Thermophores (Graduation project) • Awarded ST.Joost price for best graduation project.
The Thermophore is an artificial organism developed by van Cromvoirt for his graduation project. Tim wanted to create an organism that looked real and was alive. Alive? Everything that we call alive is made up of thousands of complex chemical processes functioning as one whole; an organism. Tim questioned; Is it possible to control or use at least 1 chemical process to suggest that something is alive? The Thermophore is an artificial ‘plant-like’ organism that changes its color when reacting to warmth. By absorbing heat, the Thermophore feeds itself with energy, a beautiful visual process is put in motion that causes this organism to change color. When absorbed enough energy, the Thermophore slowly cools down returning to it’s original color. Tim won the prestigious ST.Joost medal for his graduation project. This medal is awarded each year to only one student for the very best graduation project.