New Materials = New Expressive Powers: Smart Material Interfaces and Arts, experience via smart materials

A. Minuto, Fabio Pittarello, Antinus Nijholt

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    It is not easy for a growing artist to find his poetry. Smart materials could be an answer for those who are looking for new forms of art. Smart Material Interfaces (SMI) define a new interaction paradigm based on dynamic modications of the innovative materials' properties. SMI can be applied in different domains and used for different purposes; functional, communicative and creative. In this paper we focus on experimenting in the art and creative communication domain. In particular we describe the results of a workshop held with 15 students of the Fine Arts Academy in Venice who learned how to make and program SMI and took advantage of their new skills to design a variety of interesting creative artifacts.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2014
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4503-2775-6
    Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2014
    EventInternational Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2014 - Como, Italy
    Duration: 27 May 201430 May 2014

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    ConferenceInternational Working Conference on Advanced Visual Interfaces, AVI 2014
    Other27-30 May 2014


    • Smart material interface
    • Origami
    • maker
    • EWI-24641
    • IR-91460
    • art
    • Arduino
    • DIY
    • METIS-305864
    • programming

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