The Living

The Living Glass project by David Benjamin and Soo-In Yang, featured in Metropolis and Parallax uses a shape memory alloy to open and close the surface like gills.

Beginning with the premise that architectural elements might move in response to their environments, we conducted research on, designed, and built a full-scale kinetic surface. Our system collects input through an array of sensors, processes the input through BASIC Stamp II microcontrollers, and triggers local and global movement of a human-scale surface.

Information on Nitinol and other shape memory alloys can be found at NDC, Johnson Matthey, Special Metals, Memry Corporation, MIGA, Grikin, and the University of Wisconsin. Nitinol is an acronym for Nickel Titanium Naval Ordnance Laboratories.

Lunar pool, Falls,  more

is the image representation of sequently stacked 1pixel-width video lines that are extracted each from the camera input. Timescape represents the apparition of the time-flow of the space, whereas photography is the visual presentation of the moment of space and movies express the space changed by time.

2005. e.j. gone, Byun Ji-hoon,  processing

For this sound performance, small electric circuits are designed. Each of circuits has a photocell, amplifier and an 8-ohm speaker. Therefore, depending on the intensity of radiation, frequency is changed and the circuit makes different sound.

When the audience plays with these noise devices actively, this performance is completed. Haein Kang

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