Space Replay is an obsidian nightmare from the future

What if a nightmare could follow you? Space Replay, by Royal College of Art student Francesco Tacchini, along with Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson from Design Products, appears to be just that: it’s an uncanny black orb that hovers around making eerie noises. According to its designer, the object “explores and manipulates transitional public spaces with particular acoustic properties,” and then records and replays them, producing “a delayed echo of human activity.” It also happens to look just like the malevolent orb of death from the Commodore 64’s enigmatic video game, Impossible Mission.

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