Altered Carbon

Graphite and foam for tangible interfaces

This project explores the potential of blending graphite and graphene into flexible materials for creating conductive but "disappearing" tangible user interfaces. I was particularly intrigued by the idea of turning surface materials into sensors and actuators. Such "disappearing" interfaces have the potential to make the devices we interact with more natural and minimalistic.

I experimented with mixing graphite and graphene, into flexible materials like polyurethane foam. The combined materials were made into flexible and conductive interfaces like headphone cushions and soft keyboards. This creates additional affordances for these interfaces, such as bio-sensing and analog actuation.

Coming soon

This is a sneak peek of a recent project. Its documentation is being finalized and is expected to be made available in the coming weeks. Please come back later, or contact me for an informal progress share-out. Thank you!