Monster Bag

A fully-lined and functional purse that doubles as a recording and playback device. Powered by an Arduino, a small 2-bank recording/playback module and detachable speakers, this little guy will listen in to conversations and repeat what he’s overheard… both on command and when he feels like it.

Controlled by the buttons on the strap, the act of opening the purse flap and the position of his wings, the Monster Bag can be semi-controlled, but occasionally blurts things out.

This project was inspired by the two months I spent communing via bus in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, and the frequent acts of both being spoken to without prompting and listening in without invitation.