More informal and spontaneous interaction is enabled by specially designed always-on Talking Boxes placed in cafes and bars in the global cities. Have a beer, share experiences and even flirt with participants in Japan or Brazil.
The Talking Boxes connect multiple sites in an inviting physical form that supports spontaneity and chance encounters within the bustling social areas of the event. The fantastic eye-catching physical design invites informal interaction, inspired literally by the look and feel of old wooden boxes and crates. A World Premiere created specifically for FutureEverything 2010.
People recognise today that informal spaces and informal interactions are the most important part of events. This lies behind the rise in user-led formats such as open space, unconferences, and barcamps. We aim to capture this in GloNet by networking the social spaces as well as the formal programme. People can spill out of the venues, to connect and chat with people in cafes and bars at the remote venues.
The Talking Boxes are one of the main innovations in GloNet. They are designed by Distance Lab in association with FutureEverything.