Our next speaker will be David Rose, he will discuss his latest work, designing and prototyping a line of Enchanted Furniture.
Location: MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue, Boston
Room: Tower Building, Room 312
Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Time: 6:30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.
RSVP: Not required for this event, open to the MassArt community.
Furniture is the infrastructure for human activity, the physical things that literally support us and our social interactions. Everyday we sit down at the breakfast table, settle into our desk chairs, open cabinets and drawers, and fall into bed. How can digital technology augment these everyday rituals in subtle, natural and delightful ways? We aim to make couches more relaxing, tables more conversational, desks more productive, lamps more enlightening, and beds more restful. Collaborating with furniture companies we are designing and prototyping a line of Enchanted Furniture.
David Rose is an award-winning entrepreneur and instructor at the MIT Media Laboratory. He specializes in novel interfaces which make the physical environment an interface to digital information. David founded and is CEO at Vitality, a company that reinvented medication packaging. He founded Ambient Devices, which pioneered glanceable technology: embedding internet information in everyday objects like lamps, mirrors, umbrellas. His work has been featured at the MoMA, in The New York Times, and parodied on the Colbert Report.
Parking: Parking is not longer available in the Ward Street lot. We suggest taking the T if possible or take a chance on on-street parking if you can find it. Otherwise, there is paid parking available at the Museum of Fine Arts parking garage (expensive). If you’re driving, take a close look at a Google Map of the area, things can be tricky the first time you drive around this area.