This video still is from the work of Steven Trimmer (DANM '16) that will be featured on Friday at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) as part of 3rd Friday: Magic.
UCSC OpenLab will present Merlin’s Cave, an immersive, multistory installation showcasing works with the Digital Arts and New Media Mechatronics project group: Steve Trimmer, Sean Pace, David Harris, and Zach Corse. The installation will activate aspects in the legend of Merlin’s Cave through light, fog, and projections.
This collaborative research group creates interactive art and design projects as part of OpenLab, a collaborative Art + Science research initiative at UCSC. Art+Science based projects developed by the Mechatronic’s project group stem from a systems-based approach for fabricating functional experimental art devices that combine principles of sculpture, kinetics, electronics, motion control, sensors, actuators, motors, and other control devices with Arduino Boards using Max/MSP/Jitter and Processing as the primary programming languages. The fabrication methods include, woodwork, metalwork, moldmaking, and rapid prototyping to build and advance iterations of the mechatronic platform.