exp_001: Computational Cube

A highly organized object. Each face of this 14″ x 14″ x 14″ cube is divided into 49 equal areas, each housing a female USB port – a total of 294 I/O spots. What flexibility/utility could be found in that?

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Possible project ideas:

  • Code-like object, designed to maintained the dense, monolithic quality of a codebase (especially to the uninitiated) that was still as functional as the thing it was representing. Each USB port contains memory that stores a function, variable, or object. By connecting a computer to a specific USB port the cube transfers that function, variable, object into a text editor – acting as a input for a code base. Through trial and error, you might be able to build a functional program.
  • Data storage mechanism. Each port holds one folder or file. Use labels to remember where you saved things. High/Low tech.
  • Internet failsafe. Non-network connected container for HTML sites. Plug in to one of 294 websites. Off concept.