Experimental projects


This section is a selection of beloved projects that don’t necessary relate to a specific client. They belong to my curiosity, love for drawing, dancing and understand people’s behavior.


















- 2016

INTERACTION DESIGN IN PUBLIC SPACE SANTIAGO, CHILE



Explora Science Program - interactive displey at Los Leones subway station in Santiago, Chile.


















Every time that the train enters the subways station, high frequencies from the train trigger videos on a videowall related to science and technology from Explora Science Program.

It also includes a ticketing system from a thermal printer with questions about science for social network interaction.




As part of Estudio Racimo I was in charge of the second edition of this interactive display at subway station. 

Designed and builded by Estudio Racimo.
Animations by Tomas Dintrans.
Programming by Macrobio / Andres Glatzen / Juan Manosalvas.
- 2011

PRODUCT AND INTERACTION DESIGN MILANO, ITALIA


Re- design of Achille Castiglioni’s Grip Lamp.




In the context of the Master in Interaction Design at Domus Academy, we visited Achille Castiglioni’s workshop in Milan. In all his works the principle of “form follows function” is clearly evident.

“Grip 2011” is an updated version of the reading lamp that Achille Castiglioni designed in 1985. The functionality of the original “Grip” lamp is very essential: it can be turned on and off, and the light angle can be adjusted. “Grip 2011” adds more interactivity to further improve the reading experience.






























We simplified the industrial design of the lamp since the use of LEDs instead of a bulb made the microphone shape redundant, and integrated an ambient light into the grip. Depending on user activity, the light is automatically directed to either one of the two light sources - focused or ambient - to best accommodate contextual needs. For example, if people fall asleep while reading, the light will move up into the grip which will then emit a soft ambient glow.


The revisited lamp also features a dimmer that allows people to adjust the light intensity according to their needs.









Explaining the re-design at Achille Castiglioni’s workshop during Milano Design Week 2011.































Redesign Grip Lamp / MYO Workshop from Estudio Racimo on Vimeo.




HOW IT WORKS

The revisited “Grip” lamp has been created using an Arduino kit, sensors, LEDs, and cheap materials including plastic and wood. Presence and activity of people below the reading lamp is detected by a PIR (passive infrared).










Project Leader: Massimo Banzi
Advisor: Innocenzo Rifino ( Habits Studio)
Collaborator: Studio Achille Castiglioni
Assistants: Patrizia Cacciapuoti, Renzo Giusti
Students: Marco Ghezzi, Maria Paz Ramirez, Nicole Neuberger



Project Leader: Massimo Banzi
Advisor: Innocenzo Rifino ( Habits Studio)
Collaborator: Studio Achille Castiglioni
Assistants: Patrizia Cacciapuoti, Renzo Giusti
Students: Marco Ghezzi, Maria Paz Ramirez, Nicole Neuberger








- 2012

DANCECODING
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY


Contemporary dance as input for live music and livecoding.




As part of my love for dance I was part of an experimental team of creatives, dancers, musicians and programmers that performed live sessions through live coding.

























Live coding is a type of performance where programmers show off their visual coding skills in realtime. Completely live, you see animated graphics come to life in projections, while a group of programmers punches in code to entertain their audience with a (audio)visual spectacle.

Code: Zoltán Csík-Kovacs, Krisztián Gergely, Gáspár Hajdu, Gábor Papp


Music: András Molnar, Andrés Ortega, Tamás Marquetant

Dance:Gábor Czap, Kornél Biharvári, Szilvia Németh, Maria Paz Ramirez T., Mária Roskó, Borbála Anna Simányi, Gábor Török, Dóra Zsámbokréty

























SKILLS AND JOY


Illustration & watercolor



























SKILLS AND JOY


Bread as a creative and experimental process



This year I re-discovered bread. I had a love and hate story with it, I needed to make research, go to workshops, and find the right place to find the right ingredients in order to achieve a good bread. Now I love it and is part of my weekly routine. 

I’m so proud that I finally was able to make it :)