portrait of a cosmic kiddo
Role: Main Designer and Electronics and Enclosure Fabricator
Advising Faculty: Joel Swanson and Justin Gitlin
Medium: Kinetic Sculpture, Arduino, Processing (Java)
Venue: ATLAS Expo 2019 at the ATLAS Institute, CU Boulder
Cody Candler, P. Gyory
Inspired by an old design proposal from undergrad and created in my grad design studio team, Cosmic Kiddos is a kinetic mirror where physical stars move, as if autonomously, in accordance to the users’ proximity to the sculpture. The embodied approach of using wooden stars as the visual interface comes from materiality as an important component to how the user engages with the interface as well as for driving the underlying narratives of the piece. Cosmic Kiddos is meant to playfully depict the notion that though we are engulfed in the digital age, we are all still children of the Cosmos and kin of Mother Nature.