Materiality in suspense : exploring radical interfaces capable of representing multiple physical property transformations to enable computational, physical material perception
Author(s)Vink, Luke (Luke Alexander Jozef)
Exploring radical interfaces capable of representing multiple physical property transformations to enable computational, physical material perception
Program in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Years after the inception of the Radical Atoms vision, significant advances in technology have seen to dynamic tangible interfaces that bridge the biological and micromechanical to enable radical physical interaction with computation. With an increasing multi-modal complexity in such interfaces, this thesis explores a new methodologies and frameworks to designing input/output coincident and physically embodied computers. New types of Shape Changing Interfaces introduce physical perception of material properties to dynamic shape with physically accurate force feedback and introduce Radical Materiality as a way to afford physical interactions with a rendered object. Finally, the Radical Reality Test is proposed as an objective for such interfaces to eventually become indistinguishable from the physical entity or behavior they are computationally and dynamically imitating.
Thesis: S.M., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Program in Media Arts and Sciences, September 2016.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-89).
DepartmentProgram in Media Arts and Sciences (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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