Kinetic sculpture looks like birds in flight.

Diffusion Choir" is a kinetic sculpture that simulates the movement of an invisible flock of birds. The "birds" are white hexagons made of fabric that hang in garlands from the ceiling. When a hexagon opens and closes, it looks like a bird flapping its wings. Each piece can move independently, and they work together to make patterns. It's controlled by software running a flocking algorithm.

It is installed at BioMed Realty Trust's building at 650 East Kendall Street in Cambridge. MA, USA

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+8 1. ChuckMaurice commented 8 years ago


Beautiful and peaceful installation though.
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+3 2. crazymo123 commented 8 years ago

Eventually #1 ah haha thought we were gna have ta change this websites name to the aboved quoted show. >:) O:) x
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+3 3. BooTheGoose commented 8 years ago

Beautiful, but it's not really simulating invisible birds, because invisible birds are invisible.
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-6 4. thefox commented 8 years ago

"When a hexagon opens and closes, it looks like a bird flapping its wings"

No. It looks like a piece of paper folding and unfolding.
This video is almost as bad as Jake's sad offerings.
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+2 5. ComentAtor commented 8 years ago

well i love it , and fox... you should try LSD, or at least mushrooms :)

P.S, looks maybe sad to see hotels as patrons of art but.. the past wasn't different
it sticks to money .. it's not easy to contemplate for living..
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+1 6. thefox commented 8 years ago

#5 I've eaten mushrooms plenty of times.
LSD? From what I've read, LSD could make dog shit appear mystical. So I'm not sure how that relates to paper folding. I think I'll stick to mushrooms of the non-magic variety.
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+1 7. Burimi commented 8 years ago

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+1 8. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

"No. It looks like a piece of paper folding and unfolding."
#3 Seems some people dont really get art, now do they? ;)
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0 9. thundersnow commented 8 years ago

Beautiful art, so relaxing!
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0 10. sux2bu commented 8 years ago

Looks more like a flotilla of jellyfish in the ocean rising up to feed in the sunlight......birds,not so much.
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+1 11. ComentAtor commented 8 years ago

so we all agree it looks great, do we fox ;)