suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
nicolas PAPPAS, emily HO, karen WANG, & nathan KIATKULPIBOONE: Designed as part of the reKinetic exhibit displayed at Kennedy Library in San Luis Obispo, California, SWARMbrella explores the potentials of a kinetic skin developed through re-used objects. The concept of a swarm drove the design, as the movement of each module affects the behavior of its neighbors. Through the repetition of an individual module, the skin takes on properties that exceed the possibilities of any single unit. The surface can twist and turn, taking on countless forms without sacrificing structural rigidity.