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Deformable Performer

Visualized Energy: A Study of Active Bending Behaviors



Is it possible to connect the deformable material to choreographed behaviors?

The bamboo weaving handcrafts triggered the exploration of using an actuated woven structure as a form of interaction. Facilitated by the sensor data communication and the finite state automaton, the physical and digital artifacts simultaneously react to the inputs according to a positive feedback loop. The amplified balancing behavior of the deformable structure of the physical prototype and digital architecture challenges the common belief that a safe construction must be stable and fixed. On the one hand, the physical object receives the data and instantaneously reacts, actively adapt itself to the positioning and environmental influences. On the other hand, the automaton structuralized the digital model transformation according to the behavior modes visualizing materiality and spatial forms that reflect human occupation.


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