Changing Field

Date: 2014
Client: n/a
Principal Investigator: Vera Parlac
Collaborators: n/a
Project Budget: Withheld
Project Team: Kalman Babkovic
Sponsors: LID Laboratory for Integrative Design
Publications: “Changing Fields”, in Facing the Future, Exhibition Book, 2nd International Scientific Conference and Exhibition, Gallery of Science & Technology, Belgrade, Serbia, 2014

Changing field project is a responsive surface activated by a presence of people. The surface is actuated using non-mechanical actuation (shape memory alloy springs). The movement of the surface is facilitated by employing structural and material behavior of the aggregated surface. The project is part of an ongoing research into kinetic material system with focus on non-mechanical actuation. It proposes an adaptive surface capable of altering its shape and responding to presence of people and flow of information.