Demo Hour

Cubes

Issue: XX.6 November + December 2013
Page: 8
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Authors:
Michal Rinott, Eran Gai-Or, Shachar Geiger, and Luka Or

Cubes is a collection of 20 objects, each combining an input and an output. Shaking the Dizzy Cube makes it totter around; rotating the Homesick Cube makes it turn back to face our lab. The Knock Cube returns your knock. By fixing the form of these interactive objects into the simplest shape—a cube—we can explore affordances and behaviors in a lab-like environment. Our cubes are transparent, showing the logic and beauty of their insides: electronic components and structure. The project celebrates the potential of simple tangible interactions, and the power of multiples, for engagement and pleasure.

Originally commissioned by the Design Museum Holon with generous funding from the Porter Foundation.

Project website: http://idho.org.il/cubes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVYeElTVKT4

Publication: Rinott, R., Geiger, S., Gal-Or, E., and Or, L. Cubes. Proc. of the 7th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction. ACM, New York, 2013, 397–398.

Michal Rinott | Holon Institute of Technology | michalrin@gmail.com

Eran Gal-Or | Holon Institute of Technology | erangalor@yahoo.com

Shachar Geiger | Holon Institute of Technology | s.geiger.s@gmail.com

Luka Or | Holon Institute of Technology | lukaor@gmail.com

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