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Glume

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Glume is a computationally enhanced translucent modeling medium which offers a generalized, modular, scalable platform with the physical immediacy of a soft and malleable tangible material. The Glume system consists of soft and translucent augmented interlocking modules (each embedded with a full-spectrum LED) which communicate capacitively to their neighbors to determine a network topology and are responsive to human touch. We envision Glume as a viable tool for modeling, visualization, and simulation of three-dimensional data sets in which users construct and manipulate models whose morphology is determined through the distributed system. The Glume system provides a novel means for expressing and investigating organic forms and processes not possible with existing materials by relaxing the rigidity of structure in previous solid building-block approaches.

Glume is a computationally enhanced translucent modeling medium which offers a generalized, modular, scalable platform with the physical immediacy of a soft and malleable tangible material. The Glume system consists of soft and translucent augmented interlocking modules (each embedded with a full-spectrum LED) which communicate capacitively to their neighbors to determine a network topology and are responsive to human touch. We envision Glume as a viable tool for modeling, visualization, and simulation of three-dimensional data sets in which users construct and manipulate models whose morphology is determined through the distributed system. The Glume system provides a novel means for expressing and investigating organic forms and processes not possible with existing materials by relaxing the rigidity of structure in previous solid building-block approaches.