A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.

Firewall by Aaron Sherwood and Mike Allison

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.

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Make your sleep a work of art with IBIS Sleep Art (Facebook page).

"You drift off, our robot awakens and while you sleep 80 sensors concealed in your mattress transmit temperature, movements and sound to the robot who transforms your signals into brush strokes."

Rain Room by Random International is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.
You can see Rain Room between 4 October 2012 and 3 March 2013 at The Barbican, London

Rain Room by Random International is a hundred square metre field of falling water through which it is possible to walk, trusting that a path can be navigated, without being drenched in the process.

You can see Rain Room between 4 October 2012 and 3 March 2013 at The Barbican, London

Every surface inside the top floor of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is covered in QR codes, which visitors decode using tablet computers to explore ideas for a new Russian city dedicated to science.

Every surface inside the top floor of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is covered in QR codes, which visitors decode using tablet computers to explore ideas for a new Russian city dedicated to science.

Starfield is an installation by Lab212 where a swing is used to create a large interactive starry sky.

"With a Kinect installed behind the swing and a video projector, the software creates a galaxy of stars in which the user wanders with the rhythm of his swing."

Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau is a surface made of thousands of LEDs illuminated by contact with water. You can use a paintbrush, a water atomizer, your fingers or anything damp to write a message or just to draw.