Tokyo Air Domino

t10We collaborated with Wit Pimkanchanapong, Hajime Narukawa  and Jiro Endo under “Soi Project” in the installation which is part of Digital Art Festival Tokyo 2007 taking place at Panasonic Center Tokyo.

The idea is to create interactive installation in public space with the most “Lo-Fi” way. The elements used would all be banal objects from stationary shop or typical hobby shop in Akihabara. With limited budget, we were interested to work with magnets because they can multiply small movements to larger effect with simple logic like “pendulum.” We “RENT” (only possible in Japan, I guess) 4,000 pieces of magnets and stick them onto the paper discs that hung by steel rails. The project is called Air Domino because as soon as one paper disc moves it creates ripple effect to those next to it without touching physically.


domino_02The only electical system we used in the Airdomino are the driving arms which are connected to the home made sensor system (as well bought from Akihabara.) There are total of 100 driving arms made of Tamiya gear boxes (used in toy car) in the whole installation. The optimal system are able to create the movement of those 2,000 paper discs coving 200 square meters. Whenever there is a movement underneath the sensor the Air Dominos activate. With minimum technology involved, we were able to create a socalled “interactive installation” in the Digital Art Festival!!!!


2 Responses to “Tokyo Air Domino”

  1. bitalielm Says:

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  2. HaikuFlash Says:

    Your installation work is impressive. I would love to see some video of the kinetic pieces on here!

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