A Relaxed and Gestural Communication Medium Emphasizing Connected Presence
Brainstorming Session: Our Concepts
We propose three ways of communicating with each other.
Drawings performed with the rake are mirrored on the other end to inform the presence of the sender to the other side. These traces remain to be discovered and responded to by the recipient.
A rock placed on one garden produces a corresponding ripple on the other side at the same location. This is how people get in contact in real-time and subtly say “I am here”.
The rocks represent separate individuals in a small tangible group chat. Touching a rock while interacting with the sand can be used to send secret whispers to specific individuals in the group.