Zoe Ryan on Hyperlinks at AIC
>Greg Lynn is very interested in the boundaries of materials in furniture or products and exploring their potential in architectural environments. He developed hammock structures made from sail cloth, which is a very advanced material that's very strong; it can carry up to 800 pounds but is only two pounds itself and you can crumple it up and stick it in your pocket.Simon Heijdens, a Dutch designer, looked at how you can animate static and architectural spaces. He's interested in breaking boundaries between inside and outside spaces, creating climatic conditions inside architecture. He's patented a new technology that's a plastic film applied to a window that has LEDs trapped inside and a current running through it. When the wind passes over, it activates this beautiful installation and flickering lights go across the building. The more wind, the more dramatic it becomes. It's very much inspired by Chicago and the Windy City and since we have windows in one of our galleries, it makes for a very special situation.What's your favorite piece in the exhibition?When you're working so hard on a show like this, you fall in love with all the projects, become obsessed with all of them. There's one project I really hope goes to market. It's the LightLane by Evan Gant and Alex Tee. It's genius, absolutely genius. It's a piece you stick on the back of your bike that produces digital rays to cast your own bike lane. Everybody needs a bike lane and this lets you creates your own when there's not one there.