The Poetic Router by Saurabh Datta Reads Websites Aloud to User

By: Meghan Young - Apr 19, 2016
References: dattasaurabh & fastcodesign
The Poetic Router is a mediator of sorts between a more traditional internet router and the devices that connect to it -- whether that be a phone, laptop, tablet or more. Information passes through it and as it does so, the Poetic Router reads it out loud. That's right, it essentially speaks to the user.

Designed by Saurabh Datta, the Poetic Router is set to a droning automaton's voice, giving the whole experience a creepy tinge -- and that's the whole purpose. Datta wants people to acknowledge that their online information isn't as safe as they believe it is, writing, "To surface the concern and pay a tribute to the age of awareness that then existed, poetically this project was articulated."