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..:The Aegis Hyposurface:..

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by imported_El Mamerro, Dec 27, 2002.

  1. This project was developed for a competition for an interactive art-work for the Birmingham Hippodrome theatre foyer. The piece is a facetted metallic surface that has potential to deform physically in response to electronic stimuli from the environment (movement, sound, light,etc). Driven by a bed of 896 pneumatic pistons, the dynamic 'terrains' are generated as real-time calculations. The piece marks the transition from autoplastic (determinate) to alloplastic (interactive, indeterminate) space, a new species of reciprocal architecture.



    [BEGIN INCOHERENT ARTFAG-TECHNO BABBLE]
    "The Aegis project began as a speculative idea to try to take the calculating speed of the computer out into 3-dimensional, to deform an 'elastic' architectural surface real-time in response to any electronic input. This would be to actualize the age-old dream of a dynamic and responsive architecture capable of responding physically to stimuli from its surrounding environment - the sounds and movements of people, weather, information... In giving substance to this dream we envisaged a matrix of actuators given positional information via a highly efficient bus system, and an array of electronic sensors used to trigger a variety of mathematical deployment programs. The challenge has been to bring a highly responsive mechanical system (pneumatic) to a level of articulate and fluid control through its interception by a highly performative digital control system (which we have designed and built). The goal is to utterly radicalize architecture by announcing the possibility of dynamic form, and to then explore the cultural possibilities afforded by this new traumatic medium. It is, of course, harbinger of nanotechnology - the intersection of information and matter itself… What we present here is a first realization of a HypoSpace to come…"
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    [url=http://www.hyposurface.com/menu%20main.html]Videos of the Hyposurface in action.[/url]

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    Client: The Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre
    Design Team: Mark Goulthorpe, Mark Burry, Oliver Dering, Arnaud Descombes Technical Design/Implementation: Prof Mark Burry, The School of Architecture & Building, Deakin University, Australia with Grant Dunlop
    Programming: Peter Wood, Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, Xavier Robitaille, University of Montreal, Canada
    System Engineering/Design: Associate Prof Saeid Navahandi, Dr Abbas Kouzani, The School of Engineering & Technology, Deakin University, Australia
    Mathematics: Dr Alex Scott, Prof Keith Ball, University College London, UK
    Engineering: David Glover of Group IV Ove Arup & Partners, London, UK
    Facade Consultant: Sean Billings of Billings Design Associates, Ireland
    Rubber Research: RAPRA, UK, Burton Rubber, UK
    Adhesive Research: Locktite Ltd, UK
    Pneumatic Systems/Fabrication: Univer Ltd, Bradford, UK
    Facet Manufacture: Spanwall Ltd, Ireland
    Sponsorship: National Endownment for Science, Technology and the Arts
    (NESTA), UK, The Arts Council, UK
    Art Consultant: Vivien Lovell of Modus Operandi, formerly Public Art Commissions Agency (PACA)[/color][/i]
     
  2. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

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    pretty hype stuff... for a hippodrome:D
     
  3. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,058 Likes Received: 48
    I understood all of that.
     
  4. uncle-boy

    uncle-boy Guest

    that is mind boggling.

    the people hitting it and it making ripples, is badass.
     
  5. »GLÅM¬RÖCK«

    »GLÅM¬RÖCK« Banned

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002 Messages: 563 Likes Received: 0
    >AIM
    >>Send Message to user...
    >>>message: thats quite nice mamero.
    >>>> ctrl 5 <<<<
     
  6. suburbian bum

    suburbian bum 12oz Loyalist

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    This is very cool, i want my floor to be made out of that.
     
  7. bufme1

    bufme1 Senior Member

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    in other words, its super dope.
     
  8. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  9. villain

    villain Veteran Member

    Joined: Jul 12, 2002 Messages: 5,190 Likes Received: 2
    Like Wow Mayn.
    This is totally like blowing my degenerate, neglected wastoid mind. And I thought there would be no advancements past curly fritos. I feel like such an ass!
     
  10. cornelius

    cornelius Member

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    that's some NASA shit... good times.. makes me want to go study math and science books.... mmmm chaos and fractals...
     
  11. Tesseract

    Tesseract 12oz Loyalist

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    Illustrating Dynamics..cant really tell if its nifty or dope...good shit anyways
     
  12. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    weird.
    tech.
    up.
     
  13. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

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  14. socrates

    socrates Guest

    SO, What the fuck does it do????
     
  15. L.A.

    L.A. Guest

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