Pinokio is an expressive lamp by Adam Ben-Dror and Shanshan Zhou. The project centers around a lamp, which resembles the Pixar lamp, that has a very distinct personality and lots of interaction. For example, Pinokio is very curious and naive, which is implemented through the webcam with face detection software in the lamp shade. Although the concept and execution is simple, the project I think is charming and well executed. I was intrigued by the amount of personality conveyed simply through just a couple of motions. I feel like the project could be more effective if sound was utilized more intentionally, possibly by the tone the movement has depending on the motion it's trying to convey. Although their is a lot of influence they have drawn on and the concept of an animated lamp may not be completely novel, the execution and the initial curiosity towards it's personality was what intrigued me most.