Like the .fluid project we wrote about few weeks back, “@><#!!! – The life of an overtaxed surface” is a project by Vera Hausmann, Till Maria Jürgens and Vitus Schuhwerk responding to the brief “TalkToMe”, initiated by Professor Andreas Muxel at the Köln International School of Design, Cologne.
This surface, consisting of a thin metal coated foil, is transformed with invisible string connected to servo-motors and an arduino board, which senses, if somebody comes close. Through squeezing and releasing, the flat motion turns into a spatial transformation and comes closer to the user. This resulting surface dynamically generates new patterns. The intensity of expression is determined by the user’s interaction.