LBSkeleton (Listening Bio-Skeleton) is a robotic musical instrument, creating an alternative ambient display from a blend of pneumatic sound and magnificent shadows, and showing an emotional communication between audience and the kinetic sculpture in a soothing way. The sculpture is made of dense replicated foldable space truss studying the configuration of origami magic balls and mechanical techniques, to design a transformable body. This project explores a mutual interaction that happens between “the piper and the snake” ― LBSkeleton detects the presence of one or more persons in the space and reacts through a change of shape, sound, light, and gracefully enables the audience to immerse and control a harmonious and augmented musical environment through the body movement.
Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang is an artist, designer and researcher. He is interested in the use of interactive media within kinetic sculpture and architectural space. He was selected to participate in SIGGRAPH Biologic Juried Art Gallery, Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space, recipient of the K. T. Creativity Award an Gold Award in Interactive Technology Art, and received a Nomination for The 3rd Digital Art Award Taipei in Interactive Installation. His works have been published in a number of conferences, journals, and magazines including SIGGRAPH (ACM), Leonardo/ISAST (MIT Press), Ubiquitous, Autonomic and Trusted Computing (IEEE Press), CAADFutures (Springer), Taiwan Reviews, RealTime Art, DeSForM, ASCAAD, etc. Scottie received a B.S. (architectural design) from National Taipei University of Technology; a M.S. (digital architecture) from National Chio-Tung University; a PhD. (computer-aided design) from National Taiwan University of Science and Technology.