Kinetic Sand

Here’s a tantalizing clip of Kinetic Sand, an interactive table that responds to touch by creating plumes of sand that seem to whirl and dance around objects placed on top of it. The table is the creation of Adrien M / Claire B Company who also created the wildly popular Pixel dance performance.

Both ideas center around the idea of people interacting with digitally responsive surfaces in new and elegant ways. This new kinetic table accepts input from up to 32 simultaneous touches and responds by creating different kinds of animation using small dust-like particles. The table was on view at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris.