GlumeVincent Leclerc, Amanda Parkes and Professor Hiroshi Ishii / 2005


Glume is a computationally enhanced translucent modeling medium which offers a generalized modular scalable platform with the physical immediacy of a soft and malleable tangible material.

The Glume system consists of soft and translucent augmented interlocking
modules, each embedded with a full spectrum LED, which
communicate capacitively to their neighbors to determine a network
topology and are responsive to human touch.

We envision Glume as a
viable tool for modeling, visualization and simulation of three dimensional
data sets in which users construct and manipulate models whose
morphology is determined through the distributed system. The Glume
system provides a new and novel means for expression and investigation
of organic forms and processes not possible with existing materials
by relaxing the rigidity of structure in previous solid building block