Building the Cryobook Archives display unit

It’s been more than a year since my last post. Hard to believe so much time has gone by. I’ve been working on developing a portable -80 cryogenic freezer unit to display the Cryobook Archives–and it has taken more time than expected. This summer I began a conversation with David St. Onge, an engineer and member of NXI Gestatio.  He agreed to take on the engineering aspect of this project and has since overseen the development of a feasibility report for the freezer display unit.  Jean-Michel Dussault and Benoit Allen, both at the University of Laval, have worked  on formulating the calculations and researching materials needed for developing various prototypes. (They also took the video posted above).

The inspiration for getting the freezer unit done soon is due to the fact that the Cryobook Archives will be featured in the exhibition curated by SymbioticA at the ScienceGallery January 28-February, 2011. We dont have much time to complete the unit and test it before I have to pack it in my suitcase and take it with me to Dublin. More to come.

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