This amazing kinetic sculpture was made by Art+Com for the BMW Museum. More than 700 metal balls hanging on wires are controlled by a computer to generate surfaces... in this case classic BMW cars. (via)
The original 1973 building was designed by the Viennese architect Karl Schwanzer and nicknamed “the bowl”. It has been expanded to five times its original size. Media installations literally set the museum’s seven themed buildings, 25 exhibition rooms and 125 exhibits in motion. Highlights include the “Mediatecture”, a 700-square-metre glass facade used as a media screen around “BMW Square” and the “Kinetic Sculpture” in the House of Design. The mechatronic installation, made up of 714 metal balls, is a spatial translation of a design process. Seemingly weightless and guided solely by the power of the mind, the sculpture moves through a cycle of free abstractions and typical BMW vehicle forms.