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Lumina: a soft kinetic material for morphing architectural skins and organic user interfaces

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conference contribution
posted on 2024-06-04, 03:13 authored by Chin Koi KhooChin Koi Khoo, FD Salim
The pervasive computing era has seen sensor and actuator technologies integrated into the design of kinetic building skins. This paper presents an investigation of a new soft kinetic material that has potential applications for morphing architectural building skins and organic user interfaces. The material capacities of Lumina to sense the ambient environment, morph and change forms, and emit light are demonstrated in the two prototypes presented in the paper. The first prototype is Blind, a form-changing organic user interface with multiple eye-like apertures that can be programmed to accept data input for visual communication. The second prototype is Blanket, a responsive morphing architectural skin with minimal mechanical and discrete components that sense real-time space occupancy data, manipulate light effects, perform active illumination, and act as an ambient display.

History

Pagination

53-62

Location

Zurich, Switzerland

Start date

2013-09-08

End date

2013-09-12

ISBN-13

9781450317702

Language

eng

Publication classification

E Conference publication, E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

Copyright notice

2013, The Authors

Editor/Contributor(s)

Mattern F, Santini S, Canny JF, Langheinrich M, Rekimoto J

Title of proceedings

UbiComp 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing

Event

Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM International Joint Conference (2013 : Zurich, Switzerland)

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.