Tassophonics: Nanotechnology as the Magical Unknown

  • Audrey Samson
  • Kristina Andersen
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39238-2_60

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8014)
Cite this paper as:
Samson A., Andersen K. (2013) Tassophonics: Nanotechnology as the Magical Unknown. In: Marcus A. (eds) Design, User Experience, and Usability. User Experience in Novel Technological Environments. DUXU 2013. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8014. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


This paper outlines a set of experiments designed to explore how we can embed memories in objects augmented with non-discernable nanotechnological interfaces. It explores whether the object can successfully embody a wish or fear and how the participant experiences living with a physical reminder of these secrets. As such the experiments draw on more traditional paper-prototyping and body-storming techniques. The goal is to assess if the introduction of nanotechnology as a magical unknown can be used to seed and affect our relationships to objects and archived memories.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Audrey Samson
    • 1
  • Kristina Andersen
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Creative MediaCity University of Hong KongHong Kong
  2. 2.Center for Mathematics and Computer ScienceAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Gerrit Rietveld AcademyAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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