Ambient FixturesAndrew Dahley, Craig Wisneski, and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 1998

Ambient Fixtures

This project explores the use of physical fixtures and objects to display temporal information within an architectural space in a subtle and aesthetically pleasing way. Ambient Fixtures present and communicate information through their changes in form, movement, sound, color, and light. Ambient Fixtures are persistently connected to digital information sources, continually displaying changing bits within the physical environment.

Aesthetics is the major focus. Ambient Fixtures takes advantage of physicality by using natural qualities of materials to output information.

Sensibility to material, form, movement, sound and light will be very important in keeping the fixtures subtle and non-intrusive.