Interactive kinetic sculpture
Linear Motion is the largest interactive, kinetic sculpture in the world. Based on a row of 18 computer-controlled pendulums, the sculpture can place 9,000 lbs of steel into a 20' high wave over 80' long for 6 minutes, using only a 2 second burst of electricity.
McWane Science Center needed a makeover for their building's exterior. The Center housed incredible experiences to learn about science inside, but outside it failed to communicate that same sense of wonder. Linear Motion was created to invite public interaction. With the aid of sensors in the pavement and computer controls, visitors can set the sculpture into motion.
Linear Motion is also designed as an open canvas for future creativity. The panels can be reprogramed for unique sequences and events. This flexibility gives the Center the ability to inspire and engage visitors for years to come.