Shocking

f1. photos by Sarah Mei Herman.
    • f2. Impact! exhibition installation
    • f3. RCA show 2 - 2010

    2010

    If you could safely experience high impact shock, would you?

    Development of new nano-composites opens up new realms of experiential possibilities, pushing both physical and psychological limits.

    However, despite the rigourous scientific testing and stringient saftey precautions how much faith would you put in this technology, where do the boundaries between thrill, fear and science lye?

    Our devices allow individuals the chance to test these limits for themselves, capitalising on these new, fantastic material qualities.

    Commissioned by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the project is the result of a collaboration between designers Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotonianina, and reserachers at Nottingham University, exploring new shock absorbing nano composites.

  • created in collaboration with Andrew Friend, Pr. Yanqiu Zhu and Pr. Arthur Jones from Nottingham University.
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    comissioned by the EPSRC
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