Urban Coral: Poliphilo’s World

About This Project

The Urban Coral is a participatory artwork exploring form, design and interaction through crafts and technology. A playful installation made of straws, wire, paper, plastic, and hand-crafted electronics, the Urban Coral uses the tetrahedron as a starting point and grows through geometrical sprawl as an organism inside the ‘urban ocean’.

In this version of the Urban Coral, we embedded electronics, capacitive sensors, LED lights and playback sounds to invite visitors into Poliphilo’s world (see the book Hypnerotomachia Poliphili). By touching parts of the installation that is shaped like a gate, visitors are need to find the right combination of touches in order to cross the “Gate of Love”.

Installation, Interactive, Learning