Bruce Shapiro has transformed the tools that create sculpture into the sculpture itself, using CNC machines to produce tables that trace beautiful patterns in thin layers of sand. Shapiro named this kinetic art project Sisyphus, an appropriate title as the metal balls that move through each table’s sand seems to be forever rolling and creating patterns, much like the Greek myth. Click here.
You can view Shaprio’s other artworks, including his projects that utilize computerized motion control, on his website.
A neat example of how to take a complex problem and break it down into an interactive visual. Not only does it educate but it makes the process of learning about how a camera works interesting as one can explore each individual component and see how to affects the entire picture.