Designer envisions a world where objects would gain digital powers and the user defines how objects will function.

In his Living Kitchen Project, design student Michaël Harboun explores a future where everyday home appliances and lifestyle products will be replaced by simple, interactive surfaces that function via our hand gestures. For his project, Harboun incorporates a futuristic technology called Claytronics that forms interactive 3D objects by combining nano-scaled computers. This will allow the user to create and define an object’s functions based on his likes and needs. So, he can simply walk to a blank wall, trace out a rectangle and the nano-computers in the wall will arrange themselves into a television, all with simple hand gestures.

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