The summer olympics may be over but their legacy continues. One example of the remaining mark of the London Olympiad is this interactive sculpture by designers Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez and commissioned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to mark both the 2012 Olympics and Paralympic games.
Titled "Bloom," this pink sculpture (the same shade as the official color of the 2012 London Olympics) invites visitors to reconstruct in an infinite number of formations, and each amateur designer who takes part in the piece contributes to Bloom's final design.
Each "Bloom cell" is the same, but by reformatting the three connections each one makes the user can create an infinite number of designs. The pieces are also durable and flexible, allowing visitors to "break the rules" by bending the cells in unexpected directions.
From the designers:
The collective act of coming to one place and building something becomes a shared memory for each person attending. None of the pieces can do anything on its own, only by putting together thousands of them is when the game and the BLOOM garden emerge.
Andrasek and Sanchez consider their creation to be a game, an urban toy, and an experiment in crowd-sourced design. Check out this video of their project: