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September 19, 2008

ArduinoDiecimila01.jpg


We will be using the Arduino to choreograph the movement and responsiveness of Flux & Flow.

This choice will enable us to benefit from the open source community and offer us the opportunity to contribute to this archive of resources as well.

September 18, 2008

first iteration

This video documents the proof of concept prototype.

This initial prototype displayed the qualities of an active water surface that matched the poetic concept that I had in mind.

Ben Faga, an art student and UROP worked with me to prototype a series of rotating rods with sculpted, reconfigurable cams.

The responsive and fluid nature of this surface and the kinetic play of the video upon it were a perfect embodiment of the qualities that I associate with flux and flow.

This prototype enabled me to share the concept more effectively and led to an invitation by the Weisman Museum of Art to commission this as a site-specific work for the permanent collection.