i'm matteo loglio, an interaction designer based in london. i design playful products and experiences, experimental interfaces and award-winning toys.
now taking some time off ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
previously at @google creative lab, lecturer @centralsaintmartins, hacker @oio, creator of #cubetto, poster @opus, founder @primotoys, hardcore prototyper and occasional speaker. previously @primotoys@arduino
and @fablabtorino.
some of the products i designed received a few awards, including interaction design award, red dot design award and cannes lion.
i'm always looking for new exciting projects. interested?
Natural Networks is a project about language and animism, using poetry and artificial intelligence to connect humans with natural environments.
The project consists of a series of floating buoys, that collects environmental data from different locations across the London canals, then sends them to a neural network over the internet. The data is then processed by a machine learning algorithm, trained to generate poems from a large set of twentieth century poetry.
Some of the poems created by the artificial intelligence:
How a canal can communicate its feelings through a language developed by humans? Some poems might look meaningless to us, but they are not random. The canals sometimes create new words, in a language that we don't understand.
Natural Networks was featured as part of an exhibition entitled ’Water’ during the London Design Festival 2017. ‘Water’ brought together a diverse group of designers to explore one of the most important materials on Earth. The exhibition took place in the Copeland Gallery, Peckham
Water Exhibition
The project was a collaboration with agency Six:thirty, and developed with the support of the Canal and River Trust.