Per Capita

Crystal Forming Robots on Overhead

20 May 2014, 12:00 - 18:00

  • 25 May 2014, 12:00 - 18:00
  • Christian Faubel

The crystal forming robots are a physical simulation of a growth process, similar to the growth of crystal structures. Each robot operates autonomously and is driven by the light of the overhead projector. When a robot has collected enough energy, it is all released at once through a tiny motor and the robot will make a random movement. The robots are equipped with tiny magnets, so that when they come close while they are moving, they attract each other. Over time a crystal like structure emerges from more and more little robots forming larger clusters. Through the overhead projector this process is magnified and an abstract movie of the real physical robots is projected to the wall. Crystal forming robots was developed as part of ongoing research on growth processes within lab3, laboratory for experimental computer science at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Crystal Forming Robots on Overhead is presented in the context of the Biennale internationale d'art numérique (BIAN), produced by ACREQ/Elektra.

20 May 2014, 12:00 - 18:00

  • 25 May 2014, 12:00 - 18:00