flokk offers artists, designers, architects and manufacturers an open platform for developing interactive lighting solutions. It was created by iart within the CTI research project “Transformative Räume und Objekte” (Transformative Spaces and Objects). The objective of the research conducted by the HGK Basel in collaboration with industry partners was to explore and experiment with the innovation potential of the OLED as a light source.
flokk can be modularly combined and consists of both hardware and software components. The electronic system is a mere 3.9 mm thin, fits in between two square OLED plates and can control up to nine OLEDs at the same time. In addition, it houses a number of sensors, reacting to light, temperature, touch, sound and proximity, among others. All flokk elements are connected via WiFi. Together they form a network of independent nodes, each element aware of its position in relation to its neighbours.