Daisuke Uriu + Noriyasu Obushi
“SenseVase with Virtual Memorial” is a design concept for online floral tribute practices. SenseVase is a smart vase to detect flowers placed in it, and a 3DCG Virtual Memorial illustrates floral tributes given by people using SenseVases at home. While floral tributes are commonly used for the public commemoration of victims of disasters, war, and other accidents, flowers in vases color everyday life. In this work, these features of flowers are intertwined with the recent phenomenon of online memorials to develop a virtual floral tribute concept that includes physical rituals.