The misbehaviour of animated objects
A project and a workshop proposed at TEI conference, 16-19 feb 2014, Munich


How to create animation of an object of simple, abstract form which movement would confer a behavior? How to give the impression that such an object have a personality allowing to be proactive, with self-motivated behavior, not directly responding to our expectations, or even challenging them through the demonstration of mis-behavior? To address these questions, we propose a studio allowing to design and rapid-prototype such object from an easily accessible toolbox (hardware and software) for the studio’s audience to experiment with. This toolbox will have been developed beforehand through the collaboration of MIT tangible medialab-Ensadlab researchers in art, design, technology (HCI and tangible media) for this specific studio experiment.

More info coming soon…


Bianchini Samuel
EnsadLab 31, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris, France

Bourganel Rémy
EnsadLab 31, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris, France

Labrune Jean-Baptiste
MIT MediaLab Tangible Media Group MIT Media Lab 77 Mass. Ave., E14/E15 Cambridge, MA 02139-4307 USA

Quinz Emanuele
Université Paris 8 2 Rue de la Liberté 93200 Saint-Denis, France

Mahé Emmanuel
EnsadLab 31, rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris, France


Florent LeVillain
Didier Bouchon
Martin Gautron
Alex Saunier
Cécile Bucher
Max Mollon
Émeline Brulé


Nicolas Nova, HEAD – Geneva
Christophe Pornay
Benoit Verjat
Lia Giraud
Louis Eveillard
Ferdinand Dervieux
Ianis Lallemand
Lies Amanouch
Dominique Pesson
Tom Huet

Pictures of the event