Ice Fuzz takes its shape from two of the Platonic solids; an octahedron, which is associated with air, exists as a void inside an ice cube in the shape of an icosahedron which represents water.
In the mind of Plato, geometry and its mechanism was closely related to the order of the natural world. He was, in a way, a forerunner to the recent surge of inter-disciplinary practitioners and thinkers. By sharing and exchanging ideas through the social activities such as drinking coffee and sharing food, we extend our knowledge and build relationships beyond our own discipline, into things we never knew or knew existed, even. Just as Plato tried to describe his new findings through the things he was familiar with in real life, the way we encounter and talk about ideas affect the way we perceive them, and that might perhaps explain why we often take back a lot more from a casual meeting than from a lecture about a highly specific topic. Ice Fuzz reminds us of a time and space where exchanging of ideas meant exchanging of any type of ideas, and how it still occurs in our everyday life through simple act of sharing drinks, food and stories among friends.
Ice Fuzz was Study O Portable's contribution to the exhibition, Kopiaste, by Haptic Thought and DesignMarketo.