Jason Bruges Studio has recently been shortlisted in the interactive category of the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2011, currently on exhibit at the Design Museum, London.
Their exhibit, 'Mimosa', was designed to demonstrate the potential of new OLED technology in an innovative and engaging way, by taking influence from the way the Mimosa family of plants shy away when touched.
They have created an interactive surface made up of individual OLED ‘blooms’ which react both mechanically and electronically to gestures over the surface by opening and closing while waves of light flow across the super slim OLEDs.
Below is a short clip of the installation, followed by a clip of the mimosa plant which inspired the work.
(Hat-tip to TWF)