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nosigner: 'touch the invisibles' installation at siggraph 09
jul 31, 2009
nosigner: 'touch the invisibles' installation at siggraph 09


‘touch the invisibles’ installation by nosigner in collaboration with hiroyuki ando, junji watanabe and eisuke kusachi

japanese designer nosigner in collaboration with hiroyuki ando, junji watanabe
and eisuke kusachi have designed ‘touch the invisibles’, an art installation that will
be on display at siggraph 09 (international conference and exhibition on computer
graphics and interactive techniques).

they have developed a novel interface that can superimpose tactile information onto
surface or images displayed on a computer monitor. based on this interface technology,
they produced artworks on how we perceive the real and digital world through
the sense of touch.


‘touch the invisibles’ installation


‘touch the invisibles’ installation


the information from the finger pad is used for surface recognition


the vibrator (voice coil) is attached to the nail with the double sticky tape

the vibrator is easy to attach and remove. a microcomputer controls the timing
and magnitude of the vibration. the finger position is measured with the touch sensor
of LCD panel. the position information is send to the microcomputer for activating
the vibrator, and to the pc for updating the visual images. when the users rubs the visual
images, the tactile information are presented by the interface.


‘touch the invisibles’ in action

nosigner was a participant in our designboom marts in sydney and tokyo in 2008.

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