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SymbiosisS


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SymbiosisS ("S" for Seat) welcomes a voyager to sit and rest on the soft-folded material with an active, slowly shifting pattern. When excited, this pattern starts forming in a playful, curious way around the place where the textile was touched. Once the disturbance is abated the pattern continues its peaceful expansion.
This vivacious interaction of a vibrant pattern is a demonstration of the potential for tangible textile interfaces. Ubiquitous computation; an active, programmable secondary skin to surround everyday objects, is an ambient, “noiseless” thus vigorous way to visualize information and form space.
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SymbiosisS can be constructed with various inputs and output patterns. We can personalize its vocabulary by connecting the appearing and disappearing patterns with meaningful information (for example “draw out circles” when we have an important todo). On the other hand, we can also let the patterns be exposed and control the patches one-by-one or let them evolve in an organic way.
Depending on the hosting environment and the required function, SymbiosisS is easily configurable and modular.
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In the urban environment, spaces dedicated for waiting can be defined as in-between time-spaces with activities which otherwise in a daily rhythm would never develop. Waiting areas ideally are meant to be relaxing spaces with calming visual control of the surroundings, rather than fulfilled with commercial and vibrating LCD screens. SymbiosisS is an initiative for display systems that mediate and engage at the same time.
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