Communication as duet, rather than an exchange of solos.

Pixiebox combines video input from two opposing sources into one frame, which hangs suspended between users. The resulting video feed, rather than being a chaotic mix of imagery, arranges itself neatly into a continually evolving organized/organic whole. Each user finds himself blended inextricably with the other, yet the exchange between the two does not suffer, but on the contrary is enhanced. The effect is to create a collaborative expression in which both users offer their halves in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts.

Pixiebox is currently on display at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.

*Casing design and assembly by Dimitri Negroponte.