Plastic island

This afternoon, deputy chair of the  MFA Fine Arts  department Mark Ramos used the Visible Futures Lab's vacuum former to create shells for a digitally integrated artwork to be displayed at SVA MFA Fine Arts' residency on Governor's Island -- opening next week!

This afternoon, deputy chair of the MFA Fine Arts department Mark Ramos used the Visible Futures Lab's vacuum former to create shells for a digitally integrated artwork to be displayed at SVA MFA Fine Arts' residency on Governor's Island -- opening next week!

Having previously fabricated a form using CAD software and the Lab's CNC router, Mark created his shell through practicing timing and rhythm for heating the plastic, raising the form into the medium, and allowing it to wrap fully around the form.

Having previously fabricated a form using CAD software and the Lab's CNC router, Mark created his shell through practicing timing and rhythm for heating the plastic, raising the form into the medium, and allowing it to wrap fully around the form.

The shell he created will be combined with another 3D printed form, currently in progress, and will ultimately house a Raspberry Pi microcomputer with WiFi capabilities, allowing viewers to interact directly with his piece using their mobile phones. 

The shell he created will be combined with another 3D printed form, currently in progress, and will ultimately house a Raspberry Pi microcomputer with WiFi capabilities, allowing viewers to interact directly with his piece using their mobile phones.