Andrew Friend
2008-10

Shocking

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. Despite the rigorous scientific testing and stringent safety 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 as part of the EPSRC IMPACT! exhibition 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.



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Shocking
Shocking

OTHER PROJECTS
Nuisance Machines



Finger clamp, for initial (tentative) testing
Finger clamp, for initial (tentative) testing
Arm clamp, for discrete testing (as ones confidence increases)
Arm clamp, for discrete testing (as ones confidence increases)
Neck clamp, for high impact, high thrill testing
Neck clamp, for high impact, high thrill testing
Shock test rig
Shock test rig