In an ideal world, I’m able to create complex biological forms in rhino, but we’ll see- this project will give me an idea of what’s possible.

insect eye SEM

Some sketches:


Still trying to figure out the best design for the setae such that they actually stimulate the skin  when moved.  A hinge would be cool but difficult.  Also, if there’s time (there’s not), I would like to cast the base of each seta in silicone, to create a nice texture against the face.


In the insect, sensory hairs transduce mechanical motion into electrical signals, which are relayed to their tiny brains.

..even fruit flies have brains: