A STUDY OF ENTROPY

A Study of Entropy is a kinetic sculpture that gradually declines into disorder as people interact with it.

The piece consists of 1500 tiny mylar “needles” glued to 15 strings in perfect order. Yet as people pull the strings, rotate the strings, or simply walk by disturbing the air around it, the mylar needles start to dance. The more they dance, the less ordered they become — eventually falling into total randomness and chaos.

The work rests upon the law of entropy — disorders of an isolated system can never decrease over time.

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TOOLKITS

Laser Cutter
Vinyl Cutter
DC Motors
Arduino Mega
Max/Msp

Team

Huiyi Chen
Effy Fan

SHOWCASE

ITP Winter Show 2018