Cory’s Yellow Chair
When is now? I constructed this machine when, in my mind’s eye I saw my son’s little yellow chair explode with infinite speed, travel to the far reaches of the universe and slowly come to complete stillness. Then, beginning to collapse slowly at first, they reached infinite speed at the moment of becoming a complete chair again. They stopped instantaneously, for just a fleeting moment, and then exploded!
This physical manifestation, constructed of a variety of very down-to-earth materials, is an attempt to capture the essence of this vision. The chair is about 4 1/2″ tall and is constructed of very light materials. The driving motor and some mechanism is hidden behind the backboard. All 6 arms are driven from one sprocket top and center.
This machine lives now at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA for anyone wishing to see it.