Designboom | interactive textiles – symbiosisO: voxel at tribeca issey miyake
By Jenny db
original article – April, 2012
symbiosisO: voxel interactive textile installation
tribeca issey miyake, new york, USA
on now through april 28th, 2012
the collaboration of hungarian designer eszter ozsvald, estonian textiles developer kärt ojavee, and american interaction artist alex dodge, ‘symbiosisO: voxel’ is an interactive textile installation, on exhibition at new york’s tribeca issey miyake showroom and gallery space. composed of a structure of interlocking honeycomb-shaped ‘voxels’, each unit is dyed with heat-activated thermochromic ink, connected to a custom electronics system in order to respond to physical and virtual stimuli. users can interact with the work by touching it– leaving a highlighted imprint on the fabric– or via a web interface that allows them to design multi-frame animations to be played back on the piece.