Soft-rockers-Sheila Kennedy
Sheila Kennedy. Soft Rocker. 2011

” … a set of solar-powered lounge chairs called SOFT Rockers. These curved, solar-panel-covered seats rotate on an axis to keep them facing the sun, generating additional energy from the rocking motion created when people climb inside. All that harvested electricity can be used to recharge gadgets plugged into the three USB ports and to illuminate a light strip on the inside of the loop.”

During MIT's 150th anniversary celebrations, new art and design projects are scattered over the campus. May 7-8th were devoted to FAST – Festival of Arts Science and Technology.

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