Featured Works From The Gallery: Week 45

<p>Each week we bring you our favorite projects from the Gallery, showcasing the best of what The Creators Project community has to offer.</p>

May 31 2012, 8:42pm

Our new online Gallery provides creative professionals a platform to showcase their portfolio of work, gain exposure, build their network, find collaborators, and become eligible for funding opportunities like The Studio. The Gallery also helps fans of cutting edge creative work to discover new artists and inspiring projects. Each week we'll be selecting a few of our favorites and bringing you the best of what The Creators Project community has to offer. To have your work featured, submit your tech-powered projects to the Gallery.

Sophia Sobers: Moving Column

When people think "architecture," they usually imagine something big and sturdy—built to last—not an object wrapped in fabric that also happens to move and even "breathe." The latter are qualities we tend to attribute to living humans. Sophia Sobers's Moving Column defies our expectations for architecture by taking on these characteristics. By wrapping her column in gauzy white fabric and attaching the material to stepper motors, Sobers animates an otherwise lifeless object.

Julien Bergignat: Wind Up

Who didn't blow bubbles as a child? We amused ourselves with plastic wands and soapy liquids for hours on end, creating spheres that refracted light for a few moments—then disappeared. With Wind Up, Julien Bergignat takes us back to these ephemeral moments of our youth. The innovative task light is powered by air, turning on when you blow on it as you would a bubble wand. But in this case, the wand is a stainless steel rod, and the bubble is a plastic light bulb.

Studio Roosegaarde: Sensor Valley 8.0

Europe's largest interactive sensor installation, Studio Roosegaarde’s Sensor Valley 8.0, offers its visitors a unique experience to connect with one another and the work itself. Located in Assen, Netherlands—the "Sensor City" of Europe—the installation reacts to explosive motion and certain kinds of human touch with eruptions of light. On the other hand, if visitors are calm, the pillars of light will pick up on their breathing and move as they do. Roosegaarde calls this intersection of human sensitivity and technological development "techno poetry."