Pillow-Talk is a set of connected objects intended to assist in the capture and recall digitally stored dreams and memories via natural and tangible interfaces.
It consists of two devices, one of which is a pillow embedded with a voice recorder that is activated upon squeezing together several conductive patches at the corner of the pillow. This interaction minimizes the steps necessary to record a fresh memory of a dream immediately upon awakening.
After the dream is recorded into the pillow, the audio file is transmitted wirelessly to a jar containing shimmering LEDs to display the "capture" of a new memory, and electronics in the jar can play back the recordings through a small speaker under its lid when it is opened.
This work was published in the proceedings of TEI 2011 and can be downloaded here.
With Edwina Portocarrero and V. Michael Bove