SpeakCupJamie Zigelbaum, Angela Chang, James Gouldstone, Joshua Jen Monzen, Michael Carvajal, Kevin Rustagi, and Hiroshi Ishii / 2007


SpeakCup is a digital voice recorder. Rather than being controlled via buttons and blinking lights, SpeakCup uses shape to proscribe function. It takes the form of a small rubber disc with holes in its center on one side. When the holes are pressed in, forming a small cup, SpeakCup absorbs and contains sound. When the holes are pressed out, the stored sounds (embodied as fluxuating lights) are released.