William Elsworthy with Philip Beesley, Steven Wood and Rob Gorbet
Rendered plan view of installation
Implant Matrix is an interactive geotextile that could be used for reinforcing landscapes and buildings of the future. The matrix is capable of mechanical empathy. The structure responds to human presence with subtle grasping and sucking motions, ingesting organic materials and incorporating them into a new hybrid entity.
Implant Matrix is composed of interlinking filtering ‘pores’ within a lightweight structural system. Primitive interactive systems employ capacitance sensors, shape-memory alloy wire actuators and distributed microprocessors. The matrix is fabricated by laser cutting direct from digital models. Implant Matrix was installed at InterAccess Media Arts Centre in Toronto.
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Completed with Philip Beesley, Steven Wood and Rob Gorbet
scale, InterAccess Media Arts Centre, Toronto, 2006