When people usually use the term “Smart Home” they refer to augmenting our surrounding objects by giving them the ability to serve us better. When things talk back redefines augmentation by providing objects with the ability to speak with us and let us hear their inner thoughts and feelings. What would it feel like to be able to talk to any still object we see around us?
The project was develop in collaboration with Anastasis Germanidis. Using marker based augmented reality for object detection and data from ConceptNet, a network keeping information about relations of words, we made an iOS app that generates random talks between objects.