Glowbits - 2004 to Present
DESCRIPTION:GLOWBITS is a matrix of 3D pixels that physically move as their colors change - making real what has always been virtual.
When surfaces display images, their positions are dictated by the color they present. This can introduce a dimesion that is unavailable to current screen technology. Glowbits were born from the idea that a 2D surface can become an interactive 3D surface. Glowbits is a matrix of moveable large-scale LEDs representing pixels. Their movement can be autonomous or dependent on a user. Each one has a motor that allows them to display images in 3D form. As a general input/output device, they can be configured in various ways - depending on the intended outcome. A few possible configurations are:
- A 3D sculptable display and input device for use in art installations or museums;
- a 3D display similar to the 2D versions found on Times Square;
- a control interface for live performance;
- a tactile display to connect loved ones physically over distance.
1) 3D motorized display
2) 3D Sculptable Pixels