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Future Domestic Robots: Design Fiction and the Home of the Future

At a recent event on Design Fiction and the Home of the Future that was held at the University of California,  Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic discuss two recent projects of speculative design.

Jasmina Tesanovic (writer, activist and filmmaker) discusses ‘Casa Jasmina’, a mix of lab, gallery space and bed and breakfast in Turin, Italy, that aims to integrate traditional Italian skills in furniture and interior design with emergent skills in Italian open-source electronics as applied to the’ Internet of Things’.

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Casa Jasmina showplace has three main functions:

  • A real-world testbed for hacks, experiments and innovative IoT and digital fabrication projects.
  • A curated space for public exposure of excellent artifacts and best practices.
  • A guest-house for occasional visitors to Toolbox, Officine Arduino and
    Fablab Torino.

More information about Casa Jasmina in Turin can be found here

Bruce Sterling (futurist and design theorist) speaks about an upcoming installation of the Vitra Design Museum titled ‘Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine’ that examines the current robotics boom, including examples of robots from homes, industry of medicine. This installation demonstrates how robotic is changing our lives today and how design is changing robotics.

More about the Hello, Robot exhibition which opens in February 2017 can be found here

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