|Open Sesame is a reactive textile surface. Open sesame
was developed for and shown at Art Bots 2004 It consists of two textile
surfaces stretched taught with a space of a few centimeters between them.
The weaving pattern of textiles placed in front of each other creates Moire
interference patterns. The second surface has a grid of shape memory alloy
actuators attached to a Plexiglas plate behind it. When the shape memory alloy
actuators contact the second surface it retracts causing drastic changes in the
Moire patterns. An array of microphones hangs in front of the screen to act as
sensors. Depending on which microphone the viewer yells into changes occur in
the reactive patterns on the surface.
Collaboration with James Tichenor , Vasil Daskalopoulos and Phillip Stanley-Marbell.