GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NYC
WORLD WATER DAY 2018
Role: Design, lead electronics development, fabrication
Made with Hypersonic
For World Water Day 2018, Hypersonic was invited to make a sculpture to act as a centerpiece for donation efforts at a collaborative fundraising event sponsored by Water.org and Stella Artois. Water Ripples is a sculpture designed to celebrate the beauty and power of water, surrounding visitors in waves in response to donations made to the water access charity.
Water Ripples is composed of 600 handmade water droplets, controlled by custom designed motorized winches. Custom circuit boards and software allow the elements to animate through sculptural forms, creating impressions of waves and underwater life around visitors. The sculpture moves smoothly through algorithmically generated ambient wave forms, descending to surround visitors with a variety of water-inspired forms when an event visitor contributes a donation.