Khoury Levit Fong + Nashid Nabian – DesCours 2008

This installation, presented for the 2008 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

This installation consists of a collection of plastic molded stools, commonplace mass-produced products, that have been electronically enhanced to respond to color.  Embedded technology allows each stool to pick up the color of the person who uses it and to imitate it in a chameleon-like fashion.  When multiplied and tightly clustered, unoccupied stools pick up the neighbor’s color.  This results in a swarm-like behavior exhibiting emergent and unpredictable color patterns.