Project

LampMail

With growing dependence on digital voice and text messaging, it is crucial to be able to access messages in the most intuitive fashion. The LampMail project aims to construct a basic prototype of an interactive lamp, which is also used as an interface for voicemail retrieval and control. The lamp is built in the shape of a cat to enhance the idea of interactivitiy. The fiberoptic "whiskers" of the cat light up when a new voicemail message is received. When the lamp is turned on, the "eyes" (bulbs) light up and the lamp starts playing the new messages. The "nose" is a rotary switch-control used to skip to the next message.

With growing dependence on digital voice and text messaging, it is crucial to be able to access messages in the most intuitive fashion. The LampMail project aims to construct a basic prototype of an interactive lamp, which is also used as an interface for voicemail retrieval and control. The lamp is built in the shape of a cat to enhance the idea of interactivitiy. The fiberoptic "whiskers" of the cat light up when a new voicemail message is received. When the lamp is turned on, the "eyes" (bulbs) light up and the lamp starts playing the new messages. The "nose" is a rotary switch-control used to skip to the next message.