Design life in the vivarium: The carnivorous lampshade

In an Adams Family meets contemporary design meet Tim Burton moment, designer James Auger describes in this video how the designed consumer object might - steady yourself - stalk prey.

Experiments with the carnivorous domestic entertainment robot take the popularity of the vivarium to answer the question: Why do people bring certain products into their home? And the result has been the Flypaper Robotic Clock, the Lampshade Robot and the Fly Stealing Robot, which, while being entertaining, also use dead flies to generate power for themselves. Alriiighty.

The good bits start at the 9:30 mark.

Auger made his presentation just recently at LIFT in Geneva, which focuses heavily on design and mobility.

Hat tip: Putting People First