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SIX-FORTY BY FOUR-EIGHTY

Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation designed to reveal the materiality of computation by recontextualizing the common pixel.

The installation is composed of two hundred and twenty magnetic pixel-tiles in a darkened room. Each pixel is to be touched, moved, and modified. At the start of the day the pixel-tiles are packed together as a display and by the end of the day they will have migrated across the walls in the room.

By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation itself and new forms for design emerge.

Publications

Marcelo Coelho, Jamie Zigelbaum and Joshua Kopin. “Six-Forty by Four-Eighty: The Post-Industrial Design of Computational Materials. ” In the Proceedings of Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction 2011 (TEI '11), 2011.   [PDF]