1. Royal College of Art graduate Eunhee Jo has designed a tactile speaker that is controlled by pushing its soft surface. The TTI speaker is on display at Show RCA 2012 until 1 July.

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  2. Inspired by luminescent jellies found off the British Columbia coast, Jelly Swarm mimics their natural, reactive light behaviour.

    In the Pacific Ocean, when disturbed, Aequorea victoria release short bursts of calcium which interacts with a photoprotein to create flashes of light.

    In the Pacific Canada Pavilion gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium, the public can excite origami jellies into creating beautiful patterns of colour and light using a touch screen controller.

    When left alone, free from human intervention, the origami jellies instinctively react to each other. Random, generative displays of drifting coloured glow are triggered, not unlike jellies in their natural environment.

    Jelly Swarm overhangs the gallery space. The soft, coloured light emitted by the jellies reflects on the aluminum surface. Viewed from below, the visual effect evokes looking up to the ocean's surface from undersea.

    The installation features 94 origami jellies, folded in Tyvek. Each jelly contains its own RGB LED module. The 472ft² hanging surface was custom designed in 3D and fabricated from 6061T6 aluminum. Water jet cut and anodized on both sides, it comprises 154 generated triangles and 430 connector pieces.

    Programed as self-contained objects capable of interacting with their closest neighbours, the Jelly LED modules are interrupted only by external intervention - the public engaging with the small display interface. Data is sent from an AIR app to each LED module via mbed wirelessly.

    Credits -
    Concept: Alex Beim & Joseph Wu
    Design: Reynaldo Tortoledo & Alex Beim
    Jelly Design & Fabrication: Joseph Wu
    Programming: Reynaldo Tortoledo & Pablo Gindel
    Electronics: Pablo Gindel, Dong Yang & Mike Manning
    Surface Fabrication: Burak Ataman
    Engineering Consultant: Leigh Christie
    Design Assist: Pam Troyer & Kenji Rodriguez
    Plinth Fabrication: Ken Sullivan
    Installation: TI team & Don Knudson
    Electrical: Evan Maxwell
    Production: Andy Meakin
    Video: Neil Fisher & Kenji Rodriguez

    Commissioned by Rebecca Eames

    Special thanks: Mark Montgomery, Carson Ting, Justin Li, Denise Cheung, Louise Ritchie, Roxanne St-Pierre, Gord Copland, Doug Munday.

    Jelly Swarm: http://bit.ly/vgTF5W


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  3. emo is a pair of smart emotion companion. It help People transmit emotion through touching emo and speak to emo from long-distance. Tangible interaction, high privacy, exclusive communication, code interaction, Quite companion are the design considerations. emo hope to make people feel together when they are in different places.

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