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June 2, 2015 AT 12:00 am

PomPom mirror reflects what you do in balls of (faux) fur #ArtTuesday

Very weird but pretty cool at the same time! Via Dezeen.

Israeli artist Daniel Rozin has created an interactive “mirror” from faux-fur bunches that change colour to create moving silhouettes (+ movie).

Rozin‘s PomPom Mirror is formed from 928 spherical beige and black tufts, arranged onto an octagonal grid that mounts onto a wall.

Acting like pixels, the pompoms work in pairs that are controlled by motors – pushing and pulling them backward and forward so only one of each couple is displayed at a time.

The motors are activated in response to movements captured and translated by a Microsoft Kinect sensor located on top of the piece, which routes the data through a computer. “The computer recognises the shapes and translates to commands to move the motors and pompoms,” Rozin told Dezeen.

When a person or object moves into view, the beige tufts are swapped with the black ones to mimic the shapes and turn them into an image.

“I have been creating mechanical kinetic ‘mirrors’ for quite some times and have employed various materials and techniques in the process, but these have always been hard, rigid materials,” Rozin told Dezeen. “I have wanted to use fabrics and soft materials for some time but couldn’t come up with a way to bridge the gap between the idiosyncratic behaviour of soft materials and the complexity of mechanical systems.”

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