Emoti-bots

emotional products for automated future homes by Katie Koepfinger & Burcum Turkmen

As computers begin to move away from screen-based interfaces and become cheaper and more pervasive, their systems will inevitably become more intricate and difficult to understand. With the range of Emoti-bots, Katie and Burcum have transformed common everyday objects like a lamp and a chair into potential interfaces for computing. This experimental project looks aims to develop more natural, instinctive and emotional methods of human-computer interaction.


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Burcum Turkmen

Burcum is a NY-based creative technologist whose work explores new methods of human-computer interaction, sentient computing and the intersection of digital and physical interactions. She studied
Software Engineering as an undergraduate in Ireland and recently completed her MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design. She is originally from Turkey. Her biggest fascination lies in using physical computing and coding in artistic ways. She is interested in robotics, ubiquitous computing, interactive design and wearable technology.


Katie Koepfinger

Katie is obsessed with creating magical experiences. She sees technology as the most powerful tool for doing that because it is constantly evolving and changing. Its dynamic nature fascinates her and her work strives to share that fascination with others. Part designer, part technologist, she aims to blend complex technologies with simplistic design. Her work investigates new methods of human-computer interaction, sentient computing and the intersection of digital and physical interactions. A recent graduate of the MFA Design and Technology program at Parsons The New School for Design, she is currently an interaction designer and creative technologist living and working in New York City.

http://burcumturkmen.com

http://katiekoep.me