a real human interface

In this film, the concept of personal computer is imagined quite literally: Hi is a flesh-and-blood human doing a computer’s daily work inside a screened box. The human goes to sleep, opens and composes emails, unzips software updates, and interacts with the outside world via colorful icons and expressions; he also shaves, smiles, and occasionally fidgets about in boredom. Hi cleverly illustrates the extent to which computers have taken on the life-like qualities of our human companions, while also suggesting that there is a degree of poetry, of depth, that machines will never achieve.

— Talk To Me Exhibition, MoMA 2012


Concept, Script & Prototyping
Project developed at Multitouch Barcelona

Beta version (2008)

version 1.0 (2009)

Behind the scenes

MoMA, Talk to Me