Friday, February 21, 2014
Visible Futures Lab, 132 West 21st Street, 7th floor, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Gabriella Levine presents the results of her seven-week residency with the Visible Futures Lab, where she further developed Sneel, her series of snake-like robots. Levine explored new methods of fabrication using custom 3D printed joints, developed a more easily replicable assembly process and ventured into new methods of pneumatic actuation.
Levine discusses the concepts behind Sneel and the inspiration she finds in exploring bio-mimetic form and motion. She also explains her fabrication methods and the electronic prototyping techniques she uses to develop modular platforms for gathering remote environmental data.
The Visible Futures Lab hosts a new Artist in Residence every seven weeks. Residents are selected from diverse fields, including industrial design, the performing arts, robotics and conceptual art. During their time at the lab, residents research and develop projects that explore and expand the philosophy of purposeful and extensible art and design. For more information about the Visible Futures Lab and its Artist in Residence Program, visit vfl.sva.edu.