We are a group of designers, architects, programmers and artists with the goal to transform love stories into unique objects.
When you remember the love story of your life, your entire body reacts with emotions. Over the course of the past five years, we developed a technological system that collects your stories and emotions and translates them into a design of a jewel. The shape of this jewel is always unique because its mold literally comes from the data of your body and love story. It's only yours and this shape can never be repeated.
We created a unique way for you to express your love. A pendant to wear close to the heart.
HOW IT WORKS?
We designed a digital experience that is simple to use, yet meaningful. Our app, through your phone’s microphone, captures the tonal cadence, fluctuation, and emotions as you relay a love story. The app also captures your heartbeat, through your phone’s camera and flash.
This data is used in real time to generate the shape of the jewel. Inside our software, particles grow a 3D model of the piece. The behavior of each particle come from the voice and the heartbeat data. That's why one piece will never look like the other.
The app can grow an infinite number of jewels and they will never look the same. Their shape is unique, it comes from your unique emotions.
Once you have the shape of your jewel done on the app you can choose between 3 options of precious metals: Rose Gold, Gold 18k or Silver. We will use 3D printing and artisanal jewelry techniques to produce it into a beautiful jewel.
THE ROOTS OF LOVE
Our journey started 5 years ago when we decided to bridge the gap between tangible and intangible and turn emotions into shapes. Obsessed with the idea of sustainability through affection and seeking for a longer life cycle in products that could be shaped through affection, we believe in the future of co-creation, unique design systems and digital fabrication industry.
We all know that when we are in love, our body reacts and produces data. We sweat, our heart beats faster, our hands shake. In the past years we’ve been experimenting with different sensors to capture and measure emotional data.
In 2013 we started a journey of intense research and technology development. Since then we’ve being inviting people to narrate the biggest love story of their lives during an art performances entitled "Love Project".
After many experiments, sensing more than 200 love stories, many 3D printed shapes, we finally realized the perfect shape for love and decided to make these years of art performances more democratic.
We wanted to reach much more people. That's why in 2016 we founded a startup to develop an app - Aura Pendant.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
It's been a wonderful and challenging journey so far. We developed almost all the hard technology and production skills to put this dream into the market. With your help we will get the right scale to make an accessible Silver product, an Android version of our app and a system to store your love stories forever for free.
GOAL AND EXTENDED GOALS
U$ 5.900,00 - Our accessible silver product.
U$ 20.000,00 - The system to store and listen your love stories.
U$ 40.000,00 - The Android version of our app.
Help us, Let's spread love and beauty together.
Creators and Partners
Guto Requena, Edson Pavoni, Eduardo Dias, João Marcos de Souza.
Mariana Schetini, Vitor Reis, Diego Spinola, Luka Brajovic, Luiz Gustavo Zanotello, Victor Sardenberg, Pagu Senna, Raphael Fagundes, Carolina Nishino, Kaio Medau, Jonathan Querubina, Junior Magalhães, Robson Coelho, Victor Gama, Natasha Weissenborn, Branda Colautti, Maria Clara Villas, Jorge Teivelis Neto, Nathali Lima, Mariana Ventura, Andre Aureliano and Ligia Giatti.
Risks and challenges
We have been testing and prototyping for almost 4 years and we have overcome a lot of different problems to get to this point when we have a very accessible product made in an unique fashion.
Our main challenge for this Kickstarter campaign would be volume.
We wanted this project to be very democratic and reach a lot of people.
To tackle this scale challenge we stablished a partnership with Shapeways - the biggest digital fabrication service company in the world - and tested all the products and materials with them during the last four months.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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