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Hyposurface is freaking cool –

HypoSurface is the World’s first display system where the screen surface physically moves! Information and form are linked to give a radical new media technology: an info-form device.

The surface behaves like a precisely controlled liquid: waves, patterns, logos, even text emerge and fade continually within its dynamic surface. The human eye is drawn to physical movement, and this gives HypoSurface a basic advantage over other display systems.

As a digital device, any input (sound, movement, an Internet feed…) can be linked to any output (logos, patterns, text…) This offers full interactivity with an audience, and a simple User Interface allows HypoSurface to be ‘tuned’ to any event, its wide range of effects choreographed easily (by you…)

The Hyposurface – Link.

6 thoughts on “The Hyposurface (video)

  1. When I first saw this, I thought it the surface itself caused the motion, perhaps by contracting and expanding certain sections.

    But no, it’s just a bunch of pnuematic cylinders under each triangular section.

    Granted it looks cool. And the programming that makes it move is probably interesting. But it seems too mechanically complex, and therefore expensive and prone to breakdown, to be truly revolutionary.

  2. “But it seems too mechanically complex, and therefore expensive and prone to breakdown, to be truly revolutionary.”

    Yup. Like the printing press, machine gun, automobile, airplane, computer and space shuttle.

    Now it is just signage, but this is pretty neat.

    Lightly loaded pneumatic cylinders have a LOOOng service life with filtered, oiled air supply.

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