PLANKS: a computational composite

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What is a computer in interactive architecture and smart materials? How can we articulate the computer in order to
be in sync with the design space it populates in these contexts? The design experiment presented here entails creating
a physical manifestation of a computational composite–a concept used to articulate the computer as a material for design. The experiment is meant to explore part of the expressional landscape available through this material composite perspective. In the experiment, it is especially the computers ability to redefine established cause-and-effects between materials and their environments just as it is the computers ability to create a discrete dependence on contextual factors installing an explicit element of temporal form, which are explored.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACM International Conference Proceeding Series : NordiCHI 2008 Building Bridges, Proceedings of the 5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction
EditorsAgneta Gulz, Charlotte Magnusson, Lone Malmborg, Håkan Eftring, Bodil Jönsson, Konrad Tollmar
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication date2008
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-59593-704-9
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: building bridges - Lund, Sweden
Duration: 20 Oct 200822 Oct 2008
Conference number: 5


Conference5th Nordic conference on Human-computer interaction: building bridges

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