Amoeba Wall's design is inspired by the fluid forms and mechanisms of amoeba. It is primarily used as a tangible interface to allow users to achieve efficient workspace reconfiguration and dynamic lighting at the same time. The walls will autonomously shape the room around users such as creating small individual offices, open co-working spaces, and private meeting spaces, responding to their needs. Also, it can also form responsive art installation like an endless maze, or a dancing wall that follows the surrounding music.
Pulse Portal is a functional, 20 foot archway that welcomes viewers to pass through a gate of iridescent light on a journey into tomorrow. The dichroic glass changes color based on the viewers position in space. The mere act of walking around the art creates a unique experience. The design is based of imagined alien architecture and the tessellated geometry of crystals on earth.
The Hex is a kite-like structure that can be inflated and supported in the air by wind. Generated by a computational process and made from lightweight fabric, the Hex belongs to a family whose members use space-grid geometries but can have different branching patterns, sizes or colors. While the Hex can be enjoyed as a unique air-borne sculpture in a variety of public events, it also serves as a research prototype in the development of inflatable architectural constructions that can be supported by wind rather than by artificially powered pumping systems.
CityWood is a wooden map artwork designed by an architect Hubert Roguski. It is a three dimensional design that combines modern technology with the beauty of wood and craftsmanship. Created from a city data, city streets, water and landscape are represented by separate wooden layers to create depth of the design. Each layer is precisely cut using laser technology, polished with sand paper to provide smooth clean surface and assembled by hand with great attention to the crafting process. Each map has its own personality due to the individual grain of the wood.
Digital artist Jaime Sanjuan Ocabo, from Spain, born in 1981. He has graduated in Fine Arts in 2006 and is currently writing his PhD thesis on art and new technologies. Interesting thing about his art is that he has not used any paint or brush, all his illustrations are painted on an iPad with his fingers. Some of his work has taken more than 100 hours to get completed.
There is an extravagantly histrionic quality to Blow. For its small dimensions, it is showy. Like an actor with a diminutive stature and a surprisingly booming voice. It takes an everyday action, such as snuffing out a candle, and turns into a performance. And what could be more dramatic than switching from light to darkness? For all its apparent simplicity, there is magic in the genuine surprise when squeezing the rubber bulb and extinguishing the flame. Blow is a return to the spirit of childhood, the excitement of being handed the controls and the forbidden idea of playing with fire.
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