Death Star Disco

Collaborative, Winter 2014 

Death Star Disco is an exploration into designing the path of motion. These motion paths became orbits for objects that combine the formal geometry of asteroids, in this case Gaspera and Ceres, with the reflective cladding of a disco ball. Beginning with analytical drawings of the objects and the limits of the robots, the movements were later translated to orbital paths. These paths serve as a narrative to compare and contrast the difference in geometry between the two objects. Orbital paths were created based on rotation, elevation, wobble, and reflectivity. The final product is a filmic representation of the paths and relationship between both the objects as well as the robots.


Rotational Path of Ceres


Orbit Paths


Axis of Gaspera


Axis of Ceres