Computer Controlled Mirror
- In →
- CHILDREN'S MUSEUM,
- SCIENCE CENTER
Computer Controlled Mirror is a flexible mirror attached to 15 computer-controlled motors. Visitors can choose from programs like “tall and short,” “wiggle foot,” “belly dance,” and “suddenly studious” at the kiosk located in front of the mirror.
They can freeze and hold the mirror still at any point to figure out how it creates its effects by a combination of convex and concave surfaces. Different parts of the mirror move at different speeds. This motion creates a greater effect than the sum of the stationary positions the mirror can assume.
The exhibit is a great ice breaker when located at the entrance to an exhibition space or museum. Visitors laugh with others and at themselves, making them far more apt to take chances, interact with others, and experiment during their museum stay.