I wish there was more information about the artwork by Derk Wolmuth. I really like the way technology and nature are both incorporated into this piece.
A kinetic hat rack was conceived in conjunction with research into a mood reading/recording hat. Several servos, a geared motor, and a Querk microprocessor contort a branch in various degrees. Mental strain of everyday existence is suggested by the vagaries of deformation.
A little more about the Robotic Branch