Back in Cambridge, I have a follow-up studio visit with MIT theoretical mathematician and CLE Moore Instructor Enno Lenzmann to discuss collaborating on a sound piece to express the formal voice of the Sculpture flottante based on the sculpture's curves.
Katharine and I meet with MIT Building Engineering and Sustainable Technologies Professor John Ochsendorf in the Architecture Department to review our research on the Rammed Earth Sculpture Garden in Baastad and Harplinge. With Professor Ochsendorf's guidance, Katharine uses the moment equation to assess the stresses on the proposed armature for the sculpture.
We catch Professor Zahn up on our meeting with the mag lev company Crealev in Eindhoven. We agree the next step is to make a prototype of our Floating Sculpture.
MIT Materials Science Professor Michael Rubner advises us on possible plastics and films for our proposed sculpture. He recommends we contact his colleague Eric Baer at Case Western University. At Professor Rubner's suggestion, we also contact 3M.
Meanwhile, Katharine visits again with Charles Marshall, evolutionary biologist at Harvard, to update him on our proposed gallery installation for our Floating Sculpture. And I meet again with Brain and Cognition post-doc Micah Kimo Johnson to continue our conversation on the idea of the copy and the technical challenges of composing a sound score based on the dynamic curves of the Sculpture flottante.
We make plans to meet with MIT philosopher Professor Lee Perlman, who co-taught with physicist Professor Troutman, the spring term course, "A Philosophical History of Energy." We will also meet with Neuroscience Professor Gerald Schneider to discuss animal behavior.
Our Floating Sculpture model is on view with other projects at CAVS at the St Louis Museum for Contemporary Art: http://www.contemporarystl.org/centerforadvancedvisualstudies.php