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02 MARCH 2013

WW1 Razzle Dazzle ship camouflage

"Most camouflage is based on the idea of concealment and blending in with its surroundings. However another school of thought has argued for making the item in question appear to be a mashup of unrelated components. Naval camoufleurs found this theory particularly appealing. Blending didn't work because ships operated in two different and constantly changing color environments – sea and sky. Any camo that concealed in one environment was usually spectacularly conspicuous in others.

Norman Wilkinson, a British naval officer and painter, suggested a scheme that came to be known as Dazzle or Razzle Dazzle painting. Wilkinson believed that breaking up a ship's silhouette with brightly contrasting geometric designs would make it harder for U–boat captains to determine the ship's course."

(FoundNYC Inc, 4 April 2009)







1917angular shapesappearanceapplication of design • battleship • blend in • blending • blending in • blocks of colourbreaking up • bulk • camo • camouflagecamouflage patterncolourcolour schemeconcealment • conspicuous • constantly changing • dazzle • dazzle painting • dazzle ship painting • dead-end technology • disruption pattern • disruptive colouration • disruptive patterndistortiongeometric designsinterruptioninvisibilitymilitary • naval camouflage • naval camoufleurs • navy • Norman Wilkinson • optical illusionoutlinepainting • Razzle Dazzle • sea • seascape • shapesshipsilhouetteskyspatial ordersurroundings • U-boat • unrelated components • vessel • visual abstractionvisual patternvorticismWorld War IWW1zig-zag


Simon Perkins
15 APRIL 2005

Heterotopia: a boat is a floating piece of space

"If we think, after all, that the boat is a floating piece of space, a place without a place, that exists by itself, that is closed in on itself and at the same time is given over to the infinity of the sea [...] the ship has not only been for our civilisation, from the sixteenth century until the present, the great instrument of economic development [...] but has simultaneously the greatest reserve of the imagination. The ship is the heterotopia par excellence."
(Michel Foucault)

This can of course extend to oil rigs as Justin Beal in his oil + water paper indicates.



boatheterotopiaMichel Foucaultoffshore drilling rig • oil rig • ship
15 APRIL 2005

Freedom Ship: Deed Restricted Community

"Freedom Ship (FS) is essentially a type of deed restricted community. FS is not a sovereign country, nor is it an incorporated city with representative government. The ship itself will be owned by the Freedom Ship Corporation, just as the streets and common areas of many deed restricted communities are owned by the developer. As such, the developer would have final and irrevocable say over all aspects of how the community works, runs, and operates."
(Adam Booksmith, EscapeArtist Inc.)



citycommunity • deed restricted • engineeringethics • Freedom Ship • heterotopiaidealisminnovationmodernismprototypeshipspeculative architecturespeculative engineeringtechno-utopiatechnologyurban planningurbanismusabilityutopia

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