Marcelo Massiani / Estudio de transmisión de energía mecánica

De Casiopea

TítuloTransmisión de energía Mecánica en esculturas cinéticas
Tipo de ProyectoProyecto de Taller
Palabras Clavetransmisionenergia
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.