Beam Authentic

Date: December 14, 2017
Category Case Study
Topic Protest Objects

While researching future activists objects I wanted to consider creating a digital badge. I was inspired by the pollution badge by Kin Design. I was researching small OLED and e ink displays and came across Beam Authentic. It is a button with an OLED display that can show any range of text and images. My plan is to begin to brainstorm what an extension of this object looks like. My initial questions are: what would take it further? And what would make it more useful? I believe a place to begin is to look into how people socialize at rallies and perhaps think of ways to allow for some sort of community connection between devices (I feature I believe this company is looking into based on the open job positions).