quarta-feira, 28 de novembro de 2007

interactive party ball

Sure, you've played "keep it up" with big rubber ball or half-helium balloon at a rave or concert before, but you've probably never had the pleasure of smacking around a one-and-a-half-meter sphere that responds to your whacks with multi-colored blinks. Enter the Zygote: the "interactive" party ball. Yes, now you and your New Rave posse can really get into the "groove" by violently tossing a gigantic orb of light into the air, and then watch as fellow hedonistic revelers join in the fray. Created by designer Alex Beim of the interactive collective Tangible, the Zygote consists of a cube of touch-sensitive, colored LEDs, surrounded by a helium filled globe; when the ball is hit, squeezed, or tapped it emits a variety of colors. The Zygote doesn't serve any technical purpose, though critics have noted that the glowing sphere helps keep "bad vibes" from "harshing" their "mellow." Check the video after the break to see the magic in action.

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoZyCAkO6CQ
Source: http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/27/zygote-the-interactive-party-ball/

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