Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Tropism Well

The Tropism Well uses natural laws of physics to function. Once it has seen you, the gentle bowing motion is created simply by moving water up and down the stem. The simple gestural connection that's created offers a stimulating and symbolic moment.

Vimeo link

The Tropism Well website.

(via Everlasting Blort)

3 comment(s):

Anonymous said...


Could you please explain what the simple laws of physics regarding this are? Your blog entry states "once it has seen you", etc...does this thing have eyes or some sort of sensor?
I went to the website, but no answers there either.
But then again, maybe I expect too much...but then again, this is bogus.


Gerard said...

Tropism is a biology term that refers to the movement of an object in response to an external stimulant.

The Well uses a sensor to detect when users are standing in front, then as water flows up its long neck the weight slowly draws the transparent pitcher down.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that makes sense.