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The Cup Communicator – string & cans redux

Cupcommunicator

The Cup Communicator. Duncan Wilson’s wireless communication device is a modern walkie talkie twist on an old staple – two tin cans and a bit of string. Actually it looks like it could be an OK product, although you’d have to question its portability. Gotta love these designers though!

 Tug the cord to activate, squeeze to talk and hold to the mouth and ear. The design of the Cup Communicator is focused around a series of physical actions and gestures that create a poetic etiquette of use and a tactile intimacy between user and object.

Red – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


2 Comments

  • “design … is focused around a series of physical actions and gestures that create a poetic etiquette of use and a tactile intimacy between user and object.

    By designing a communication device focused on the gesture of use, the relationship between the users and between the user and object I aim to explore the potential of the product as a medium for interaction and reassess the way we use technology”

    – erm, what kind of arty wankspeak is that ? Put me right off.
    ;-)

  • This is a very cool idea, fun, simple, something a kid would love!!

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