Commissioned by Folly as part of its Portable Pixel Playground (PPP) project, Cubed is a networked set of gaming objects that enable the exploration of diverse physical spaces and helps to develop relationship-building skills. The project was launched at the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Arts Festival held at Grizedale Forest Park, Cumbria, 2nd April 2010.


Cubed makes use of recent advances in embedded technology to deliver a unique platform for kinaesthetic engagement and creative play. A set of eight programmable plastic blocks — wirelessly interconnected to form a meshed system — Cubed enables a range of different individual and team-based games and offers the capacity for further game developments utilising feedback and input from participants.

The project was awarded finance from the Higher Education Innovation Fund in 2010 and we are currently working with Metropolitan Works on it’s next technical iteration.

colour cube game

treasure hunt

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