Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation designed to reveal the materiality of computation by recontextualizing the common pixel.
The installation is composed of two hundred and twenty magnetic pixel-tiles in a darkened room. Each pixel is to be touched, moved, and modified. At the start of the day the pixel-tiles are packed together as a display and by the end of the day they will have migrated across the walls in the room.
By transposing the pixel from the confines of the screen and into the physical world, focus is drawn to the materiality of computation itself and new forms for design emerge.
Ars Electronica - Interactive Arts Honorary Mention 2011
Design Miami - W Hotels Designers of the Future Award 2010
Special thanks to Varum Perumal, Madeleine Claire Elish, Ryan Wistort, Jeff Lieberman, Mark Feldmeier, Jay Silver, Aaron Zinman, Jean-Baptiste Labrune, Natan Linder, David Merrill, Seth Hunter, Pol Pla, Nicholas Zigelbaum, Emma Lazrove, Silas Maniatis, Grace Escano, Alexander Dawson, Pat Lian, Dylan Rykerson, Juan Gorris and Catherine McMahon.