Stair Tower is an exhibit incorporated into a stairwell that features spinning bicycle wheel animations. As visitors to the museum head up and down the stairs, the wheels are activated by a motion sensor. Lights along the inner part of the bicycle wheel display moving animations within the wheel frame as it spins. Each wheel is activated separately and will only turn on once passed.
At the bottom of the stairs, there is a separate wheel that spins by the crank of a handwheel. As visitors spin the wheel the lights create an animation that is changeable using a nearby touchscreen. This separation allows visitors to play with the spinning wheels without disrupting the actions other visitors are creating by traveling up and down the stairs.
Motion, Interaction, Light
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Santa Barbara, CA