Interverse of Things


Hiroki Kaimoto (JP), Junichi Yamaoka (JP), Satoshi Nakamaru (JP), Yoshihiro Kawahara (JP), Yasuaki Kakehi (JP)

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ExpandFab is a fabrication method of creating objects that expand and become massive when heated. This process causes the object to wiggle dynamically. The balance between the designed shape and the environmental conditions produces unique motions and appearances. In this work, we created figures of creatures, characters, and so on focusing on this deformation process, and attempted to extract narratives from the materials.


Hiroki Kaimoto is a Ph.D. student at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo.

Junichi Yamaoka is a senior assistant professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media Design.

Satoshi Nakamaru is a material scientist. He contributed to this project as a visiting researcher at The University of Tokyo.

Yoshihiro Kawahara is a professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.

Yasuaki Kakehi is a professor at the Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo