Julian Schwarze and Martin Pohlmann: Touching Light With Light Skin

On Thursday, 12 February 2015 @ 13:00-13:45, Julian Schwarze and Martin Pohlmann will be present at Material Xperience 2015 to deliver a lecture about their material innovation Light Skin.

Light Skin is the vision of an interactive “skin” in an automotive context. Stimuli such as touch, pressure and vibration are received via embedded silicon lenses and released as spots of light: touch becomes visible and provides an optical feedback. The display becomes an analogous interface between object and space.

Along with its tactile qualities, in an automotive context Light Skin makes it possible to control the car body and use it as an information and warning display in traffic by visualizing physical forces. Centrifugal and inertial forces would then make the vehicle light up in different ways. Light Skin strives to overcome the existing notion of an automobile and re-interpret its function and appearance.

This fascinating lecture and the Material Xperience event are free to attend with pre-registration. You can pre-register here.

Prof. Peter Eckart, Prof. Dr. Markus Holzbach; 

HfG Offenbach/ Offenbach University of Art and Design

In collaboration with / in Zusammenarbeit mit

and Evonik Industries AG

Project by;

Julian Schwarze; Martin Pohlmann