Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sign in | Create Account

Windscreen by Meejin Yoon, Associate Professor of Architecture

Wind Screen by Meejin Yoon, Associate Professor of Architecture Location: Green Building (MIT Building 54) Installation: Installed April 2011 http://arts.mit.edu/fast/fast-installations/ Imagine a shimmering curtain of light suspended in the archway below the Green Building: an architectural-scale screen of micro-turbines that simultaneously generates and consumes energy harvested from the wind, translating wind speed into a visual register of this replenishable source of energy. Air currents sweeping across the plaza create kinetic patterns of form and light, illuminating what otherwise would be a largely invisible phenomenon. As the wind blows stronger, and the turbines spin faster, the lights shine more brightly; energy is consumed as soon as it is produced, always balancing the equation.

Comments (0)

It looks like no one has posted a comment yet. You can be the first!

You need to log in, in order to post comments. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up now!

Arts at MIT

Arts at MIT

Category: Arts | Updated 17 days ago

Created
August 02, 2011 17:24
Category
Tags
License
Creative Commons Attribution (What is this?)
Additional Files


Viewed
5340 times

More from Arts at MIT

Meejin Yoon

Meejin Yoon

Added 3 years ago | 00:03:18 | 3381 views

Learning Communities: MAS (Media Arts and Sciences)

Learning Communities: MAS (Media Ar...

Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming (UAAP)

Added almost 6 years ago | 00:07:17 | 17668 views

This video is from a different collection.

 Otto Piene: SKY Event at FAST Light 2011

Otto Piene: SKY Event at FAST Ligh...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:00:35 | 14038 views

Open Rehearsal, Gustavo Dudamel

Open Rehearsal, Gustavo Dudamel

Added almost 4 years ago | 00:26:36 | 16790 views

FAST Highlights - Festival of Art, Science and Technology

FAST Highlights - Festival of Art, ...

Added almost 3 years ago | 00:09:36 | 7543 views

MIT Visiting Artists Program

MIT Visiting Artists Program

Added 6 months ago | 00:09:42 | 371 views