‘Morph’ by Nick Perillo

Morph is made from 155 custom made touch sensitive and illuminated actuator modules connected by a flexible and expandable felt kerf cut structure. The modules are mapped to display 2D and 3D digital information and can be arranged in any order and applied to any shape simply by changing the core structure. This enables rapid and low cost experimentation with different tangible media forms.

Humans possess highly complex sensory systems and advanced dexterity. However, the current approach to interacting with digital information somewhat neglects tactile stimulation in favour of auditory and visual stimulation with basic tactile interfaces. Human Computer Interaction (HCI) was a revolutionary field born around the same time as the computer mouse and the graphical user interface in 1968. Since then, the touch screen has taken over as the ubiquitous standard in HCI. What will the next great leap in HCI look like? This research project speculates upon the future form and function of digital and tangible interactions between humans and digital information. The outcome is a touch sensitive modular interactive installation that reaches beyond two-dimensional pixels and frees digital information its glass prison.

Designed by Nicholas Perillo
Supervised by Dr Joshua Batty

Find out more @ http://www.nperillo.design

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