I just received an email from my chum Rick Curl. Accompanying a link to this video was the message: “I found this one totally by accident — I would never have thought of using pompoms, plastic penguins, trolls, or Japanese fans as display elements!”
When I bounced over to the YouTube page, I was led astray by the “Amazing Mechanical Mirrors” part of the title, which caused me to think of a classical mirror in the form of an object that reflects light.
In reality, the creator of these bodacious beauties — Daniel Rozin, Artist and Professor, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU — builds interactive displays that mimic (or “mirror”) the form and movements of the viewer.
These are AWESOME. Every time I see one, I think, “That’s my favorite.” And then I see the next one and I think, “No, that’s my favorite!”
I love each and every one and I want to recreate them all. If I ever get the chance to lay my hands on a large number of servos for not much money, I will go for it. How about you? Which one of the “mirrors” in this video is your favorite? And could you be tempted to build one yourself?
Me thinks that once the pandemic has subsided, Max needs to schedule a trip to meet Daniel and bask in his art.
If you put me in a room with those trolls or penguins, you wouldn’t be able to drag me away LOL