Table of Discussion

Interactive Table with p2p technology

This project was about a “democratic table” that connects the youth who are far away from the corridors of power directly to the Swedish parliament. Swedish youth don’t feel like the politicians are listening to them and TMF (The Swedish Federation of Wood and Furniture Industry) wanted to change that.

'Table of Discussion' is an interactive table that connects first time voters all over Sweden directly to the Swedish parliament in real time. The project was a collaboration between DVA, Edelman Deportivo and C&D Snickeri in Falköping using the latest in wood working construction based on a technical solution from DVA. We specifically designed everything (the wood table and tech) so we could integrating the technology to make it possible to have real-time conversations over long distances, and without losing sound or video quality.

To make the experience as real as possible, we positioned the camera behind the screen so it would capture the conversation in a way to create an effect of a continuous table on the other screen. The position of the camera also made it possible to look the person on the other side in the eyes, which creates the feeling of really sitting across from each other at the same table, appose to a regular video call.

Credits

Agency: Edelman Deportivo
Construction: C&D Snickeri