Summer 2014. Hoberman premieres a new sculptural concept in the “Hoberman Morph” at the Liberty Science Center’s “Beyond Rubik’s Cube” exhibit. A collaboration between Google and Liberty Science Center, the exhibit celebrates the iconic toy’s 40th anniversary. It is the first ever museum exhibition about the Rubik’s Cube, and includes over 7,000 square feet of games, puzzles, history, art and engineering that honor the Cube’s massive influence on design, science, and popular culture.
As a playful homage to Erno Rubik, the Hoberman Morph changes shape from a cube into a sphere. As the sculptural elements synchronously rotate, they align with first a cubic surface then with a spherical surface, thereby creating the smooth transformation from cube to sphere.
The sculpture represents a new exploration of transformable design principles in which geometrical shapes transform into other shapes. The exhibit commission was particularly exciting for Hoberman, as the Liberty Science Center is home to the oldest and one of the largest Hoberman Sphere installations, which recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary.
The show is on view through November 2014. To go to the exhibition website, click here: http://brc.lsc.org/