“16 Forms,” Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi

Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi’s 16 Forms  is a series of 3D forms mounted on a turntable and animated with a stroboscopic light, much like many other stroboscopic zoetropes. This one, however, uniquely features a dynamic light source attached the to moving robotic arm (programmed by Ishibashi). The effect is difficult to see in the video linked below, but I imagine that the animated sequence and the moving light source (which probably sends shadows all over the place) is very striking. I like the old (zoetropic) meets new (robotic arm) combination, and moving the source of the flickering light seems like a technique with a lot of potential.

Here’s a video of the piece.
Spotted at Spoon & Tamago (photos from there, also). The project’s site is here. Designtide Tokyo site here.

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“16 Forms,” Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi

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