Cubes is an interactive installation composed of 20 transparent cubes that explore the poetics of interaction and the beauty of electronics. It is a celebration of action and reaction — the “substance” of interaction and its potential for simplicity, surprise, engagement and pleasure. Cubes abstracts the interactive object into the simplest of forms: a cube. Keeping the form unitary allows us to explore behavior and its intricacies: a collection of 20 objects of very similar form and very different personality. The collection of Cubes creates a vocabulary of input types – knocking, blowing, shaking, adjusting, turning, selecting, moving closer and farther away, making light and obstructing it.
Cubes is a project of The Interaction Lab with the cubes people: Udi Oren, Idit Minka, Michael Harari, Liron Hefetz, Yonatan Ward & Gil Adam, Leor Weinstein, Itai Galim, Guy Izoun, Yair Reshef, Liat Ackerman, Zohar Shemesh. Originally commissioned by the Design Museum Holon with generous funding from the Porter Foundation.
MICHAL RINOTT is an interaction designer with a background in cognitive psychology. She founded the HIT Interaction Lab. [PORTFOLIO]
ERAN GAL-OR is a hacker and a tinkerer with a passion for the simple and the complex.
SHACHAR GEIGER is a designer and technologist; his projects range from vehicle interfaces to novel household appliances.
LUKA OR is an industrial and interaction designer interested in play. They work together in the Interaction Lab. [PORTFOLIO]