Presentation of Mapocci

4th december 2012

A tangible interface for emotial communication

Mapocci, an interactive toy designed to promote communication and emotional education of children. Designed by Laura Malinverni y Lilia Villafuerte, this has been selected the winning project of the call Next Things 2012, jointly sponsored by LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial and Telefónica I + D, located in Barcelona.

The aim of this call was the selection of a project linking art and technology, unleashing the enormous potential of the mixture of creativity and vision of artists with powerful Internet technologies and hardware things open.

The proposal by multimedia artists Laura Malinverni and Lilia Villafuerte seeks to provide new forms of distance communication, capable of generatenetworks of empathy between children from different places.

Artists: Laura Malinverni & Lilia Villafuerte
Production: LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial & Telefónica I+D
Acknowledgements: Robotics & Multibody Mechanics Research Group de la Vrije Universiteit Brussel

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