The Barn-Raising of the
Spaghetti Code Sculpture
This 2-meter diameter sculpture was assembled from
180 aluminum parts by a large group of Stony Brook students, faculty,
and staff, working with me on December 10, 2004. It is now
hanging in the Computer Science Building lobby. To understand the plan
for its assembly, read the sculpture
. For pictures of the assembly event, see
Thank you to everyone who came and helped assemble it!
We first made triangular units in the air, using tabs and slots in the
laser-cut aluminum parts.
The triangles were expanded into nine-piece units.
Suspnded at ground level, twenty of these modules fit together like an
After interweaving, everything locks in place with stainless steel
Over 200 people participated during the afternoon...
...including Stony Brook students, faculty, and staff.
I had brought the
half-scale wooden model to illustrate.
Dan came with a lift so we could hoist it up
and he chained it in place.
Below is a view looking up at it from the floor.
You can come see it at the computer
If you are a student who likes this sort of thing,
consider this new course,
Science and Sculpture
which I will be giving for
the first time in the spring of 2005.