>200 °C – The autonomous feedback system for Leidenfrost effect

Created by Matthias Grund, Kadir Inan and Wookseob Jeong at the Köln International School of Design, >200 °C is the outcome of the long-term "Self-Moving Materials and Artifacts" project supervised by Prof. Dr. Carolin Höfler and Prof. Andreas Muxel in the area of Design Theory and Research / Interface Design.

The installation is imagined as a closed feedback system that combines computer vision technologies with a poetic perspective of the physical occurrence called Leidenfrost effect – which describes a physical phenomenon in which a liquid, in near contact with a mass significantly hotter than the liquid's boiling point, produces an insulating vapor layer keeping that liquid from boiling rapidly. Due to this 'repulsive force', a droplet hovers over the surface rather than making physical contact with it (→ wikipedia).

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