Death Lamp
2012

An intelligent lamp that can learn how it is being treated by its owner. It responds to over-use by suffering a heart attack, and to neglect by committing suicide.

The project centers on the ability of products to quantify and provide feedback on their use frequency, and the role ‘emotional’ feedback can have on driving behaviour change. Death Lamp imagines a time when our relationships with the products and devices we own resemble those we share with our fellow humans.

See Death Lamp featured on the Internet of Things Council website.

W200 x H280 x D200 mm each
manipulated IKEA Lampana lamps, electronics
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Death Lamp
2012

An intelligent lamp that can learn how it is being treated by its owner. It responds to over-use by suffering a heart attack, and to neglect by committing suicide.

The project centers on the ability of products to quantify and provide feedback on their use frequency, and the role ‘emotional’ feedback can have on driving behaviour change. Death Lamp imagines a time when our relationships with the products and devices we own resemble those we share with our fellow humans.



See Death Lamp featured on the Internet of Things Council website.

W200 x H280 x D200 mm each
manipulated IKEA Lampana lamps, electronics

Tim Bouckley
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Death Lamp
2012

An intelligent lamp that can learn how it is being treated by its owner. It responds to over-use by suffering a heart attack, and to neglect by committing suicide.

The project centers on the ability of products to quantify and provide feedback on their use frequency, and the role ‘emotional’ feedback can have on driving behaviour change. Death Lamp imagines a time when our relationships with the products and devices we own resemble those we share with our fellow humans.

See Death Lamp featured on the Internet of Things Council website.

W200 x H280 x D200 mm each
manipulated IKEA Lampana lamps, electronics
death lamp death lamp death lamp death lamp