A unique form of interaction was put on display at Issey Miyake’s Tribeca location. The installation, a collaboration between artists Alex Dodge, Kärt Ojavee and Eszter Ozsvald, is composed of grids of hexagonal pads or “voxels”. Symbiosi0: Voxel, as it is titled, promotes guests to interact both physically and digitally, causing an untraditional engagement point.
Physically, touch causes the surface to change from royal blue to bright white. This is made possible by a thermochromic ink that covers the outer layer of silk, which reacts to body temperature. The ink also responds to the electronics system behind the layer of fabric which outlines a tessellation of cubes. Users can access the interface digitally and tap individual voxels on the screen to create a pattern of animations. After submitting their selection, the installation plays back the image recording through the electronics system.