I/O Brush

I/O Brush is a new drawing tool to explore colors, textures, and movements found in everyday materials by “picking up” and drawing with them. I/O Brush looks like a regular physical paintbrush but has a small video camera with lights and touch sensors embedded inside. Outside of the drawing canvas, the brush can pick up color, texture, and movement of a brushed surface. On the canvas, artists can draw with the special “ink” they just picked up from their immediate environment.

http://tangible.media.mit.edu/projects/iobrush/

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One Response to I/O Brush

  1. Wow, this is great. The concept is really clever. It reminds me of this invention that scans the environment to get a color: http://www.environmentteam.com/concept/color-picker-pen-single-pen-unlimited-colors/

    It’s a very similar concept except that it enables one to make moving ink, which is a crazy concept, but could be cool. I wonder if the tool can be used to create good artworks or if the art will stay limited to an interesting interaction?

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