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    Submission Open 01.01.2017
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    Submission Closed 15.07.2017
  • We are here
    Selected Projects Announced 28.09.2017
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    Global Grad Show 13.10.2017
Submission Open 01.01.2017
WE ARE HERE Submission Closed 15.07.2017
14-18 November 2017 13.10.2017
Global Grad Show 13.10.2017

Royal College of Art

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www.rca.ac.uk

Involuntary pleasures

Involuntary Pleasures is a four-part series of electronic products that require physical interaction for engagement, creating chemical changes within users’ brains, to trigger feelings of delight and happiness.

To turn off the Victory Alarm Clock the user must hold the two actuators and adopt a victory pose, increasing testosterone and reducing cortisol. The Hugging Toaster requires the user to embrace it with a hug for the duration of cooking, increasing levels of dopamine and serotonin. The Smile Telephone uses facial metrics scanning to determine that a user is first smiling at their reflection in order to make and receive calls. The amplified and distorted reflection of the Reflective Mirror offers a moment of meditative contemplation.

Royal College of Art

WEBSITE

www.rca.ac.uk

Involuntary pleasures

Involuntary Pleasures is a four-part series of electronic products that require physical interaction for engagement, creating chemical changes within users’ brains, to trigger feelings of delight and happiness.

To turn off the Victory Alarm Clock the user must hold the two actuators and adopt a victory pose, increasing testosterone and reducing cortisol. The Hugging Toaster requires the user to embrace it with a hug for the duration of cooking, increasing levels of dopamine and serotonin. The Smile Telephone uses facial metrics scanning to determine that a user is first smiling at their reflection in order to make and receive calls. The amplified and distorted reflection of the Reflective Mirror offers a moment of meditative contemplation.

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