Sensitive Skins

“Sensitive Skins” suggests a prototype for dermis-like interior surfaces. Occupant input such as proximity, touch, temperature, and sound shall affect the physical and optical nature of the architecture to present a malleable, unpredictable, and potentially learning environment. “Sensitive Skins” are a large array of inflatable air-filled bladders, embedded LED’s, and audio/video input/output controlled by various photoelectric sensors. “Sensitive Skins” questions common material notions through the creation of an architecture that responds to stimuli, exhibits “body language” and “feels” pleasure and pain.

Project Team: Aaron Neubert, Chris Kirk/Mindbomb Films