Elizabeth Lin

Jam 'n' Bread Plates

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Jam ‘n’ Bread aims to bring people back to the dinner table and make mealtime a fun and social event again. Studies show that traditional family-style dinners are becoming less common in American households, despite their many benefits for family relationships. Even households that participate in regular group dinners, such as student co-ops, require a precise synchronization in timing between individuals to make them happen. Inspired by the shared (if perhaps ephemeral) sense of togetherness that musicians experience when playing music together, Jam ‘n’ Bread introduces touch-sensitive instrumental sounds and lighting to tableware in order to encourage people to “play with their food,” take a break from their busy day, and enjoy a meal together.
Designed in Critical Making with Eric Paulos @ UC Berkeley in the Invention Lab with a group of students of different years and majors.
Check out the full documentation here: http://www.elizabethylin.com/product/jamnbread

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