Square-Wheeled Boat for the People’s Sculpture Race!

June 9, 2015

When I first caught wind that there was going a People's Sculpture Race in Cambridge, writes Kim Bernard, the 2015 Harvard Physics Artist-in-Residence, I proposed the idea, to the Wednesday physics lunch gang, that we put our heads together and come up with a design that we could build together. "Think people+sculpture+wheels" was the pitch.

Kim, with our own Rob Hart, David Morin, and Nils Sorensen, as well as Wolfgang Ruekner and Daniel Rosenberg from Harvard Science Lecture Demonstration Services, built Sis-y-phus, the square-wheeled boat, in the Science Center Fab Lab and raced it at the Cambridge Arts River Festival with the help of many Harvard physics volunteers, big a small.

Kim Bernard's 'Spherical Harmonics' and 'Quantum Revival'

Read Kim's blog for more information about the project and Greg Cook's article in The Artery about the Festival.