MEDIATECTURE

Worldwide

SOFTSCREEN

Study for zero-energy ambient media facade

eCLOUD

Norman Y. Mineta International Airport
San Jose, California, USA

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MAKING WEATHER DATA EMOTIONALLY RESONANT: EMPHATIC STORYTELLING OF NATURAL PHENOMENA. 

eCLOUD is a dynamic sculpture inspired by the volume and behavior of an idealized cloud. The sculpture consists of thousands of small square panels of electrically switchable Smart Glass performing as pixels. The animations moving through eCloud are based on real-time weather data from 100 different destination airports.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration provides these data. A monolithic Dynamic Display communicates the current dataset to the viewers.

IDEA Award, IDSA
AIGA 365 Design Effectiveness Award

Artists: Nikolaus Hafermaas, Dan Goods, Aaron Koblin
Production Management: Jamie Barlow
Fabrication and Installation: Jim Hetherington
Photos: Spencer Lowell

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AirFIELD

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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TRANSLATING AIR TRAFFIC INTO HUMAN-CENTRIC ART: MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE.

The AirFIELD is a dynamic sculpture synched to real-time flight data reflecting the heart-beat of the world’s busiest air travel hub, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The sculpture is composed of thousands of custom-made Liquid Crystal discs that change from opaque to transparent states with an electric charge. A custom-engineered computer program controls all of the sculpture’s 1,500 discs.

The software constantly monitors a live stream of Atlanta flight traffic data that triggers generative motion behavior rippling throughout the sculpture.

SEGD Global Design Award
 
Artists: Nikolaus Hafermaas, Dan Goods, Jamie Barlow
Production Management: Jamie Barlow
Custom Software: Daniel Massey
Realtime Data Feed: FlightAware
Fabrication and Installation: Jim Hetherington
Photos: Dan Goods

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eFLOW

Limited Edition
Interactive Sculpture
Chicago | Pasadena | Milan

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UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF DYNAMIC MATERIALS: 
INTERDISCIPLINARY R&D COLLABORATION.

eFLOW is an interactive sculpture celebrating the unique capabilities of E Ink Prism™, a color-changing film developed by E Ink. The sculpture comes alive with visual behavior triggered by real-time sensor input; it detects the presence and movements of people and reacts like an elusive deep-sea creature. In this sculpture the unique material organically fades between white and black. The visual dominance can be adjusted similar to a dimmer switch on a light source.

2016 Milan Design Week | SuperDesign Show
2016 SEGD Global Design Award

Artist: Nikolaus Hafermaas

Animation and Programming: Ivan Cruz
Engineering and Fabrication: E Ink Corporation
Project Management: Jeano Erforth, Ueberall International
Photos/Video: Gary Sloan, Serge Hoeltschi, Nikolaus Hafermaas

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DAZZLE

San Diego
International Airport 
California, USA

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ANIMATED ARCHITECTURE ON LANDMARK SCALE: CREATING ZERO ENERGY MEDIATECTURE.

A mediatecture art piece transforming the half kilometer long façade of the San Diego airport rental car center into a landmark mural. The bold graphic elements are animated by color-changing film and are seen daily by hundreds of thousands of motorists on the adjacent Inter-state 5 Freeway. Composed of 2,100 e-paper panels – each autonomously solar-powered and computer controlled – DAZZLE animates the entire building façade using sustainable, programmable technology. Each e-paper panel is orchestrated to collectively display animations that evoke water ripples, moving traffic and dancing snowflakes.

2018 SEGD Global Design Award
2018 ADC Award Finalist

Artists: Nik Hafermaas, Dan Goods, David Delgado, Jeano Erforth

Animation and Programming: Ivan Cruz
Engineering and Fabrication: E Ink Corporation
Project Management: Jeano Erforth, Ueberall International
Photography: Pablo Mason

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