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The annual Royal College of Art Thesis Show opens today, and, as usual, the projects are awesome. Ranging from a system that creates clouds that snow ice cream to archival burial vessels, each project takes a close look at the cultural potential for technology now, in the future and in the fictional pas.
You already saw Thomas Thwaites' Toaster Project, but pictured above are Hayeon Yoo's Compass Phone, which indicates the direction and proximity of the person you are trying to reach instead of letting you talk to them, and Will Carey's Gifted, a series of objects and scenarios that allow children to imagine and work towards abilities they may want in the future. Finally, the process behind the development of Dot Samsen's Coin Flipper (a decision making device) is illustrated in the following below:
If you can't make it to the show, you can check it all out on the website.
Design Interactions Thesis Show
Royal College of Art
June 26th to July 5th 2009
11am - 8pm
(closed 3 July; exhibition will close at 5pm on 30 June, 1 July and 5 July)
More projects after the jump.
Gunnar Green's Training Device for the Buckingham Palace Royal Guard
Cat Kramer and Zoe Papadopoulou's Cloud Project
Austin Houldsworth's Archival Burial Device
Dot Samsen's Coin Flipper
The Golden Institute by Sascha Pohflepp, an alternate history of energy in the United States
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