@3 weeks ago
I love this project!!!! We made this out of a rubber rug and straws and it shows how interaction can become more about materiality than projections or plasma TVs. We can make this at any scale, with a wide range of materials in order to create spaces that keep transforming when used. We are pursuing this experiment further to see where it leads, with the help of the people that come and interact with it.
WAVICS is a sinergic project that is investigating material reactions to human behavior. It enables the audience to inflict a sinuous movement on the surface of a 62,5 x 40 cm surface made out of 3312 drinking straws, without touching it.
An elastic shape is deformed remotely through a smartphone interface. By moving a finger on the screen the user is indicating the place of the deformation and generating movement throughout the whole surface, as the coloured straws follow the form of the rubber surface.
The whole installation is controlled through an Arduino board connected to a Grasshopper definition which holds all the instructions, constraints and receives the data from the device they are connected to. The Arduino then tells the motors where to move the ball that deforms the surface.
DESIGN AND FABRICATION TEAM:
Communications networks, computers, microprocessor control systems are socially toxic entities primarily when used “correctly”.
Kwinter, Sanford, (2008): „The Cruelty of Numbers” in Far from Equilibrium, Actar, Barcelona
@6 months ago