Colored Spheres Respond to Human Touch

January 10th, 2014 | Space

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From now until January 14th, 2014, you can experience a luminous new art installation at the Hong Kong Arts Centre. The design collective known simply as teamLab created this glowing field of orbs that actually responds to human touch. From the artists:

“Individual balls floating in the air communicate to each other via a wireless connection.
The balls change color when touched by people, when they bump into things, or receive a shock, and sounds are produced in relation to the colors. Those balls send this color information to other balls, which in turn send the information to balls close by, and the information spreads out so that all the balls become the same color.”

The artists hope to equate the interaction of the orbs to the growing connectivity of people across the internet. “The internet has spread through out the world. Individuals are connected to closely related people and information spreads back and forth freely between them. People act as the intermediary for the information and in an instant the information spreads and the world unifies”

So, I suppose at this very moment, I am playing a small role in the internet communication world in which we all live…

-RSB

[via Design Boom]

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