Sculpture will serve as learning tool for students to interact with art and coding.
Canadian artist and architect Philip Beesley’s enormous sculpture, “Amatria,” is the centerpiece of the fourth floor atrium of the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. As a work of “sentient art,” the sculpture senses people passing by, and even reacts and interacts with them.
Assembling the massive piece was a team effort. IU students played a part in building, wiring, and coding the many systems controlling how the piece interacts with the environment.
Students will continue to learn from “Amatria” in the future, with opportunities to write code using data from wireless-enabled devices to program the sculpture’s movements.
Learn more and see the sculpture in motion