Media Technology MSc

MSc Thesis


Developing an Expressive Independent Shape-changing Surface


Alice Bodanzky




Advances in material science and engineering are allowing computation to be embedded everywhere. Computers will soon be designed to take any shape, thus radically changing how we interact with our material environment. To explore these developments in a meaningful way, we must first understand the properties and possibilities of computationally enabled materials. This research has led to a proposal for an actuated shape-changing surface and investigations into its expressive qualities. It focuses on the surface’s ability to move in space following programmed variations in terms of texture and topology patterns.


Full Reference

Alice Bodanzky, "Developing an Expressive Independent Shape-changing Surface", Master's Thesis for the Media Technology programme, Leiden University (The Netherlands), 2012