CRITIC / CHRIS KRONER
COMPLETED / FALL 2012
Taking advantage of the high surface tension of water, water skimmers use the tiny hairs on their long, hydrophobic legs to spread their weight over the water surface on four points.
This exploration of a singular unit exhibits those characteristics of distributing the load at four points. The unit, then, multiplies and transforms into an oscillating aggregation through the use of various parametric design tools, essentially producing a transparent screen similar to that of Erwin Hauer. This oscillation can be seen at www.vimeo/karlalockhart/videos titled ‘Spatial Membrane Variation Animation’.