Troll dolls and stuffed penguins rotating with your movements sounds like a plot for a horror movie, but Professor Daniel Rozin has converted this into reality and now you can view yourself with penguin toys and other various materials – only less creepy!
Explaining the phenomenon in the word of the artist who also works as an Associate Professor in the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, “A lot of (my) pieces use light and shadow in order to create pixels” as he is obsessed with mechanical mirrors.
So all the pieces and items that he uses, including wood, pom-poms, trash (yes, you read that right) contain kinetic sculptor power that helps in moulding the shape into the reflection of the image it sees. So if you are standing in front of the mirror and you do some movement, it also replicates it with stuff toys.
The first mechanical motor made by him consisted of wooden tiles and used 835 motors to rotate the pieces at different angles. But that was 20 years ago. Today, it uses motion and laser sensors to do so and if you don’t believe us, watch it for yourself.