Fall 2014

Situated Technologies Research Group

Studio: Fidelity vs. Tolerance


Professors:                 Nicholas Bruscia


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This work was carried out in my first semester of
the Situated Technologies Research Group. This research looked at kinetic properties of Nylon 6 filaments (fishing line) when braided and heated.


This simple material when heated acts as an
actuator lifting over 100 times its own weight
without decay.


This research applied the new found properties
of Nylong 6 as a post-tensioning element in
a bending wood volumetric system. Through
research in wood behavior and bending analysis, a module was developed and from there a volumetric system was created.


This system acts as a light diffuser and a kinetic, responsive system actively dividing space.


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