EE 185: Interactive Light Sculpture Project

Fractal Flyer Functionality!
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 8:00pm
Abstract / Description: 

In 2019 the Stanford Electrical Engineering Department celebrated its 125th anniversary. As part of celebration, we will be designing, engineering and installing an interactive light sculpture in the 3-story glass stairwell of the Packard building, named FLIGHT. FLIGHT consists of 76 Fractal Flyers, bird-like shapes inspired by the geometry of the stairwell that move. The wings of the Fractal Flyers are dichroic acrylic, so that during the day their color shifts and changes with the angle of light. At night, they light up with patterns across their bodies and wings. The sculpture will remain in Packard for 3-5 years, allowing refinement, exploration of new engineering ideas, and new interactions.