Tuesday June 12, 2012
DIS'12 workshop in Newcastle, UK
(DIY)biology: Designing for Open Source Science

Inspired to rebel against the smooth, life-like motion of traditional inflatables, this project investigates other modes of inflation and motion. The quantised bursts of steam released as kernels of corn pop when microwaved provided a perfect medium for small scale origami inflatables. First installed in the Collision Collective 8 show at the Art Interactive gallery Cambridge, MA, Ben constructed a number of hand crafted popcorn and paper shapes, offsetting the promise of immediate microwave gratification with the careful sewing machine production.