JB 1.0 Jamming Bodies

Storefront Gallery for Art & Architecture

Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Lucy McRae + Storefront Gallery for Art & Architecture
MIT Project Team: Skylar Tibbits, Jared Laucks, Jaskirat Randhawa, Athina Papadopoulou, Dimitris Mairopoulos, Lina Kara’in, Christophe Guberan, Sulaiman Alothman, Kate Weishaar

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JB1.0: Jamming Bodies is an immersive installation that transforms Storefront’s gallery space into a laboratory. It collapses architecture, technology, and art into a single object. While skin usually demarcates the transition between exterior and interior, this experimental installation transforms skin into a membrane that operates as both.

As the walls deflate, they become hard. Inflate them, and they are soft. The result over time is a pulsating room that can be tuned for stiffness, reconfigured on demand and which confuses the distinction between our skin and our walls.

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Publication

Wired UK : Jamming Bodies: this robotic wall will eat you alive