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.
The Austrian Pavilion by Chris Precht of penda and Alex Daxböck won first runner-up in an international design competition for the Expo 2015 in Milan. Inspired by the strong presence of organic and locally grown foods in Austria, Precht and Daxböck took a creatively literal and communal approach to the 2015 Expo’s universal theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.”