Tuesday, 27 October 2009
Tuesday, 20 October 2009
But in this case you are totally wrong!
This structure is our new prototype which enables to inform a digital model through values coming from a feedback-loop of interaction between the wind (the agent) and the phsical model. The meas flex sensors that represent artificial leaves send electic signals to an Arduino Diecimila Board to an arduino-processingsoftware, that transform the given signals in values and finally send to grasshopper,which is able to interpretat them.
The currently used setup consist of an Arduino Diecimila and a 4x4 matrix of those meas sensors! Because the used Arudino can not handel that much inputs, we are also using multiplex chips to enable the use of the total of 16 sensors!
Work is still in progress! Stay tuned!
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Monday, 1 June 2009
Saturday, 30 May 2009
Friday, 29 May 2009
Friday, 3 April 2009
The prototype consists of 9 interconnected blocks that allow for water percolation.
The starting point of the experiment is artificially defined by us and provides what scientists call a primed condition necessary to promote interaction. The prototype is filled through the top 3 blocks with river water collected from 3 different parts of Victoria Park’s pond. The three different origins of the initial state enriched with the same concentration of nutrients are gradually mixed as the water percolates through the interconnected blocks. The final concentrations of each block cannot be predicted. It is impossible to tell what kind of equilibrium will emerge within the interrelated systems or what kind of algae ecologies will grow.
The colonies present in the pond water (enriched with nutrients) interact with natural and white spectrum light and CO2 on a 24/7 basis and as a result oxygenate the enclosed gallery space where the prototype is currently built (London Fields).
The transparency and porosity of the architectural system allows for the process to be visually and materially exposed and interfere with the microclimate of the gallery. The uploaded images are captured real-time (every 20 mins) by a webcam monitoring the growth process of is micro-ecology.