The Holiday Season in New York City
NYC’s cultural institutions offer top-quality programming and exhibits around this time of year. Navigating the overwhelming options can be, well, overwhelming. With seven kids under the age of ten and one more on the way in ourÂ New Project family, we have some experience finding the best options for meaningful and exciting family time in the city.
If you’ve been following us online for the past month, you’re likely familiar with our latest project at the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) in NYC, an exhibit titled Robot Swarm. The response has been glowing from visitors of all ages! The museum is open to the public seven days a week from 10am to 5pm, so there’s no excuse to miss it. You’ll find yourself just as immersed and fascinated as your kids, trust us, we always end up tied up in the Enigma Cafe.
Make sure you check out the other exhibits we’ve built for the museum, including the Logo Generator, Formula Morph, Harmony of Spheres, Motionscape, and Sixth Sense while you are there. Kudos go out to our friends and collaborators at MOEY, a Brooklyn based interactive design company we worked in conjunction with on these pieces.
“Manipulate mathematical symbols symmetrically to create a unique MoMath-style logo” –MoMath
Logo Generator allows the visitors to create their own MoMath logo.
Here is the Logo Generator in our Brooklyn metal shop before all of the wires, sensors, and electronics were installed.
Check out the custom made joystick for the exhibit we built in our shop. (Photo courtesy of MOEY)
“Bring formulas to life by exploring the multitude of unusual three-dimensional surfaces they can create” –MoMath
Formula Morph is one of our favorite interactives we have made for the museum.
Brett Kahler, Dennis Potami, Emily Conrad and Joey Stein discuss how the electronics will run through the metal structure.
Looking at the guts of Formula Morph.
In case your curious, here is the mathematical formula for a heart.
“Create a harmonic soundscape using this interactive musical sculpture, which takes its shape from the symmetries of the 12-tone musical scale” –MoMath
Working on the prototype.
Copper baskets were soldered for the inside of each sphere, to create an electrical field for sensing a hand’s touch.
Willen Teofilo assembles the armature on the jig.
The finished project is a centerpiece at MoMath.
“Explore the relationship between position, velocity, and acceleration with a full-body movement experience.” –MoMath
Motionscape tracking Ella Barth’s position, velocity, and acceleration.
“Choose six numbers and see how the machine predicted what their sum would be before the first number was even chosen” –MoMath
The brass shell pieces before they are assembled.
James Marsella wiring up the Nixie Tubes.
Our entire team here at New Project wishes you and your families a happy holiday season and a beautiful New Year!
Thank you for your support and see you in 2015!
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