>200 °C is the product of the long-term project „Self-Moving Materials and Artifacts“ supervised by Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler and Prof. Andreas Muxel in the area of Design theory and research and Interface Design at Köln International School of Design.
>200 °C is a closed feedback system, which combines modern technique with a poetic perspective of the physical effect: Leidenfrost.
A camera tracks the movements of the drops. While the surface is hotter than 200 degrees the water hovers over the surface. Each valve is assigned to a field in the 3x3 grid that splits the plate into zones. If the zone hits a certain level of activity, the assigned valve drops another drop. The tracking provides the opportunity to let the drops create an autonomous system. Thus the interaction with the valves results in more drops that are also interacting with them as well as directly with other drops.
The outcome is a chaotic and self-directing system that visualizes the physical movement in an imaginative and aesthetic way.