See more objects with the tag , magnified, atomic, organic shapes, simulation.

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2019

Choreography of Life, 2019

It was designed by Charles Reilly and Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. It is dated 2019. Its medium is video.

An essential component of life, adenosine triphosphate (ATP) is used to move energy within cells. This film depicts the enzyme ATP synthase harvesting metabolic energy stored within the bonds of ATP. The film presents a biological narrative where each atom attracts and repels its neighbors, develops relationships and communities, and ultimately reveals the full mechanical motion of ATP synthase. Here we see approximately 500,000 atoms, moving at a rate of femtoseconds (1 millionth of 1 billionth of a second).

It is credited Courtesy of Charles Reilly.

  • Pleated Fan
  • silk bobbin lace leaf backed with silk, celluloid sticks.
  • Bequest of Miss Adele Kneeland through Mrs. Philip Ainsworth Means.
  • 1939-64-3

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318798827/ |title=Choreography of Life, 2019 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=19 June 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>