Objects Sandbox projects announced

Remote controlled taxidermy, stress relieving data pebbles, augmented music instruments and more to be developed in our Objects Sandbox

We are delighted to announce the six new collaborations taking part in our Objects Sandbox.

Remote controlled taxidermy, stress relieving data pebbles, augmented music instruments are all to be developed in this exciting exploratory space.

Six teams made up of academics, creatives and product design entrepreneurs have been awarded £50,000 each to develop a prototype of an Internet-connected object over the next three months. The diverse cohort includes geographers, ethnomusicologists, award winning product designers, coders, makers, multidisciplinary creative agencies, composers, musicians and more.

The collaborations will design and produce new prototype connected objects and together break new ground in understanding human experience in the Internet of Things.

As REACT Executive producer Clare Reddington describes it,

“The Internet of Things is growing rapidly, but a lot of the work in this area has been for the technology and services associated with it. We are interested in working with brilliant academics and creatives to explore how people will interact with connected objects – what will make them useful, magical or beautiful? It’s a brilliant opportunity to break free from the constraints of screen-based content and explore a new language of design that will allow us to consume and share stories in new and physical ways.”

Production kicks off on March 13th.

Read all about our brilliant projects here.

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