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things I made at ITP and after: sketches, prototypes, and other documentation

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Maxed Out

I’m working on a personal art project for my final in Designing for Constraints. The following is my first prototype. I feel pulled in many directions simultaneously — with ITP pulling the hardest. The inner sphere represents me. The springs tug at me in all directions.

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I developed this prototype from a simple sketch:

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I built the prototype out of materials I already had in my studio:

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CD jewel case covers
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Old guitar strings and 24 gauge wire spun into springs
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26 gauge wire wrapped around a still central armature

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Class feedback:
- Walls of the piece could deform under pressure.
- Piece seems performative — it may require my performance of the object to get its point across. A video might help with this.
- Stretch the box to its limits and videotape it as it breaks

posted by Michael at 12:22 am  

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