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apr 24, 2013

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‘the life of an overtaxed surface’ by vera hausmann, till maria jürgens and vitus schuhwerkthe metal-coated foil is still relaxed



‘the life of an overtaxed surface” by vera hausmann, till maria jürgens and vitus schuhwerk responds to ‘talktome’, a project brief initiated by professor andreas muxel at the köln international school of design. the square surface consists of a thin metal coated foil, transformed with invisible string connected to servo-motors and an arduino board, which senses, if somebody comes close. through squeezing and releasing, the flat motion turns into a spatial transformation and expands towards the user. this resulting surface dynamically generates new surprising patterns. the intensity of expression is determined by the user’s interaction.



it reacts by proximity and physical interaction





the foil needs some time to relax after overtaxing



the foil reacts more intensive to more than one interaction



an arduino board controls the interaction.



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