Shashwath Santosh is a designer based in New York. Currently at Google Creative Lab.


Google Deepmind Project Astra

Part of the special projects team that launched Project Astra, Google’s first realtime multimodal model as seen in launch demo Vision for the future of AI assistants

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Storytelling, Prototyping, Design Futures

Google Deepmind Gemini

Part of the special projects team that launched Gemini, Google’s flagship multimodal AI model. Co-directed and starred in the main launch demo Hands On With Gemini.

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Storytelling, Prototyping, Design Futures 

Portable Black Cat Radar

If only there were a machine that could show you all the black cats in your vicinity, so you could avoid crossing their paths and protect your luck.

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Machines, Design Research

 Desires of My Microwave

Worked with engineers and creative technologists to turn my microwave into all the machines it may want to be. I began by turning it into a calculator.

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Object Design, Multi-disciplinary Collaboration

Stooper App

Mobile App designed for unique "stooping" culture in NYC. A community-based app designed by and for stoopers to find the objects nearby.

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Design Research, Interaction

Open Source Salt Battery

This battery is designed with found objects, trash, scrap metal and powered by salt. It can charge your phone too. 

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Object Design, Research, World Building

Futures for Times Square

Manhattan’s geographic diversity has given rise to genetically distinct varieties of rats. A brutal turf war between the uptown and downtown rats unfolds at Times Square.

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Design Futures, Research, World Building

Turnip Architecture for Deer

Turnips are machined to create a tetrahedral joinery system which are attached to standardized lengths of wooden twigs to create play structures for wild deer.  

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Design Futures, Research, World Building

Climate Controlled Picnic Basket for Dosa

The machine is designed to be handled by 2 people, to be taken into restaurants, and receive their orders for a dimensioned dosa with care.

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Object Design,  Research, World Building

Quantum Brownies

Worked with IBM engineers & scientists to make brownie recipes with their quantum computers. Proposed applications for this tech to IBM team in New York.

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Design Futures, Research, World Building

Seating Device Collection

An archive of designed objects and smaller works brought into the world by Shashwath Santosh in collaboration with Krithi Nalla.

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Object Design, Critical Thinking

Industrial Designer @ Doris Dev

A market-oriented design agency in Brooklyn, where I worked with clients in the consumer products industry.

User Experience Design, Industrial Design