canon: neoreal at milan design week 09
 
canon: neoreal at milan design week 09 canon: neoreal at milan design week 09
apr 21, 2009

canon: neoreal at milan design week 09

canon neoreal a collaboration between architect akihisa hirata and interactive artist takahiro matsuo. a fusion of organic space, light and color, an interactive installation depicting the undersea world.

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animated knot – a three dimensional mebius ring-like surface / display.

try to imagine a loop made with one piece of cord and various knots. the cord is replaced by a steel frame, and a three-dimensional screen made of elastic membrane is hung in between its folds.

animated knot by akihisa hirata

animated knot by akihisa hirata imge © designboom

animated knot by akihisa hirata imge © designboom

akihisa hirata portrait © designboom

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

animated knot is the screen for the ‘aquatic color’ installation by takahiro matsuo. upon entering the display area, one is surrounded by an undersea image space, where soft light traverses trough the dark and bubbles rise slowly. then, one come across swarms of jellyfish flickering in the dark.

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

aquatic color by takahiro matsuo image © designboom

the flickering and motion of the interactive jellyfish are generated in real time trough an algorithm, which applies the 1/f fluctuation theory and mathematical graphics extant in the natural world. by harmonizing with the rhythm of a person’s body, and stimulating our sight and hearing, this installation is an attempt to deeply affect our physical senses.

takahiro matsuo portrait © designboom

online. consolidating a vast amount of visual information into a simple line, a light, freely moving linear form which change with interaction of the visitor.

‘online’ by canon design center image © designboom

‘online’ by canon design center image © designboom

‘online’ by canon design center image © designboom

‘online’ by canon design center image © designboom

hiroyuki fukushima in head of ‘online’ project portrait © designboom

  • I so much wish these works were available as onLine video.
    Their beauty does seem to include light, as well as motion.

  • we added a (not professional) video – enjoy!

    birgit/designboom says:
  • That’s sooo beautiful!

    Ivan says:

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