Posted by: benjaminmassey | April 8, 2008

parasites quonquer the quarter, the french quarter that is!

Posted by: jalepab | April 3, 2008

tear + tag team – device ideas

From our last project, we are taking the concept of a small picture being part of a bigger picture and combining it with the idea of a time-lapse drawing. similar to an etch-a-sketch or a buddha board, temporary drawings.  pedestrian activity will trigger a sensor which will create a drawing using processing.  sensors will be placed in different areas of the site and correspond to a panel of canvases on a wall.  diagrams below illustrate might better illustrate our idea.

input:  movement, motion

technology: tulipomania, camera sensors, processing

output: small-large screens or canvases


Posted by: ylou1 | April 3, 2008


the device is set to allow people interact with bubble lighting poles. so, the way of this interaction works is based on the sound level of adjacent environment. the louder sound it detects, the speedy movement  those bubble lighting will be, the bigger size of bubble it will be and the more vivid color it will take on(red, yellow…) so, if one is talking to the pole, the bubbles will move faster than regular. 

I’m still on the way to find out how to translate sound detection to the energy that activate those lighting bubble to travel in the pole.

so, check out the test movie first…

Posted by: enwhy | April 3, 2008

Elucidating the connection (or something like that)

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From the first project, the trace was about this spectacle that has changed ober time, thus the ebents change the space through time.  From the second project, mobement and reflection were used to create data about the space.  In the final project, I am looking to create a connection between this space by the water and the spaces surrounding Jackson Square.  I am thinking that actibity changes something in the space by the water…  perhaps when the space next to the cathedral is abuzz, there is something triggered like fire recalling the burning at the stake from history and signalling the momentum happening in the present.  A layering of time, space and connection….  not to sure where to go from here. 

Posted by: laurenmfasic | April 3, 2008

tracescape: modified

what if?what if this? what if?models   If our tracecard can make it to Winnepeg, maybe we can make it to the end of the semester!   Phase One: ModificationWe need change the way we think about these objects moving! We started a while back making models of the data we have been receiving from our website. They were basically showing the info traveling through the site and being collected through the website and the connections that happen in between the two. We have posted some pictures of these.After speaking with Brad and Marcella, we realized that we needed to look beyond the website and the objects to develop a device that can be interactive within the site.From there, we have come up with several new approaches especially the sensory tracking of people’s traces to create responsive interactive site elements such as seating, planters, rubbish bins, etc.We are sharing some of the good precedent data we found also with this post. Phase Two: Process optionsWe have discovered a plethora of ways to go with this sensory device to pertain to traces on the site. Our next step will be doing the research to come up with new creative ways to accomplish it and start to make new animations based on this new idea. Once again, we are focusing on three factors: movement within the site, location, and time just as before with the tracecards.

Posted by: Christopher | April 3, 2008

Preliminary Concept

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Utilizing the directional velocity of the wind to manipulate a lighting scheme. As the wind catch rotates from the changing winds, so to do the illuminated colors change. This device could also be played with by pedestrians if they so choose.

Posted by: athrea1 | April 3, 2008

Site / Section Drawings

Here are the site and section drawings for our proposal.We are continuing to explore the idea that motion activates our device.  However, compared with our previous design ideas we want this proposal to change the space.  Meaning we want people to be forced to interact with our device in the contained space we are siting our proposal. The premise to this proposal is that a person would walk through the device causing a reaction.  The reaction in this idea is that as you walk through the device the outer shell expands.  It expands due to the motion of the person but also due to their proximity to one side of the object.  So in this case one side might begin to expand more than the other side.  This system does not have the intent of ever going back to its original state – once the reaction occurs one time – the outer shell can contract and expand but not regain its original form.  By having multiple devices it is hoped that each device will begin to interact with the other ones creating a larger reaction on the site.  Meaning people will have to walk around / through / over the device and it’s reactive outer shell. Thoughts?untitled-4.jpg 

Posted by: rstrauss6 | April 3, 2008


Posted by: athrea1 | April 3, 2008

Research for Ben Reilly Tony

These images are from Responsive Architecture subtle technologies 06 and December 2003 Architecture Record.These projects begin to describe our concept and the technology that we will begin to use. untitled-1.jpguntitled-2.jpguntitled-3.jpg 

Posted by: benjaminmassey | March 15, 2008

a new reflection direction

this is a more updated video… i began to play with the idea of two objects (cars and people)… but still the same idea of displacement through space by way of reflection…

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