Created by Felix Heibeck, Basheer Tome and Clark Della Silva with supervision from Hiroshi Ishii at the MIT’s Tangible Media Group, uniMorph is an enabling technology for rapid digital fabrication of customized thin-film shape-changing interfaces.
Transient Materialization explores the relationship between digital and material-based digital fabrication through n-hedron structure composed mainly of soap foam, which is blown, through a mixture of air and helium, into a foam structure.
Created by James Alliban, Nova is an experimental study of the slit-scan technique with a particular focus on emphasising its spacial and temporal properties.
Christoph Bader & Dominik Kolb (deskriptiv) are currently working on an algorithm as an application that produces procedural sculptures for 3D printing.
The software created was a gesture-based, “keyframeless” animation system, which uses soft-body dynamics to create motion in the same way you would with puppets – by literally grabbing bits of the 3D mesh and pulling it around with the mouse, and recording live.
The process allows the creation of freeform objects without the need for molds or supporting structures. Likewise, tool can be changed, manual and multi-material injections performed, live modification and the ability to physically “undo” the print.
Created by Dhairya Dand and Robert Hemsley, the project seeks to develop gestures to evolve three-dimensional surfaces using 2.5D interaction.
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 […]
Created by Hannes Jung during the two week project “Talk to me – Form follows mood” at the KISD (Köln Interntional School of Design), .fluid is a concept study of an interacting, changing surface. Installation uses non-newtonian fluid, an arduino board, a speaker and processing to allow surface to change from liquid to solid, from plain to three-dimensional symmetric patterns. […]
Architect and designer Neri Oxman is assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores “how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to radically transform the design and construction of objects, buildings, and systems”.
“Soak, Dye in light.” by everyware (2011) is an empty canvas but when you touch it, its elastic surface stretches and gets suffused with projected vivid colors mimicking fabric absorbing dye. Poking and rubbing with hands or resting their body on this spandex canvas allows visitors to soak this canvas in virtual dye and create own patterns. Dying fabric […]
Created by Anthony DeVincenzi, David Lakatos, Matthew Blackshaw, Daniel Leithinger and Hiroshi Ishii at the MIT Lab, Recompose is a system for manipulation of an actuated surface. By utilising openCV, Kinect (i believe) and gesture recognition the team is working on an array of 120 individually addressable pins, whose height can be actuated and read […]