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Presence Frames (Device, 2004)

Presence Frames

Presence Frames (Device, 2004)

Presence Frames (Device, 2004)

A pair of networked photo frames that indicate the remote presence of the person in the photo. For example, if my sister in New York walks in front of her photo of me, my photo frame of her will gently flicker and light up here in California, and vice-versa.

The goal was to provide a means of ambient notification that a loved one is present, similar to noticing a friend walk by your window.

Featured in EngadgetCoolhunting, and the book Immersed in Media: Telepresence in Everyday Life.

 Matt's frame flickers when he walks in front of his sister's photo.

Matt's frame flickers when he walks in front of his sister's photo.

 Susannah's frame flickers when she walks in front of her brother's photo.

Susannah's frame flickers when she walks in front of her brother's photo.