Social Networking Gets Physical with Tableau

Ty Dunitz December 8 Design

Out of the big box marked ‘stuff that will blow your mind today’ busts John Kestner’s Tableau. Tableau is a night stand with a wire coming out of it. And boy, if it didn’t make me flip my lid.

It isn’t the design of the stand that incited all this lid-flipping action – I’m more of an IKEA guy – but its function. Tableau is the most ingeniously-disguised Twitter client you ain’t never seen. Barring right now, that is.

A hidden printer/scanner resides within Tableau’s drawer, connecting to your Twitter account and quietly printing and depositing photographs for you to discover. As well, any photographs you leave IN the drawer will be scanned and likewise posted to Twitter.

It feels sorta like some abstract internet-based remake of The Lake House, but with less Keanu Reeves. Actually, I’ve never seen The Lake House, but as far as I know, it’s about time-traveling mail or something.

Written by Ty Dunitz

Ty is an illustrator who stays up too late, and has to wear glasses. You can follow him on Twitter if you want to (@glitchritual), but he's just gonna throw your stupid PR crap in the garbage, so don't email him.

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