Mauro’s Pianos


In early February, artist Mauro Ffortissimo brought a grand piano to the beach in Half Moon Bay and for two weeks he played at sunset to growing crowds. The project was called Sunset Piano. When the piano had to be removed, he destroyed it ceremoniously in flames. Here are its charred remains.

Shaping Light: folding lasercut screens


Shaping Light investigates how surface slit and fold patterns can transform sheet materials into adjustable sun-shading screens using a laser cutter. You'll see how the core aspects of digital/physical design processes (digital sketching, lighting simulation, digital fabrication) unite to transform a 2D sheet into a compelling 3D light modulator.