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by kurt
Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Methodology The following is an overview of how I proceeded with the project: 1. Heard of opportunity to create Calder mobile-esque installation in Kavli 2. research the Kavli, quantum physics, looking for a concept in than can be explored in an installation 3. Work the concept into kinetic sculptu...
by kurt
Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Catacaustics Art Installation Proposal for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Catacaustics is a reactive art installation designed for the open-air meeting space within the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, California. The primary structure consists of two concentri...
by kurt
Mon Dec 01, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Part V: More Details This week I did some more work with scale, shapes, and investigated mounting options. First, I used Google Maps's measurement tool to get a rough idea of how large the space is. http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/forum/download/file.php?id=2617&mode=view It's about 18x18 meters. I want my...
by kurt
Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: W08 - Ursula Damm
Replies: 7
Views: 4911

Re: W08 - Ursula Damm

Ursula Damm's work lies across an unusual spectrum, bisecting sculpture, architecture, media art, installation, computation, and bioart. I felt like her video art pieces were most successful, namely the technique used for transits which creates some unique and appealing distortion based on how our b...
by kurt
Sat Nov 22, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Part IV: Movement I next wanted to tackle the practical problem of controlling the torus shape enough to produce reflections which were more complex than circles, using the electron orbital cross sections as my guide. Further, I didn't want to manually control the movement, but rather have it gover...
by kurt
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:45 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Part III: Aesthetics Previously, my progress included an initial step into considering how the installation might look. I am interested in translating some of my notions of the aesthetics of physics experiments, particularly quantum physics. When I presented, the conversation loosely revolved aroun...
by kurt
Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:08 am
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Part II: Exploration continued The design from before is essentially an expensive way of doing a projection. I wasn’t too happy with this idea, but I did like that it had the potential to evoke some of the aesthetics of quantum machinery, which I hope to introduce into this project. For reference, ...
by kurt
Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:49 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: Kurt Kaminski’s Project
Replies: 7
Views: 5067

Re: Kurt Kaminski’s Project

Methodology of Ideas: On Developing an Art Installation for The Kavli Institute For Theoretical Physics Background At the beginning of the Arts and Engineering Research course, our professor George Legrady told us about an encounter he had with physicist David Gross where Mr. Gross suggested instal...
by kurt
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: W05V - Prof. Francesco Bullo Group
Replies: 5
Views: 4184

Re: W05V - Prof. Francesco Bullo Group

There was a lot going on in this lab which I admired. The work being done is neatly interdisciplinary and, especially in the case of John's research, has the potential for broad impact. One thing John said which I liked was this concept of "intuition from simulation." He described the process of stu...
by kurt
Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Fall 2014
Topic: W05V - Prof. Miguel Eckstein Group
Replies: 7
Views: 4850

Re: W05V - Prof. Miguel Eckstein Group

Professor Eckstein's lab was by far the most artistically conscious so far, as immediately evidenced by the large work of art hanging on the far wall. The unique interior geometry and designer desks were also clues, but Miguel himself has participated in making artwork. He mentioned collaborating on...