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  • antlia : : : machine pneumatique

    antlia : : : machine pneumatique
    toronto CANADA

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project:

    christian JOAKIM: antlia is a constellation of oscillating mechatronic elements which operate in concert with information absorbed from the surroundings. this “machine pneumatique” exists in a constant condition of latency, a state of digitally filtered reverie, producing an extended composition of experience.modular components made of laser-cut impact-resistant acrylic and mylar materials aggregate to (in)form a hybrid environment consisting of robotic activation and open-loop communication with occupants. movement is achieved via fluidic actuators controlled by electronically conditioned supplies of compressed air. various sensors absorb data from the environment generating a layered reading of the space.

    machine (co)operation is achieved via a distributed microprocessor network that relies on the arduino open source platform. communication across constellations is achieved via the xbee pro wireless shield.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    cJ: festo, mark goulthorpe, alberto manguel

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    cJ: fernando pessoa (the book of disquiet), shelley jackson (the melancholy of anatomy), seed magazine/ planet earth, blue planet, ted talks/ gregor tresher, holy ghost!, junior boys, chromatics

    sP: whose work is currently on your radar?

    cJ: decoi, delugan meissl associated architects, carsten nicolai

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