The hold is an interactive piece that I created as part of a master's degree graduation project.
The idea is to allow two robotic arms to play "Cat's Cradle" at the same time, allowing them to experiment with various pattern possibilities in order to fit in with other cultures.
Cat's cradle is a game in which participants use their fingers to create various string figures, either individually or by passing a loop of string back and forth between two or more players. Though the first documented mention is in Abraham Tucker's The light of nature pursued in 1768, the real origin of the word is questioned.
The string type, the individual figures, their arrangement, and the figures' names all differ. Indigenous communities all across the world, including Africa, Eastern Asia, the Pacific Islands, Australia, the Americas, and the Arctic, have their own variations of this game.