From moving Sculpture to Bionic Robots - Art, Design, and Science by Mario Wingert

Welcome at the Human Robotx Design Studio. Take a look into the future: art, design, science, and technology have been melting to a new symbiosis.

Computer-controlled generative manufacturing technologies are changing the kind of production in a revolutionary way. As an artist and designer I have been exploring these possibilities since 1994. Instead of carving out a sculpture of full materials (clay, wood, stone) as sculptors do since thousands of years, something new is emerging: fractal geometric structures with high complexity, realized in a generative way with high-tech.

My sculpture consist of two-dimensional planes which penetrate each other orthogonally in different directions, forming holistic, complex integrated spatial structures. Such structures don't have an inside or outside anymore, only surfaces, which are ever in contact with the environment. Moveable plates-joints then guides to the vision of moving sculpture, which literally could step down from the pedestal. And this approach leads directly to humanoid robotics, in which artistic, scientific, and engineering disciplines will be united in a new bionic technology.

That structural-geometric concept was also inspired by structure generating processes in Nature, which have to be based on simple and recognizeable principles. This is my credo: Complexity follows simple principles. To discover, explore, and understand these principles, to express them in my art, and to master them also by new technologies, is the goal of my design and research program.

Another aim of my work was and is to interprete modern physics - the foundation of all of our understanding of Nature and reality - free of contradictions, and therefore really comprehensible. The most physicists have been thinking that this is impossible on principle, an unsolvable scientific problem. My most important insight in this context, which indeed could revolutionize our scientific worldview, is the discovery of holistic division and fusion processes in the key experiments of quantum physics. These are non-mechanical structure generating division processes just like cell division and branching in biology (!), which now also characterize the non-mechanical constitution of matter and fields in physics. The new physical principle of field branching and local reunification is valid also for single light quanta, electrons, or atoms. Thus these experiments (double-slit, partial reflection, and polarization) falsify the 2500 years old atomos hypothesis, and all particle models - loud and clear. This demands an all-round scientific paradigm change in physics, which is based until today on atomistic particle assumptions, even if field-like thought - and in all science.

This is not so dramatic as it seems at the first glance: The failed atomos paradigm (atomos - the indivisible) can be replaced without problems by cell division and branching processes of fields, molecules, gases, and fluids, what guides us directly to a molecular physics without atoms. This means that the molecule hypothesis of Avogadro, the empirical evidences of chemistry, especially of chemical reactions, and the periodic table of elements remain valid furthermore. Hence we can explain Nature also without the atom and elementary particle hypothesis, and without to lose the wheel grip - the contact to the reality - like some physicists. The new Nature principle of holistic division and branching resolves the interpretation problem of quantum physics and the measurement problem, enables a new understanding of the true constitution of the reality, and unites physics, chemistry, and biology on a common physical foundation. This could be the Kickstart of a new scientific revolution.