10 + IKEA has updated its digital experimentation portal EverydayExperiments.com. Collaborators discovered methods to escape and address challenges at home, making every day a little bit better.
What if your living room became an ever-changing obstacle course meant to keep you agile, attentive, and sharp? Imagine walking through your house and seeing a floral meadow. What if an automated chef software turned your kitchen’s weird items into a restaurant-worthy dish? The projects explore innovative ways to live at home using technology to inspire creativity and curiosity.
Everyday Experiments is a digital project that attempts to examine the role of technology in the home and make everyday exceptional. This round’s experiments cover AI, IoT, Machine Learning, AR, and Spatial Audio.
Everyday experiments: a technological perspective on home
“Last year, the home had to satisfy several demands. With this in mind, we experimented with modifying the space or sound of our house using technology. Some experiments are amusing, while others help you cook by understanding how unrelated components may come together. Other studies question the concept of home. For example, a room is made into an obstacle course, based on Arakawa and Madeline Gins’ study, to keep brains busy at home,” explains Georgina McDonald, SPACE10’s Lead Design Producer.
SPACE10 and IKEA aspire to build creative solutions for the future via new partnerships across research, design, and technology studios.
Tin & Ed’s Kaleidoscopic Home
What if you could make your house a living playground? Kaleidoscopic Home is an augmented reality (AR) application that promotes physical and mental health via entertaining spatial interventions. The app investigates ways to digitally enhance your physical area to encourage more activity, creativity, and fun.
Osk Algorithmic Chef
What if AI could create a tailored cookbook? The Algorithmic Chef would utilize object recognition and AI to generate new dishes from your leftover ingredients. The software would first visually identify each component you have on hand using object detection. To produce an original recipe, it would employ a Natural Language Processing system (such as OpenAI’s GPT-3) trained on various recipes. As a result, you get a tailored dinner that uses just what you have on hand and fosters creativity and sustainability.
Osk Mood Blossom
What if a flower could explain your emotions? Mood Blossom uses AI to create flowery avatars that match your mood. The idea of well-being might be imprecise or difficult to grasp, and quantifying our health can have detrimental consequences. This software uses nature to give an intuitive sense of how you feel, complementing more statistical understandings. It would guide you through an interactive experience aimed to gauge your overall health by asking you questions. Mood Blossom would then utilize a generative adversarial network (GAN) to create a customized flower that expresses your current level of well-being.
FIELD. SYSTEMS’ Virtual Oasis
What if augmented reality took you on a spiritual journey? Virtual Oasis uses augmented reality and spatial audio to transport you to a digital paradise. An old method is explored with contemporary technology in this mixed reality event. Virtual Oasis uses ambient noises to help you relax and de-stress.
Pitch Studios’ Ever Meadow
Imagine walking in an unending sanctuary without leaving your house. Forever Meadow is a relaxing walking application that allows your feet to create an eternal landscape around you. While it is not always physically feasible, many individuals long for a deeper connection to nature. To benefit from contemplative strolling (a way to relax the mind while out and about), Forever Meadow suggests augmented reality.
Suzuki’s Convolution Reverb
Imagine your living room as The Colosseum. Convolution Reverb uses spatial audio to create new forms, sizes, and materials in your house. The software uses intelligent speakers to musically alter your room’s proportions, changing the location, size, shape, and material of walls and ceilings. You may also switch between creative and real-world locales to hear fresh sounds. The lack of variety in our surroundings impacts our psychological well-being, and this experiment helps overcome such issues.