Pixelsumo is a blog about interaction, with an emphasis on play, installation, video game culture, playgrounds and toys. Written by Chris O'Shea.
From the Museum of Childhood I picked up a toy called Switch Pitch (video) that transforms before your eyes. I was very pleased to read on PingMag that inventor Chuck Hoberman creates both consumer toys and large scale transformable environments using the same principles. Quote from the interview on Ping (written by Verena): “Despite your […]
London based Troika has been commissioned by Artwise Curators to create a signature piece at the entrance of the new British Airways luxury lounges in Heathrow Terminal 5. “In response, we created â€˜Cloudâ€™, a five meter long digital sculpture whose surface is covered with 4638 flip-dots that can be individually addressed by a computer to […]
I’ll be going to this and thought I’d post it if anyone else was interested… Softspace: Contemporary Interactive Environments Saturday 8 September 2007, 14.00â€“18.00 Tate Modern, Â£18 (Â£12 concessions), booking info. “The physically permanent identity of architecture has helped to define society for centuries. Now some practitioners have disengaged from tectonics as we traditionally understand […]
Semitransparent Design is a company based in Japan, a talented bunch of artists and designers, consisting of members Ryoji Tanaka, Toshiyuki Sugai, Yusuke Shibata and Hiroshi Sato. I first became aware of their work when I wrote about Motion Wall from Nanika (read post). Semitransparent created Snow Wishes for the same interactive interiors shop exhibit. […]
[Update] here are some photos of the first event. I am off to Liverpool to take part in the first event in the Future of Sound tour. Owen LLoyd and myself are collaborating on an interactive spatial soundscape, and today I will show the first stage prototype of this. More details about this project in […]
“Bridge is a spectacular new site-specific design commission for Dilston Grove, London (Cafe Gallery Projects) by Michael Cross. Housed in a former church, (one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction and a Grade II listed building), the piece comprises submerging two thirds of the inside of the church in water, and producing a […]
James Clar, an interactive lighting designer, is currently working on scaled-down version of an L.E.D mesh structure that will eventually appear around the Habitat Hotel, near Barcelona. Working for experimental company Cloud9, Clar is using his expertise to build a working prototype for a model of the hotel, to be shown in New York. As […]