SEED[pop!]

SEED[pop!]
Making popcorn at the Solar Decathlon, Washington D.C.
SEED[pop!]
The guts of SEED[pop!]
SEED[pop!]
Seed[pop!] and the Washington Monument, Washington D.C.
SEED[pop!]
Refilling the popper.
SEED[pop!]
Offering a high level of enjoyment.
SEED[pop!]
Introducing the concept to Solar Decathlon visitors.
SEED[pop!]
Sun focused on the popping component.
SEED[pop!]
The funnel aesthetics.
  • In →
  • Interactive,
  • Outdoor,
  • Steel

Seed [pop!] is an interactive sculpture that uses sunlight to make popcorn atop a 10-foot tower. The popper is heated using three vacuum-controlled, four-foot diameter circular reflectors fabricated from aluminized mylar. It was commissioned for the 2010 Solar Decathlon.




Status:
completed, 2009

Dimensions:
10' x 10' x 12'

Materials:
aluminized mylar, steel, vacuum pumps, popcorn, photovoltaic panel, solar powered motor

Location:
Washington, DC

Commissioning Agency:
Tucson Pima Arts Council, AZ RISE

Artist:
Joe O'Connell and Blessing Hancock