How much meaning can you fit in one bit? The Wink is a single-bit communication device. It allows two people to share a moment of synchronicity across great distances. Interacting with the device is simple and natural; you just pick it up to communicate. The coupled device emits a light pattern, and the recipient picks up his Wink to respond. It is a state machine for presence; immediate yet implicit, meaningful yet ambient.

“Here I am, here I am, here I am.”
“So glad you are, so glad you are, so glad you are.”

This prototype was an iteration on work by Joel Sadler in collaboration with Andrew Wong.

The Wink was reiterated in an art installation by Eric Grossman, James Thompson & Mike Turri of Stanford Product Design.