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Journal for Geometry and Graphics 15 (2011), No. 2, 203--212
Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2011

The Construction of a Rideable Geometric Object Based on a Conical Form: Regarding "Space Walk on the Earth" with Ellipsoidal Rolling Plane

Toshio Muramatsu
University of Yamanashi, 4-4-37, Takeda, Kofu, Yamanashi 400-8510, Japan

Under the theme "art object rolling smoothly on the floor" the author has thus far created large moving objects using stainless steel pipes from a sculptural perspective. Thus a series of objects has been designed wherein a participatory audience can feel the movement and changes in forms by directly touching the objects with their hands and using their bodies. In this study, the author has constructed a hands-on solid geometric object with an ellipsoidal rolling plane based on conical form. This art form is one that people can sit on, balance, and roll on the ground by providing the driving power to roll it.

Keywords: Formative theory, form composition, kinetic art.

MSC: 00A66; 51N05

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