Momentum: A Microsoft Powered Kinetic Sculpture
As a part of the revamp of the Microsoft Theater Lounge, created the interactive sculpture Momentum, is a great example of VVOXSTUDIO's fabrication, specifically with responsive architecture and woodworking skills. The goal was to change the space into something that was surprising and delightful while also functionally useful for meetings, events and visitors to unwind before and after visiting the Microsoft Theater.
The mesmerizing moving sculpture is made of locally sourced ash wood. Inspired by the Microsoft logo, the sculpture is also made up of 80 Ultra motion linear actuators, 160 custom milled wooden tiles and 10 micro-controllers. As if it was alive and breathing, Momentum moves when it senses human motion. Custom LEDs light up, illuminating with the wave-like movement. When users interact with the sculpture, it feels as though Momentum is gracefully following your every move.
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