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This week I worked with engineer Ben Bridgens to test the responsiveness of the panels we created. When moisture was applied, the veneer panels which are laminated to fibreglass, could be seen to slowly move and curl. As they dried out, the panels returned to their original flat profile. When immersed in water the movement was more dramatic. We recorded this using timelapse photography. We found that the veneer applied to PETG was unresponsive under the same moist conditions. The fibre glass/veneer panels were scored using a scalpel. The movement of these pieces shows potential to create light filtering screens that respond to weather conditions.