I had the pleasure to teach one of the Advanced Topic studios this Fall at the LSU Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture and working with Frank Melendez in the LSU School of Architecture we had the students explore responsive technologies in sites within the Atchafalaya Basin. For those unfamiliar with the basin it is a distributary [...]
While not fully explored the use of projection as a temporal medium over static surfaces/datums always holds my interest. Similar to our Orleans Parish Model this sculpture uses projection to bring surfaces to life. The image correction used works extremely well to map the projection across the sculpture. (originally from interactivearchitecture.org) Augmented Sculpture – Grosse8 [...]
While Geoff Manaugh has recently been obsessed with weather and glaciers an appropriate post on BLDGBLOG highlights the tornado phenomena created by the ventilation system at the Mercedes Benz museum. This architectural scale tornado forms from the combination of outtake fans at the top of the atrium and exterior ventilation throughout the space. The images [...]
Interesting project from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design that captures sound and light into a piece of vinyl, or linyl. As a person who has defined much of my experiences with associated music or sound I find that the merging of visceral and aural senses to be fascinating. The light becomes an abstraction that [...]
Vectorial Elevation – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Vectorial Elevation is a new piece by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that toys with the concept of collaborative environmental art. Light sculptures are constructed with 20 robotic searchlights controlled by a three dimensional interface.
On Sunday I traveled with my representation seminar to the Mississippi Basin Model in Clinton, MS. I have been to the site several times and I am always amazed at the possibilities of such a device. As an armature the model provides an interesting datum to attach new content. The model is a perfect precedent [...]
An interesting installtion entitled Cloud by the design firm Troika, commissioned for the British Airways terminal at Heathrow Airport, London. The surface of sculpture uses ‘flip-dots’ that are individual addressable by proprietary software. More info about the software can be found at Pixel Sumo.