Wobble Sphere is a new experimental playful installation that I'm currently working on. 72 touch-sensitive metal springs and LED rings sit on a large sphere (~50cm diameter), illuminated by various playful interactions and ambient animations.
This is work in progress, and I'm exploring different visuals, physical properties and interactive contexts with this work.
Playful Sphere Interactions
This project is an evolution of Wobble Garden, also using springs and LED rings, but the geometry is that of a sphere - or more accurately a polyhedron with 72 faces (12 pentagons and 60 hexagons, arranged similar to the faces of a soccer ball). This allows for a few interesting design aspects, such as enabling games with incomplete information, animations with spherical geometry, and lighting patterns with separate fore- and background colors.