Playing in the city: the giant Rubik’s cube

Puzzle Facade by Javier Lloret

by Serena L. Rosato
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INSTALLATION_ In the city of Linz, Austria, the spanish artist and designer Javier Lloret transformed the Ars Electronica’s media facade into a Puzzle Facade, inviting passers-by to engage with an interactive experience of solving a giant Rubik’s cube to the urban space.

In Puzzle Facade the player interacts with the specially designed and 3D printed interface-cube. The interface-cube holds electronic components inside to keep track of rotation and orientation. This data is sent over Bluetooth to a computer that runs the Puzzle Facade designed software. This software changes the lights and color of the large-scale Ars Electronica’s media facade in correlation to the handheld interface-cube.

 

Puzzle Facade from Javier Lloret on Vimeo.

 

 



Photo ©  Stef Langmans

 

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    • Serena L. Rosato

      Architect

      Bari / Italy

      Architetto per vocazione, web writer per diletto. Progetta spazi e costruisce idee giocando con pixel e inchiostro, occhi curiosi e delicata ironia. Attenta ai dettagli e distratta dalle novità, costantemente alla ricerca della bellezza delle cose. Dichiarata dipendenza da viaggi, musei e scarpe. ____________________________________________________________ Architect by vocation , web writer for pleasure. She designs and builds spaces ideas playing with ink and pixels, curious eyes and delicate irony . Vigilant to detail and distracted by the novelty , constantly in search of the beauty of things. Declared dependence on travel, museums and shoes .)