The screen, the mobile device, the personal computer, the network node: the devices that mediate our interactions are individualising by their very nature. What alternatives, or tactical repurposing, might allow-for, encourage or demand collaborative interactions? This series of prototypes each incorporate affordances that require collaboration.
The Multi-User Keyboard requires two or three users to begin using the computer.
Personal++ Computer is a small application which disables individual computer use. Running in the background, it deactivates the screen unless it can identify a minimum of two users in front of the computer’s webcam.Download the app and give it a try. (Requires Mac with camera)