Sea Anemone

Sea Anemone

Elise Chapman and Leah Walko Project Objectives: To imitate a living organism that reacts to human touch/proximity by way of group movement. The organism reactions should feel organic and unpredictable, engaging the audience. Reflection on the Creative Design Opportunities: We embraced the use of silicon, pneumatic actuation, and capacitive touch sensing to create a feeling
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Process Log: Week 1 – Elise and Leah

This week was set to be some background work for more work to come, so we focused on planning ahead, researching, and prototyping. More specifically, we looked to creating a semester schedule, designing a new mold, and casting our previously-made four-part mode. Monday, 3.13: Wednesday, 3.15: Thursday, 3.16: Moving Forward:

2.6.2023: Infusing Art with Technology

While Nothing Happens by Ernesto Neto In this installation piece suspended from the ceiling, lycra netting sacs contain spices, including pepper, cumin, cloves, ginger and curcuma, creating shapes similar almost to stalactites. These aromatic sacs combined with the soft material nature of the lycra invites the viewer to become participants and to touch the sacs.
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2.1.23: Art and Design Inspiration Exercise

Skulturen, Klaus Pinter Makes very large scale, inflated installations, however they are not kinetic. They’re interesting for their size and shape, and personally I find them intriguing for their potential transference into movement. Adaptive Pneumatic Shelters, Hani Fallaha These pneumatic shelters are more of an architecture piece than sculpture, but similar to Klaus
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1.30.23: Peer Review Exercise

Peer Review Paper: D. Zhou, Y. Fu, J. Deng, J. Sun and Y. Liu, “A Bistable Jumping Robot with Pure Soft Body Actuated by Twisted Artificial Muscle,” 2021 27th International Conference on Mechatronics and Machine Vision in Practice (M2VIP), Shanghai, China, 2021, pp. 388-393, doi: 10.1109/M2VIP49856.2021.9665013. Do you have any conflict of interest in reviewing this
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