Looking at ways to make the Space Rock shapes less rigid / more flexible.
A small test, mould-making from the lumpy Space Rocks created using Meshmixer, plus the resulting Jesmonite cast.
Some photos from today’s demo show of work-in-progress for We Are Here. Including one working Arduino prototype with sound generator.
Some sketchbook work exploring how the objects could work using magnetic levitation.
Some photographs of the latest 3D prints for We Are Here.
…Starts Here exhibition at the V&A. Some photos from a visit on Friday 25th May.
Was also fascinated by the data visualisation of Stamen Design’s Big Glass Microphone. Have long been interested in how to turn environmental data such as electronic / radio signals and sound / vibration levels into aesthetically appealing visual or audio representations. This is an engaging interactive example of how to do that. The piece visualises fibre optic cables places in a figure of eight around the Stanford University building. The cables pick up vibrations from the ground above (such as traffic) to create the visualisation.
Investigating magnetic levitation to suspend the Space Rock objects for display. The idea is that the objects appear to float in space, enhancing the feeling that they are ‘alien’ / from another planet.
And some examples that may be worth trying:
The latest 3D printed prototypes for the Space Rock shapes.
Plus a video of the shells glowing, courtesy of Arduino.
Another research trip to Chinese jade (Room 33b), China and South Asia (Room 33) and Mexico (Room 27). Gallery here.
Looking at some shapes that tessellate for the Space Rock 3D models.