EXPLORING LIFE IN NATURE THROUGH THE MATERIALS OF ELECTRONICS
BIRD NESTS GENERATORInteraction Design, Materials of Electronics
1 day | Mar 2020 | Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Role: Ideation, Physical Prototyping
Team: Norris Hung, Martin Altanie, Shin Ooi
Advisor: Andy Quitmayer, Paula Te
What is Bird Nest Generator?
Life drawings have always been a crucial tool for biologists dating back centuries. Not only does it force the observer to notice details they’d otherwise overlook, it also helps them to more deeply appreciate how nature works.
By translating the form of a bird’s nest into a drawing through pencil, ink, a motor circuit, and controlled randomness, this project seeks to capture the organic motion inherent in a seemingly static object. It is a small study of how natural observation can remove the disconnect between nature and digital design.
This project was developed in one afternoon in a series of explorations into circuitry and biological inquiry.