Couple months ago SmartGeometry 2012 conference was held in Troy, New York. one of the project that was shown in this conference is this interdisciplinary project installation called “Manta”. Manta was born from the collaboration between the design team, who came together for the first time from disparate careers and backgrounds with their own specialty of architecture, fabrication, interactive technology, and acoustics.
comprised of CNC machined panels and connectors of two thicknesses of high-density polyethylene, and curved forms result from a combination of triangulation and bending stiffness: geometry and material in concert, This Manta installation was designed in response to multimodal input including sound, stereoscopic vision, multi-touch, and brainwaves and resulting a surface that changes its form and therefore acoustic character.
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