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“lapillus bug” [2014]

KONO Michinari + HOSHI Takayuki + KAKEHI Yasuaki

“lapillus bug”


lapillus bug is an atomic creature that hovers over a table. An inorganic particle is trapped in mid-air by ultrasonic sound waves. This bug, which resembles a fruit fly, flies about quivering. The bug displays various types of behavior, reacting to objects placed on the plate. This work aims to extract and express creature-like behavior from inanimate objects by using external force. Computer-controlled movements and accidental movements caused by the physical matter express creature-like behav- ior. Emerging technologies help to visually recognize and represent the hidden and involved spiritual features of matter.



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