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Sean Hammett

MA work

Hey Hi

Hey Hi is the first interaction for using, understanding, and enjoying artificial intelligence technology. It is a small machine capable of seeing and using a phone exactly as you do. With the familiar confines of the smartphone touchscreen as a common interface, human and machine meet and develop on equal ground.

Artificial intelligence will be, and in many ways has already become, the next revolution in technology. Yet we don’t have an intuitive sense of how this technology influences our lives.

This series of experiments both makes people feel more like machines and makes machines seem more like people. Human intelligence remains the ultimate reference for artificial intelligence, but Hey Hi rejects the psychological skeumorphism that all major designs for AI employ. These objects use exclusively honest interactions.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • My work is focused on redefining and refining our interactions with contemporary technology. I studied Studio Art and Mechanical Engineering at Dartmouth College and developed my sculpture practice before beginning at the Royal College of Art.

  • Degrees

  • BA Studio Art and Engineering Sciences, Dartmouth College, 2014