LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Violet Dal, the First "Emotional Lamp"
Jun 01, 2004, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Embedded Linux powers the first 'emotional lamp,' a
WiFi-connected device that can be programmed to respond to
real-world events by emanating sequences of gentle color. The
Violet Dal has been available at prestigious Paris department store
Galeries Lafayette since March, and is available direct for 790
Euros (about $937).
"According to Violet Co-founder Olivier Mével, the Dal
lamp epitomizes 'calm technology' that, unlike a telephone or
television, presents information without making intrusive or
extensive time demands. Messages and information are diffused
subtly into the general ambiance, communicated through 'color
changes and their rate/rhythm of posting...'"