Soft Robotics – Week 6

DARPA Questions: What are you trying to do? Articulate your objectives using absolutely no jargon. I’d like to make a visualization of the numbers of police brutality oriented deaths in North America over the last 50 years by inflating and deflating a set of silicone lungs. This piece is a metaphorical response to the Eric … Continue reading Soft Robotics – Week 6

I Can’t Breathe

This is a project based on a Black Lives Matter dataset that catalogues that number of unjust black deaths by the hand of police over the last ten years. This project is for Soft Robotics and isn’t due for another week and a day so the following image and video are of a prototype. The … Continue reading I Can’t Breathe


I tried to make an octopus/spider based off of this video. I learned that working with silicone is a lot more challenging that I expected. The images I had in my head really translated differently in practice. I’m not sure how to make the stencil method work well. The silicone seems to have flooded some … Continue reading WEEK 4

Meditation #5

I don’t know… I struggled with this assignment. Math is already a challenge for me (though I like to code, I’m a little math-phobic) let alone being “creative” with math. I understand what we looked at in class and enjoyed watching the math videos linked on the assignment page but applying these concepts in an … Continue reading Meditation #5

Soft Robotics Week 2

I’d like to explore the Cape Sundew plant. This plant has hundreds of small articulating extrusions, each with a sticky bulbous tip. When an insect lands on the plant, those little extremities can fold in on the bug, pushing into the stem, covering it in digestive fluids. In addition to this movement, the plant itself … Continue reading Soft Robotics Week 2