Play – Paper – Kinetics – Artifact
This diagram is meant to explore my focus on “play” as a tool for growth and as the fundamental thread for the projects I wish to explore this year. I’m interested in exploring simple materials to make simple, structural, kinetic sculptures with paper and light.
Make paper craft an experience and large scale:
- Breathing sculpture, flexible and printed electronics
- A Study for Fifteen Points, by Random International (Colossal)
The combination of paper and simple electronics:
- As a total history nut, I’m inspired by authentic Civil War era Valentines made from paper. They were intricately designed, that when unfolded, revealed simple games, patterns, and imagery not seen before. (Link)
- Can this same manipulation be replicated with “connected devices”? [Much inspired by Dr. David Mellis, DIY Cellphone and MIT Media Lab workshop I took in 2015]
Using light as a sculptural/sculpting (ephemeral) material:
- Creating impulsive light patterns, manipulating speed, quality, sources, to “paint” space, with precision.
- I’m trying to get this guy to help me with lasers but it’s like pulling teeth, Doc Haig. Busy shmizzee. No, I kid; we’ll see because I want to explore speed of light, different sources, and shooting digital photos of the light, AKA light painting.
Reads & References
- S. Tomlinson and M. Keneally, A valentine card to the wife he never saw again: Soldier’s heart-breaking love token among treasure trove of Civil War artifacts unearthed from basements and attics
More to come!