20 Jul Minor 2010.2 Flox.mp4
FLOX are a group of interactive building elements primarily targeted at young children, developed by a group of five students from Delft University of Technology (nicknamed Mindhive) as part of the minor Interactive Environments.
The Interactive Environments Minor is a shared initiative by the faculty of Architecture and Industrial Design of the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands). The Interactive Environments minor is a six months multidisciplinary course involving Hyperbody (A) and ID-StudioLab (ID). The minor is hosted by the Science Centre of the TU Delft in a dedicated laboratory space.
The FLOX are a swarm of intelligent components that allow children to create their own spaces in (semi-)public environments. Elements can easily be picked up and joined with others to generate many fascinating shapes. The real magic, however, comes from within, The hull of a FLOX is in fact an exoskeleton for a creature of light that can be seen radiating through its own superstructure. FLOX use their light to communicate with the user and react to the interactive process of (re-)assembling and consequently using a structure. Acting like a swarm, they guide, stimulate and reward their users throughout this process by producing rich displays of coloured light.
iPlaygrounds. Interactive Environments Minor, ID-Studiolab & Hyperbody, Fall Semester 2010, Delt University of Technology
Aadjan van der Helm, Walter Aprile (ID-Studiolab)
Chris Kievid, Owen Slootweg (Hyperbody)
Michiel de Jong
Robert van den Born
Niek van der Zwaag