With the ubiquity of sensor technologies and the interest in architecture as a sensate environment, the rolyPOLYGON became a site for personal and communal interaction.
In this capacity, the stretched membrane holds a system of sensors and actuators that offer a singular or a collective experience. Using its surface tension, flex sensors are woven in to measure push/pull on the membrane. Motion sensors, accelerometers, and microphones create a live environment for the occupant to be self-soothed within their objects as lights and sounds play for them. Conversely, the modules can be networked with each other so that messages or communiques may be transferred from one to another.
Project Credits: Aidan Kim, Gary Polk
Steel frame welded, stretched and stitched nylon membrane as interactive surface, carbon fibre kiln-baked at Tyler School of Art
Photography by Joseph Giampietro
Models: Stephanie King, Ram Thennaapan
For the original rolyPOLYGON, please see here.