The Department of Digital + Media
Rhode Island School of Design

Lili Maya ’05 – The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

April 16, 2018 - October 1, 2018
April 16, 2018
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Class of 2005 Alumnus Lili Maya and her creative partner, James Rouvelle, have a new installation open at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum exhibition The Senses: Design Beyond Vision.

Find out more about Lili’s installation here:


The individual glass pieces were made at a residency at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma and a residency at Pilchuck Glass School.

In addition to kinetic and sonic qualities produced by electromagnetism, this new installation includes a haptic section where visitors can touch the glass and feel resonant frequencies pulsing through specific objects.

Inspired by the translucence of glass, our work embodies invisible forces indexed in the shapes, behaviors and sensual qualities of each object. Electromagnetism and code influence the movements of round neodymium magnets inside some of the pieces. The resulting sounds reveal unique acoustic properties.