"Nami" Presentation

Art, Design and Multimedia Sketch

(Text Document)



Comparison between a screen pixel and a physical pixel Simple Diagram of the Nami Orb

Propogation of an infrared message within a decentralized network of physical pixels

Physical pixels as a display:

Forming an image from a fixed grid of pixels (Cartesian) versus an irregular arrangement of pixels (amorphous)

Neighbor-dependent behavior
(a game of opposites, like an amorphous "cellular automata")
Network-dependent behavior
(the network as a messaging system for two remote points)
Remote-controlled behavior (external devices as a user interface)

The Digital Palette, (c) Kelly Heaton, Steve Gray and the MIT Media Laboratory, 1999).