These suspended light drawings were created in SCI-Arc's Synchronous Dissection Workshop, which coupled synchronous robotics with advanced animation techniques, exploring new analytical and representational possibilities. Using the in-house robots we dynamically disassembled and re-assembled a set of panels through methods of synchronous robotic movement, which the team configured to create an overall composition. Each panel was attached to a separate robot, and had light-emitting diodes (LED) attached near each corner. A DSLR camera was attached to another robotic arm, which was configured to follow a motion path around the composition. As the panels followed their synchronous motion paths the camera captured a series of long-exposure images of the LED paths. The result is a drawing reminiscent of a bullet time light drawing, however instead of being constrained to the perspective of a bullet time camera rig this method has the ability to view the composition from any perspective within reach of the robot.
Status: School Project
Location: SCI-Arc Robot House - Summer 2012
Additional Credits: In collaboration with Mehrzad Raffei, Somayye Ramezani, Peter Vikar
Instructors: Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto