Michael Fox + Juintow Lin (FoxLin) – DesCours 2007 – Ex-Com Couch

This installation, presented for the 2007 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

The Ex-Com (External Communications) couch is one of several robotic couches which can allow different people in remote cities to communicate with each other through a physical piece of furniture.  When a visitor sits on the responsive couch, it affects another couch remotely and vice versa.