Project

Amphorm

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Shape-changing materials have been part of sci-fi literature for decades. But if tomorrow we invent them how are we going to use them? Amphorm is a kinetic sculpture that resembles a vase. Since Amphorm is a dual citizen between the digital and the physical worlds, its shape can be altered both in the physical world through hand gestures and in the digital realms through an iPad app. Through this project, we explore how the physical world could be synchronized to the digital world and how tools from both worlds can jointly alter dual-citizens.

Shape-changing materials have been part of sci-fi literature for decades. But if tomorrow we invent them how are we going to use them? Amphorm is a kinetic sculpture that resembles a vase. Since Amphorm is a dual citizen between the digital and the physical worlds, its shape can be altered both in the physical world through hand gestures and in the digital realms through an iPad app. Through this project, we explore how the physical world could be synchronized to the digital world and how tools from both worlds can jointly alter dual-citizens.