Robert Poor, Kelly Heaton, Andrew Wheeler, Anita Stout

january 1999 - august 2000
Nami is a network of orbs that glow with colored light. The orbs send messages through the network to cause their neighbors to change color, resulting in beautiful patterns of light. The battery-powered orbs can be rearranged to make new pathways for communication, and therefore new patterns of color.

Each orb is touch-sensitive and programmable to respond to messages in different ways. The orbs can behave as a community or as individuals, supporting a variety of colorful applications.
Nami was presented at SIGGRAPH'99
and the 1999 Tokyo Toy Fair