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MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 6, 2011 @ 10:46 am In Art,clean tech,Design,Innovation,Interactive Objects | No Comments

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This incredible installation demonstrates what happens when art, science and technology merge on behalf of the planet. Most of the designs feature energy efficient [2] technologies or materials and open passersby up to the endless creativity human beings can tap into. The end of FAST will kick off tomorrow night with the much-anticipated SKY event during which participants will fly a large-scale, brightly lit star over Killian Court!

A few of our favorites include the large-scale origami made from folded polypropylene, DisCourse, made from hundreds of components cut by water jet from thin aluminum [3] and tied together with zip ties. The Mood Meter measures the happiness of people at the fair, while the incredible Wind Screen by Meejin Yoon features small wind turbines [4] that generate and consume energy.

+ MIT FAST [5]

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[2] energy efficient: http://inhabitat.com/energy-efficient-sparks-lighting/

[3] thin aluminum: http://inhabitat.com/daih2orean-rc-car-runs-on-aluminum-beer-can-tabs/

[4] small wind turbines: http://inhabitat.com/energy-ball-by-home-energy/

[5] + MIT FAST: http://arts.mit.edu/fast/liquid-archive/

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