Making Concrete Interactive

Making Concrete Interactive
Design

Tokihiko Fukao of the University of Tokyo has developed a new kind of light-sensitive concrete.

Dan Gould
  • 9 november 2009

Tokihiko Fukao of the University of Tokyo has developed a new kind of light-sensitive concrete. The material is sensitive to ambient light levels, able to take note of the luminosity distribution across its surface. The incoming light level data is then routed to a computer. This turns the concrete into a kind of control surface where varying degrees of illumination can be used to direct different audio and visual outputs.

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