Kelly Dobson at Gel 2008

  • Speaking at Gel 2008
  • April 2008
  • New York City

After communicating with Blendie, her custom-built voice-activated blender, Kelly starts with a great first line - "I work with machines" - and goes on to describes her unique vision for human-machine interaction. Kelly's genius is building machines to respond to natural cues, like the frazzled screams in ScreamBody (this footage is also in her Gel talk) or normal breathing, as with the empathic Omo device. User interfaces this elegant are incredibly rare; it's worth considering how these patterns - natural cues, radical empathy - could be applied to other experiences.