My o My
Erottajankatu 9, Helsinki
+358 (0)10 423 3733
We open our doors at 10.
We close them from Monday to Thursday at 19,
on Fridays at 20 and on Saturdays at 16.
Sundays we stay closed.
It’s sand time!
ARTS – Thisissand.com exhibition started in May 2009. It presented our favourites of 80 000 works in the on-line gallery!
thisissand.com is a mega cool website for play. It changes the pixels on the screen into digital sand that can be used as building material for cosmic landscapes, Clemens-style sand paintings, mandalas and so on.
thisissand.com is a joint project of the designers Johanna Lundberg and Jenna Sutela with the Flash programmer Timo Koro who is also a creator of My o My site. They wanted to create a playground of colours and sound for people to play in their sandbox – within the computer screen.
The digital sandbox on thisissand.com takes after the physical one. The user is allowed to do what he or she wishes with the elements in the sandbox. Just like the actual sand gets its colour from its origins, the sand used on thisissand.com covers the RGB palette natural to digital environments. Also the sounds of the falling sand on thisissand.com resemble a real life phenomenon: singing sand is discovered in about 35 desert locations around the world.