@><#!!!   the life of an overtaxed surface @><#!!!   the life of an overtaxed surface
apr 24, 2013

@><#!!! the life of an overtaxed surface

‘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.

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    technology news