Blob manipulation

Akira Wakita, Akito Nakano

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Abstract

This paper introduces Blob Manipulation, the interaction technique with fluidic soft matter. Most of the soft matters are substances between liquid and solid and possess viscoelasticity. We focus on this materiality and propose a novel interaction technique. A stirring rod is used as the input tool. When the system detects a user input such as touching, rubbing or tapping, the corresponding transformation will be executed. Six basic operations were designed to transform fluidic soft matter geometrically and topologically. Rheological user interface associated with metamorphose is expected to pioneer new possibilities for design, education and entertainment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012
Pages299-302
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012 - Kingston, ON, Canada
Duration: 2012 Feb 192012 Feb 22

Other

Other6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012
CountryCanada
CityKingston, ON
Period12/2/1912/2/22

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Keywords

  • Blob
  • Materiality
  • Programmable Matter
  • Rheological User Interface
  • Soft Matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Wakita, A., & Nakano, A. (2012). Blob manipulation. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, TEI 2012 (pp. 299-302) https://doi.org/10.1145/2148131.2148193