Alex Beim's Videos (Grasshopper) - Grasshopper 2020-04-01T07:08:06Z https://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/video/listForContributor?screenName=3kqrezzvdu0cj&rss=yes&xn_auth=no Jelly Swarm for Vancouver Aquarium tag:www.grasshopper3d.com,2012-03-30:2985220:Video:566348 2012-03-30T04:32:09.227Z Alex Beim https://www.grasshopper3d.com/profile/AlexBeim <a href="https://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/jelly-swarm-for-vancouver-aquarium"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="135" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2778205478?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Inspired by luminescent jellies found off the British Columbia coast, Jelly Swarm mimics their natural, reactive light behaviour.<br></br> <br></br> In the Pacific Ocean, when disturbed, Aequorea victoria release short bursts of calcium which interacts with a photoprotein to create flashes of light.<br></br> <br></br> In the Pacific Canada Pavilion gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium,… <a href="https://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/jelly-swarm-for-vancouver-aquarium"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2778205478?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=135" width="240" height="135" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Inspired by luminescent jellies found off the British Columbia coast, Jelly Swarm mimics their natural, reactive light behaviour.<br /> <br /> In the Pacific Ocean, when disturbed, Aequorea victoria release short bursts of calcium which interacts with a photoprotein to create flashes of light.<br /> <br /> In the Pacific Canada Pavilion gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium, the public can excite origami jellies into creating beautiful patterns of colour and light using a touch screen controller.<br /> <br /> When left alone, free from human intervention, the origami jellies instinctively react to each other. Random, generative displays of drifting coloured glow are triggered, not unlike jellies in their natural environment.<br /> <br /> Jelly Swarm overhangs the gallery space. The soft, coloured light emitted by the jellies reflects on the aluminum surface. Viewed from below, the visual effect evokes looking up to the ocean's surface from undersea.<br /> <br /> The installation features 94 origami jellies, folded in Tyvek. Each jelly contains its own RGB LED module. The 472ft² hanging surface was custom designed in 3D and fabricated from 6061T6 aluminum. Water jet cut and anodized on both sides, it comprises 154 generated triangles and 430 connector pieces.<br /> <br /> Programed as self-contained objects capable of interacting with their closest neighbours, the Jelly LED modules are interrupted only by external intervention - the public engaging with the small display interface. Data is sent from an AIR app to each LED module via mbed wirelessly.<br /> <br /> Credits -<br /> Concept: Alex Beim &amp; Joseph Wu<br /> Design: Reynaldo Tortoledo &amp; Alex Beim<br /> Jelly Design &amp; Fabrication: Joseph Wu<br /> Programming: Reynaldo Tortoledo &amp; Pablo Gindel<br /> Electronics: Pablo Gindel, Dong Yang &amp; Mike Manning<br /> Surface Fabrication: Burak Ataman<br /> Engineering Consultant: Leigh Christie<br /> Design Assist: Pam Troyer &amp; Kenji Rodriguez<br /> Plinth Fabrication: Ken Sullivan<br /> Installation: TI team &amp; Don Knudson<br /> Electrical: Evan Maxwell<br /> Production: Andy Meakin<br /> Video: Neil Fisher &amp; Kenji Rodriguez<br /> <br /> @tangibleint Vancouver Aquarium Jelly Swarm tag:www.grasshopper3d.com,2011-12-07:2985220:Video:493663 2011-12-07T08:02:28.728Z Alex Beim https://www.grasshopper3d.com/profile/AlexBeim <a href="https://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/vancouver-aquarium-jelly-swarm"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2778178384?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Jelly Swarm is an interactive art installation inspired by the luminescent jellies found off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.<br></br> <br></br> Located in the Pacific Canada Pavilion gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium, Jelly Swarm features 94 carefully folded origami jellies, each containing an LED module, suspended from a reflective aluminum structure.<br></br> <br></br> In the… <a href="https://www.grasshopper3d.com/video/vancouver-aquarium-jelly-swarm"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2778178384?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Jelly Swarm is an interactive art installation inspired by the luminescent jellies found off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.<br /> <br /> Located in the Pacific Canada Pavilion gallery at the Vancouver Aquarium, Jelly Swarm features 94 carefully folded origami jellies, each containing an LED module, suspended from a reflective aluminum structure.<br /> <br /> In the natural world, bioluminescent jellies glow when they’re disturbed. Jelly Swarm imitates that natural, reactive behaviour by allowing Aquarium visitors to surprise the origami jellies into creating beautiful patterns of colour and light. Move a hand across an interface on a plinth mounted touch screen, and the jellies respond.<br /> <br /> When left undisturbed by the public, the origami jellies, programmed as independent objects, interact with their closest neighbours, creating generative luminescent displays.<br /> <br /> Development &amp; Build:<br /> 94 origami jellies made from Tyvek were laser cut and scored before folding. The Jelly Swarm structure was designed using Rhino 3D with Grasshopper and custom Visual Basic scripts. The resulting water jet cut 154 custom triangles and 430 connectors are fabricated from 2mm 6061T6 aluminum, anodized on both sides.<br /> <br /> Lighting design and interactive was produced using a custom built Adobe Air app within Flash Builder. A bespoke ArtDMX library including an mbed based controller implemented in Actionscript 3.0 sends data over a UDP socket to the RGB LED light modules.<br /> Created by Tangible Intervention with origami artist, Joseph Wu.<br /> <br /> Commissioned by Rebecca Eames at Vancouver Aquarium.<br /> <br /> Credits:<br /> Concept: Alex Beim &amp; Joseph Wu<br /> Design: Reynaldo Tortoledo &amp; Alex Beim<br /> Design Assist: Pam Troyer &amp; Kenji Rodriguez<br /> Engineering Consultant: Leigh Christie<br /> Jelly Design &amp; Fabrication: Joseph Wu<br /> Programming: Reynaldo Tortoledo &amp; Pablo Gindel<br /> Electronics: Dong Yang &amp; Mike Manning<br /> Structure Fabrication: Burak Ataman (FlexyShop)<br /> Plinth Fabrication: Ken Sullivan at Vancouver Aquarium<br /> Installation: TI team &amp; Don Knudson (Vancouver Aquarium)<br /> Electrical: Evan Maxwell (Vancouver Aquarium)<br /> Production: Andy Meakin<br /> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.tangibleintervention.com">www.tangibleintervention.com</a><br /> @tangibleint