Folksonomy | Architectural Conjecture is a structured repository of digital culture and creative practice. en-au Creative Commons License: (cc), Simon Perkins Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:04:54 +1000 Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:04:54 +1000 Constellations 2.0 60 Lunar Economic Zone a speculative architecture student project Lunar Economic Zone by Zhan Wang Part 2 Project 2014 Architectural Association London UK The 2028 Mid August Day Lunar Mineral Parade is a speculative event which takes place in the newly formed Lunar Economic Zone an administrative agglomeration of Shenzhen and the Moon on August 15 2028 Coordinated by Zhan Wang the event is designed to be seen by the mechanical eyes of the world s media and is an external projection of pomp and ceremony showcasing an emerging resource rich technology advance superpower As the media frenzy descends on the city the world is invited to the grand parade that marks the first consignment of lunar minerals touching down on earth The parade route takes spectators along the main axis of city from the 10000 meter tall space elevator to the mega ships of the world s largest mineral port As the world s largest rare earth producer China currently controls 90 of the mineral market Their recent limits places upon mineral exports has artificially driven rare earth prices to unprecedented levels Western nations are scrambling to find their own mineral deposits to counter the Chinese monopoly Between documentary and fiction between propaganda and news the Lunar Economic Zone plays on our fears of a localised resource economy Thu, 09 Jun 2016 11:04:54 +1000 Lucea kinetic sculpture by artist Anthony Howe Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:48:56 +1000 Soundweaving playing traditional Hungarian folk embroidery At the core of the Soundweaving project is the traditional cross ndash stitching pattern used in Hungarian folk embroidery transformed into sound by a punch card comb music player The cross ndash stitch pattern of holes on the tape in the musical box were punched by the creator Zsanett Szirmay In this case the punched tape acts as the score Embroidered shirts and pillows from the Transylvanian Bukovina and from Kalotaszeg and Hungary served as a basis for the patterns As part of the transformation embroidery patterns turned into laser cut textile pieces and cross ndash stitched patterns into melodies Soundweaving equally stimulates all senses and calls for interaction The project uses multiple media and communicates on diverse planes combining the borderlands of folk art design and music It belongs to the analogue and digital realms at the same time as the handmade embroidery is translated into laser cut patterns At the same time the visual world is presented in audio or rather the graphic aspect of music gets a role in developing the tunes B aacute lint T aacute rk aacute ny ndash Kov aacute cs folk musician and composer was instrumental in the audio mapping and developing the tunes Rita M aacute ria Halasi Moholy ndash Nagy M amp 369 v eacute szeti Egyetem 2014 Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:09:31 +1000 Mechnical sound works from commonplace industrial objects The sound sculptures and installations of Zimoun are graceful mechanized works of playful poetry their structural simplicity opens like an industrial bloom to reveal a complex and intricate series of relationships an ongoing interplay between the artificial and the organic It s an artistic research of simple and elegant systems to generate and study complex behaviors in sound and motion Zimoun creates sound pieces from basic components often using multiples of the same prepared mechanical elements to examine the creation and degeneration of patterns Statements about Zimoun Tim Beck http www zimoun net about html Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:04:18 +1000 Jean Tinguely Art Machines and Motion Jean Tinguely exhibited in a show titled Art Machines and Motion at the Kaplan Gallery London in November 1959 In conjunction with that exhibition Tinguely held a conference and performance at the Institute of Contemporary Art on November 16 titled Static Static Static Be Static During the event 1 5 km of paper drawn by two cyclists on his meta ndash matic bicycle were spread through the audience while Tinguely read his theory of movement and machines simultaneously heard on radio in Paris Rosemary O Neill p 159 Rosemary O Neill 2011 Total Art and Fluxus in Nice Art and Visual Culture on the French Riviera 1956 ndash 1971 The Ecole De Nice Ashgate Publishing Limited Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:37:45 +1000 Organ of Corti 2010-11 an experimental acoustical intervention Organ of Corti is an experimental instrument that recycles noise from the environment It does not make any sound of its own but rather it attempts to draw our attention to the sounds already present by framing them in a new way Named after the organ of hearing in the inner ear it uses the acoustic technology of sonic crystals to accentuate and attenuate frequencies within the broad range of sound present in road traffic or falling water By recycling surplus sounds from our environment we hope to challenge expectations of what might constitute a piece of music by adding nothing to the existing soundscape but rather offering new ways of listening to what is already there This instrument is a device that for us rematerializes our experience of sound inviting us to listen to ourselves listen Frances Crow and David Prior Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:44:23 +1000 Theo Jansen s Strandbeest Evolution Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:32:20 +1000 Goldsmiths Department of Art MA Computational Aesthetics Mon, 09 Dec 2013 17:56:30 +1000 Motive Architecture spaces which engage social interaction Architecture traditionally has been considered the spatial backdrop to social interaction But increasingly architects enabled by computational technologies are creating spaces that can engage actively within these social interactions My research focuses on the non verbal aspects of human computer interaction embedding kinetic behaviours into physical objects While increasing numbers of designers are using robotic systems to build novel performative objects and spaces there is little discourse in design on what forms of motion are most engaging and why I am exploring how and when we percieve animism and causality in moving objects as I hypothesise that the most salient of motions are those which give a subjective impression that something is alive My research examines the minimal amount of motion required to elicit immediate and seemingly irresistible interpretations of life gaining inspiration from the perceptual research of Michotte 1946 Heider and Simmel 1944 and Tremoulet and Feldmann 2006 A test rig for suspending and animating simple geometric figures has been developed to test methods of eliciting anima Computer vision systems have been developed in parallel to observe human levels of engagement and to explore novel forms of exchange between architecture and inhabitant Ruairi Glynn Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:37:49 +1000 How calculus is changing architecture So working with Bentley and MicroStation we ve written a custom piece of software that networks all of the components together into these chunks of information so that if we change any element along the length of the building not only does that change distribute through each one of the trusses but each one of the trusses then distributes that information down the length of the entire facade of the building So it s a single calculation for every single component of the building that we re adding onto So it s tens of millions of calculations just to design one connection between a piece of structural steel and another piece of structural steel But what it gives us is a harmonic and synthesized relationship of all these components one to another This idea has kind of brought me into doing some product design and it s because design firms that have connections to architects like I m working with Vitra which is a furniture company and Alessi which is a houseware company They saw this actually solving a problem this ability to differentiate components but keep them synthetic So not to pick on BMW or to celebrate them but take BMW as an example They have to in 2005 have a distinct identity for all their models of cars So the 300 series or whatever their newest car is the 100 series that s coming out has to look like the 700 series at the other end of their product line so they need a distinct coherent identity which is BMW At the same time there s a person paying 30 000 dollars for a 300 ndash series car and a person paying 70 000 dollars for a 700 series and that person paying more than double doesn t want their car to look too much like the bottom ndash of ndash the ndash market car So they have to also discriminate between these products So as manufacturing starts to allow more design options this problem gets exacerbated of the whole and the parts Greg Lynn February 2005 Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:15:46 +1000 Kunsthochschule f uuml r Medien K ouml ln Department of Hybrid Space A new interdisciplinary field of design researching the transformations of architectural urban regional space of the emerging information age explores the dynamic interaction of architecture urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks It develops scenarios for the interplay of public urban and public media space The products of these alliances of urban regional and media networks of architectural and media space are bastards ambivalent spaces that are at the same time analog and digital tactile and abstract material and immaterial expanding hyper ndash sensuality in the time ndash and placelessness of media flows These hybrid spatial morphs act simultaneously in urban local and media global space and mediate between them unfolding the undefined space between the local and the global occupying the vacuum between local place and global space Within the inversions of identity communication within the fluid ever ndash changing densities in the knitted networks fused analogue digital cultures are idensified Wed, 06 Nov 2013 15:23:06 +1000 The Senster pioneering cybernetic sculpture The Senster commissioned by the electronics giant Philips for their permanent showplace the Evoluon in Eindhoven was a much bigger and more ambitious piece of work than SAM In addition to responding to people s voices the Senster also responded to their movements which it detected by means of radar and was as far as I know the first robotic sculpture to be controlled by a computer It was unveiled in 1970 and remained on permanent show until 1974 when it was dismantled Its size ndash it was over 15 feet 4 m long and could reach as high into the air ndash made the use of aluminium castings inappropriate so it was welded out of steel tubing with the castings employed only in the more intricate microphone positioning mechanism Its behaviour controlled by a computer was much more subtle than SAM s but still fairly simple The microphones would locate the direction of any predominant sound and home in on it rather like SAM but much more efficiently and the rest of the structure would follow them in stages if the sound persisted Sudden movements or loud noises would make it shy away The complicated acoustics of the hall and the completely unpredictable behaviour of the public made the Senster s movements seem a lot more sophisticated than they actually were It soon became obvious that it was that behaviour and not anything in its appearance which was responsble for the impact which the Senster undoubtedly had on the audience Aleksandar Zivanovic Tue, 04 Jun 2013 08:47:51 +1000 Lebbeus Woods Visionary Architect Lebbeus Woods Architect February 16 ndash June 02 2013 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Architect Lebbeus Woods 1940 ndash 2012 dedicated his career to probing architecture s potential to transform the individual and the collective His visionary drawings depict places of free thought sometimes in identifiable locations destroyed by war or natural disaster but often in future cities Woods who sadly passed away last year as planning for this exhibition was under way had an enormous influence on the field of architecture over the past three decades and yet the built structures to his name are few The extensive drawings and models on view present an original perspective on the built environment ndash one that holds high regard for humanity s ability to resist respond and create in adverse conditions Maybe I can show what could happen if we lived by a different set of rules he once said SFMOMA has collected Woods s work since the mid ndash 1990s amassing the broadest collection of his work anywhere the exhibition will feature these holdings as well as a selection of loans from institutional and private collections San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Sun, 07 Apr 2013 11:46:54 +1000 Mathematics is the foundation of activities such as knitting stitching measuring and cutting that are crucial to crafting and fabrication The exhibition Beauty is the First Test runs form 27 April ndash 30 June 2013 at The National Centre for Craft amp Design Navigation Wharf Carre Street Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 UK The group show explores how mathematical concepts underpin craft techniques aiming to demystify a subject that intimates both adults and children according to the centre The exhibition demonstrates how mathematics is the foundation of activities such as knitting stitching measuring and cutting that are crucial to crafting and fabrication Showcasing works in disciplines including textiles and sculpture the show will feature work from artists including Michael Brennand ndash Wood Janice Gunner Lucy McMullen and Ann Sutton Alongside the visual proof that maths can indeed be fun ndash and pretty ndash the exhibition also presents case studies of five makers including Gail Baxter and Margo Selby exploring how the development of their work was furthered by an understanding and appreciation of mathematics Emily Gosling 27 March 2013 Design Week Fig 1 Janette Matthews Optical Ellipse Fig 2 Ann Sutton Four Ways from a Square 2009 Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:19:58 +1000 Resolume VJ Software for producing realtime generated visuals Resolume is created by Edwin de Koning amp Bart van der Ploeg together with Tim Walther Daniel Berio Joris de Jong Menno Vink and a few specialized freelancers Resolume was born because we wanted to VJ But we wanted to do it better Back in 1998 VJ ndash ing was done with VHS tapes and an mx50 video mixer so it was hard to quickly improvise video to music because tempo could not be adjusted or even reversed Effects were limited to what the mx50 had to offer We thought software would allow us to improvise more and be a better VJ We could not find any VJ software that did what we wanted back in 1998 so we started programming our own We quickly realized our software was much better than our VJ ndash ing so we work on Resolume full ndash time since 2002 Edwin de Koning and Bart van der Ploeg Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:44:03 +1000