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a mechatronic data sculpture made up of 714 metal balls that translates a virtual design process into the space around it. seemingly weightless, the kinetic sculpture moves through a cycle of free abstractions and typical BMW vehicle forms.

watch a high-rez movie here or the YouTube version after the break.

[link: artcom.de|via engadget.com & bmwcca.org]

reminds me of:
. exploded & suspended F1 car
. wireframe Toyota car
. the source
. electric moons

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5 COMMENTS

beautiful, if it wouldn't be for something as profane as a BMW car

Fri 11 Jul 2008 at 11:16 PM
Marcus Kirsch

The music on the YouTube video is killing me. Hope no one comes along and starts swinging all the balls getting them twisted up.

Sat 12 Jul 2008 at 3:47 AM

Yeah, it was better, silent.

Sat 12 Jul 2008 at 4:34 AM
Todd Spencer

wow, this was a beautifull video. While watching it i feel like i was playing with those bolls.

Wow, I am a graduate student in depth psychology. I was in the midst of studying object relations and came upon a description of emotion by Karen Horney(1951), which describes it as a "visual kinetic structure" so I went online to get a definition and instead I got a visual representation that is amazing. The quote I was following was written in her book "Neurosis and Human Growth," where she writes:

" It is evident that an emotion toward a thing, animal or person establishes some form of liaison between the object and the subject whom it affects. Emotion is a modification of the subject in regard to these objects. Joy, sorrow, fear, and anger are undoubtedly states belonging to the person who experiences them, but they are states with a characteristic type of connection with their cause, a connection which differs qualitatively according to the kind of emotion experienced.

If we look at the emotions form this point of view...they can be classed in the same group of phenomena as the visual kinetic structures." --Ibid., p.123

The image and representation shown on your site gave me the chills.

Fri 03 Dec 2010 at 10:35 AM
Madeleine Spencer
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