TeamLab

チームラボ

Media Block Chair

TeamLab

source: team-labnet
Each block has indented and protruding faces.Fit the blocks together and information is relayed from the protruding face to the indented changing its color.
For example; fitting a blue block with a red block produces purple.Using your whole body you can have fun enjoying the experience the color changing mechanism.

New Value in Behavior
In Japan we have the art of the tea ceremony. Tea original came to Japan from China, but Japan developed its own original tea culture. On Wikipedia we read: “The Japanese tea ceremony consists of; boiling the water, making the tea, and behaving in the appropriate manner; or a variation of those basic patterns of tea ceremony behavior”*.

The manner in which the tea ceremony is performed, or the art of the performance, is considered a very important part of appreciating tea. In other cultures that also have a love of tea, such as China and the UK, the process of pouring the tea has been refined in order to increase the flavor and enjoyment of the tea, but in Japan, it is the performance, the behavior of drinking tea that increases the enjoyment. Furthermore, the behavior of drinking the tea is considered ‘good for the spirit’, and the purpose of making the tea and the act of making tea has become independent from its original purpose, spirituality is sought through action, and enjoyment is created through playing with the action.

Japanese tea ceremonyJapanese tea ceremony、Image Source : Wikipedia

Before Super Mario Brothers, the focus of games was to accomplish something. For instance to beat your opponent, score the most points, or reach a higher level. With Super Mario Brothers however, whilst the aim of the game was to control and guide Mario, the act of playing the game itself was so enjoyable that just moving Mario around was fun.

In Japan, when an action has a purpose, that action becomes independent from the purpose, we see spirituality in the action and we play and enjoy the action, and this has from ancient times to the present day been unconsciously handed down through generations.
From this phenomenon teamLab has developed the concept that; from an action or behavior with an aim, it is possible to find different and new value from the behavior. In addition, from a particular action or behavior, it is possible to use an interface to turn that action into something that brings new value or reward”. This concept we call “New Value in Behavior”, and with this one design concept it is possible to produce a variety of design applications.

*This is a translation of the Japanese Wikipedia page which is more suited to the purposes of this explanation than the English page which has a slightly different emphasis.
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source: ideal-homeinteriors
There’s been neutrals, pastels, bolds, patterned and textures and so it seemed inevitable that glowing furniture would be next!

Bringing atmospheric lighting to a room through glowing furniture is an inventive, fun and contemporary way to redesign interiors. The furniture is quirky and loved by modern designers throughout the world. Still in the relatively early stages of development, these eclectic pieces are destined to take over interior planning from here on in.
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source: team-labnet
Art collective formed in 2001.

teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together professionals from various fields of practice in the digital society: artists, programmers, engineers, CG animators, mathematicians, architects, web and print graphic designers and editors. Referring to themselves as “Ultra-technologists,” their aim is to achieve a balance between art, science, technology and creativity.
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source: relaxru
На выставке Digital Content Expo 2012 компания TeamLab продемонстрировала Media Block Chair — интересный стул, состоящий из светящихся блоков. Все кубики обладают собственным цветом, но когда из них складывают определенный предмет, начинается взаимодействие. Например, если верхним блоком становится красный, а нижним — синий, то элемент, находящийся внизу, меняет световую окраску на фиолетовую.
Создатели говорят, что из кубиков можно сложить не только стул, но и целую скамейку, кресло или столик. Компания TeamLab планирует доработать Media Block Chair: снизить вес составных частей, добавить звуковые эффекты.
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source: matomenaverjp
身につく力:パターン認識力(+仮説を自ら検証する力)、他者から学びを得る力、クリエイティビティ・表現力の発揮
このアトラクションでは多年齢層の子ども達が共に協力し合い、学び合うことをねらいとしています。側面に凹凸がついたブロックは「①凹凸をぴたりと合わせると色が変わるということ、②何と何を合わせたら何色になるという法則が存在していること、③積み重ねた場合におきる上下の合わせ方でも色の変化がおきるということ」の三つの法則があります。子ども達が気付くものはバラバラかもしれません。
この光るキューブ型の多目的ブロックは単体でも照明器具やイスなどの用途がありますが、ブロックの凸面と凹面を繋げることで、ベンチやディスプレイ什器、あるいは壁などとさまざまな使われ方が考えられます。