With polysiloxane, artificial hair, and a Nissan V6 turbo 3000 engine, Wang Yinan (Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua Univ.) created this semi-organic engine.
Qi Ji (Engineering Physics, Tsinghua Univ.) and I embedded in it a sound controlled vibrator, giving the sculpture a slight tremble when audience walk close.
All buggies carry a paper motor and a section of resistance wire, both powered by a battery. When the motor turns on and the buggy stumble on the thermal paper, hot resistance wire leaves behind traces, and creates line art.
I can fly
An experiment of generating organic kinetics using non-organic material, this piece uses Shape Memory Alloy to actuate wood and metal structures, which are laid out as insect collections.