An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content
Five engineers from the Tangible Media Group at MIT’s media lab have developed ‘inFORM’, a dynamic shape display that has the capability to render three-dimensional content physically, so users can interact with tangible digital information.
inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance.
This thesis investigates the notion of duality in architecture by working across multiple genres rather than within a single one. It focuses on the notion of “productive dichotomy” as a form of development that aims not to dissolve opposites, erasing their contrast, but aims instead to bring them together into an even more complex state of dualism.