Explore makers, exhibitors and projects coming to Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition

Mattia Casalegno
The GrassRoller is a mechanical device in which a roll of grass moves over the participant’s body. The machine consists of an horizontal platform, an aluminium structure and a 6 feet wooden roller covered with a layer of lawn activated by an hand-crank activated mechanism. The participant lies on the aluminum bench and upon pushing a lever, waits for the roller to slide upon his body. The uncanny experience lasts for about 3 seconds. This Rube Goldberg machine-like contraption plays with irony on the ambiguous relationship between human and his environment: a contraption whose only purpose is to evenly, relentlessly roll green turf over your body. This contraption, so predominant and grand in its scale, evokes fear and a potential of bliss that resemble the legacy of the bachelor machines: from Kafka’s “In The Penal Colony”, via Raymond Roussel, and Duchamp to Tinguely.
  A14 (pav. 3) - Mattia Casalegno

Medaarch - Mediterranean FabLab (coordinator: Amleto Picerno Ceraso, Gianpiero Picerno Ceraso. Structural engineer: Gianpiero Picerno Ceraso, Amedeo Di Marco. Design team: Giuseppe Luciano, Matteo Saturnino, Agostino Granato, Olga Vlagouli Thomas Duff Ban
know-house approach wants to merge the global digital fabrication knowledge to the specific issues of a local context, to find an architectural precise solution …
  P55 - Octagon. Typhoon resistant Know-House
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