Speaking objects in Amsterdam

shop Two curious encounters on my way from the Waag to the train station: the interesting use of speech bubbles in both cases, as if the designers of these elements wanted to convey the message that objects are close to have self-expression.


This way to express objects' agency in our physical environment is certainly close to the blogject meme where "artifacts" and places would be more talkative in the near future. One can qualify the Internet of Things as "more than mere speech bubbles".