Final Project Sketch – Composition with Non-Newtonian Fluid

Team Members: Aditi Sarkar  and Becca Epstein

We are creating an ascetically dynamic piece by exploring the material properties of Oobleck. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid made of cornstarch and water. We will use pure data reacting to proximity sensors to project sound waves which will cause the movement of the Oobleck on the speaker. When the Pitch gets very high (people have gathered around the piece triggering the proximity sensor) drops of color will be squeezed by a servo into the rumbling Oobleck. We are experimenting with translating the environment around our object into the behavior of this abstract piece.


sketch 1

sketch 2