“A designer’s work is not only about how the things look, but also their behaviors in response to interaction, and the adjustments they make between their fixed states. In fact, designing the way elements adapt and morph in the in-between moments is half of your work as a designer. You’re crafting the interstitials.”
“Pinokio by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Customized computer code and electronic circuit design imbues Lamp with the ability to be aware of its environment, especially people, and to expresses a dynamic range of behaviour. As it negotiates its world, we the human audience can see that Lamp shares many traits possessed by animals, generating a range of emotional sympathies. In the end we may ask: Is Pinokio only a lamp? – a useful machine? Perhaps we should put the book aside and meet a new friend.”
“Therefore, it is an aspect of the present invention to provide a better and more improved status LED indicator. It is another aspect of the invention to provide a sleep-mode indicator for an electronic device such as a laptop computer that the indicator generates a visually appealing blinking pattern to the users. It is another aspect of the present invention to provide a LED blinking pattern along with varied intensity that in combination mimics the rhythm of breathing. It is yet another aspect of the present invention to provide an electrical apparatus that generates a sleep-mode indicator blinking pattern based on a sinusoidal function using PWM (pulse width modulation) designs.”
Lotus Dome by Studio Roosegaarde is a living dome made out of hundreds of ultra-light aluminium flowers that fold open in response to human behavior. When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to a more dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow.
People rest and relax on public steps anyway, so why not give them a comfortable way to do so? Stair Squares, a concept by Mark Reigelman, are little blue tables that fit perfectly onto steps to offer little tables for eating and reading. The stairs were installed on the front steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall in the summer of 2007.
The installation 'bios [bible]' (2007) by Robotlab consists of an industrial robot which writes down the bible on rolls of paper. The machine draws the calligraphic lines with high precision - like a monk in the scriptorium.
“Pekoppa uses an internal chip that detects patterns in human speech, and responds to you by bending the stem and moving the leaves. A deep “bow” by Pekoppa shows agreement with what you’re saying, so you can carry on a two-way conversation without missing a beat!”