Bye Bye Buddy (B.B.B.)
by Adam Sheppard and Jacqueline Gordon
Bye Bye Buddy is a piece designed for a vibrating membrane and a resonant space. By attaching a circular array of tactile transducers to the rear facing surface of a fiberglass satellite dish we have successfully given life to a once discarded object. The dish was found at the art studio spaces on the campus of Stanford University and is roughly 3~4 m in diameter. The transducers were affixed to the dish by coupling them to custom made steel plates that mount to multiple layers of fiberglass and epoxy. It is presently installed in the old carriage house of the Knoll.