Earshot was designed for the American Design Club as a part of the "Rumors Fly" show during ICFF
Communication can be overwhelming. We often have trouble articulating the complexity of what we actually want to say. We hold in our opinions and feelings out of fear that we won’t be fully seen by the people around us. The intent of this communication device is to open honest discourse through the ritual of active, deliberate speaking and listening. With this device, you can do one or the other but not both. Of course, you could use this device to spread falsehoods or to gossip, but I think you’re better than that. I think you want to spread gratitude and empathy in this world. Kindness is just within earshot.