Tentacles Shape Memory Alloy Art

This video is of an interactive sculpture of a sea anemone.  The work is made from shape memory alloys and interacts using synchronized light, sound, and motion with the observer.  There 55 silicone tubes with embedded shape memory alloy actuators to create the movement.  The video is from Nakayasu’s Kinetic Art at http://vimeo.com/16378817 and may also be seen at http://goldcrest-alloy.blogspot.com/2011/03/tentacles-akira-nakayasus-kinetic-art.html.

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