Media Technology MSc

Exploring the expressiveness of shape-changing surfaces


This paper describes the development of an actuated shape-changing surface as a way to explore the emergent expressive qualities of computational composites. Preliminary tests demonstrate the surface’s potential to move in space following variations on its texture and topology patterns. Findings from this research are expected to shed light on how to design kinetic interfaces.


Alice Bodanzky, Exploring the Expressiveness of Shape-changing Surfaces. In: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012), pp 403-404. ACM (2012)