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Synesthesia integrates different light and sound effects activated through sensors by the visitors’ presence.The proposal will be first manufactured and tested in Philadelphia and will be later delivered for direct mounting and installation in situ. This strategy will reduce on site installation time and concerns.

Housed within an exterior veil of skin are the inner workings of Synesthesia. Viewers are lured to small openings on the membrane surface by lighting and sound effects. By peering inside, motion detectors capture the eye movement of the user and project the video image onto the exterior skin.

The inner structure of the blob vessel is made of 6 hollow metal tubes.They form the main structure and are connected by 9 unique 3D printed details. 12 rings are are connected to the main structure and each other to create the blob shape and form the exterior structure of the skin.

Each of these rings are connected to each other with zip ties to reinforce the overall stability. They hold in place the exterior membrane divided in cut patterns and made of white nylon. Each pattern includes Velcro straps sewed to the perimeters for mounting. The nylon skin incorporates 18 openings (eye-shape holes of 3” wide).


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