Marcelo Massiani / Estudio de transmisión de energía mecánica

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TítuloTransmisión de energía Mecánica en esculturas cinéticas
Tipo de ProyectoProyecto de Taller
Palabras Clavetransmisionenergia
Período2017-
AsignaturaConstrucción 4º DI 2017
Del CursoConstrucción 4º DI 2017
CarrerasDiseño Industrial
Alumno(s)Marcelo Massiani Klocker
ProfesorMarcelo Araya

Diffusion Choir is a kinetic sculpture commissioned by Biomed Realty for the headquarters of Shire, a global biotechnology company, in Cambridge, MA. Hypersonic worked in collaboration with Sosolimited and Plebian Design to design, program, engineer, and fabricate this artwork.

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The sculpture celebrates the beauty of individuals working together in harmony, moving as a single entity, creating something greater than the sum of their parts. Four hundred kinetic elements form a hanging volume in the sunlit atrium, describing the motions of an invisible flock of birds soaring throughout the space. Elements are made from a durable high-density polyethlyene membrane which can expand and contract via a silent stepper motor controlled by custom circuit boards. The elements open and close individually, choreographed by custom software running real-time mathematical flocking algorithms. Invisible birds exit and join the space over the span of each hour, periodically coalescing into a single flock.