The Murinsel (German, literally Mur island) in Graz, Austria, is actually not an island at all, but an artificial floating platform in the middle of the Mur river. This landmark of Graz was designed by New York artist Vito Acconci on the occasion of Graz becoming the 2003 European Capital of Culture.
Mistake #8. Turn classes into PowerPoint shows.
It has become common for instructors to put their lecture notes into PowerPoint and to spend their class time mainly droning through the slides. Classes like that are generally a waste of time for everyone.
Google Sketchup uses plugins to enhance the software. I downloaded and tried one called Keyframe Animation. I am just using the free trial version (same as the paid version) and I may spring $19 bucks for the license.
Here is the final result.
Sooo, I made a quick tutorial to help me remember how to use it. My little rotating bridge is near the end if you want to skip the first part….it looks like you have to watch it full screen at 720p to see anything….
Has this been done? (This is a quick sketch that I made so I don’t forget the concept.)
Moving bridges and Art have been on my brain and I thought this would be fun. You could have levers on the platform that you pull and then you rotate to the other side or stop midway to let small boats by….maybe powered by the current.
I suppose you would need a locking gate of some kind to prevent “mishaps”. I think I need to put some more engineering into this but you get the idea.
I made a quick video of my bridge concept and yes it is still not safe. I added some more rails but I still have openings, so you could fall in the river…
So I thought I could add some stationary rails. Then I worried people may get stuck on them….I will figure it out.
I also thought this bridge would be perfect if you had multiple entrances and exits. Sort of a roundabout for pedestrians. Or in a park with a center sculpture and the bridge spins to multiple pathways.
Then I wondered what these two people were fighting about?