Some fun images of exhibition opening of Foundation Studio – Pavlova, at RMIT DesignHub Melbourne.
All photos copyright of photographer Jonathon Griggs of House of Blah.
Stream ran by Peter Charles, Semester 1 2015.
With special thanks to Tutors: Ed Carter, Sean Mcmahon, Tina Attic, Patrick Macasaet, Jack Ryan, Paul van Herk, communications co-ordinator Amy Muir, 1st year co-ordinator Michael Spooner and previous leaders Roland Snooks & Gwyll Jahn.
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A continuation of the themes explored in the Interfaçade project, Responsive Mirror is an interactive mirror installed in the main entry of Gund Hall at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in the spring of 2012. The mirror is 4 feet by 8 feet, to fit in the relief of a single plywood sheet in the building’s concrete formwork, and distorts in response to human presence. Essentially a dynamic funhouse mirror, the device measures sound and light through a microphone and two embedded photocells and reacts in various ways to sensed changes in its environment. There are two independent information processing systems embedded within it. One receives audio input and translates it to control signals for linear actuators, which transform the plane of the mirror (and everything reflected in it) into complex geometries. The other system receives light values from the two photocells and triggers solenoids inside the mirror, producing mysterious, shifting rhythmic sounds. Because one system receives light and produces sound, and the other system receives sound and manipulates light, the mirror “speaks” to itself in addition to responding to human presence as well as ambient environmental effects. The result is an enigmatic set of complex behaviors emerging from the interaction of these various systems, influenced but not explicitly dictated by its users. Countering the expectation of controlled interaction, this project responds with an extended agency—passersby commented that it had a personality, a character of its own.
“Transition from an industrial environment to an informational environment constitutes a much wider and deeper revolution than earlier transitions. The revolution consists not of technological change or changes in employment patterns but of changes in the mental framework that makes our environment coherent to us. Our new mental framework encompasses different notions of the role of time, space, and dimensionality as a whole. It incorporates different ideas about the organization of knowledge and about the meaning of learning and intelligence. Most of all, it allows for a different relationship between humans and machines.”
I have a piece in Peter Corrigan’s Cities of Hope exhibition opening this Friday 12th April.
Peter invited 22 Melbourne Architects to exhibit alongside his own retrospective work.
This Exhibition will be open 12th April through 8th June.
Submitted work 84 x 59cm Digital Print.
With Respect to Peter & RMIT gallery.
Full Project Images & Text will only be uploaded on 9th June.
A possible update of Iron Lace, integrating ornament and structure, this project embraces the dual role of the Jacquard Loom in industrializing textiles, and precursor to the computer, acknowledging the origins of textiles in walls, embedding manufacturing in culture. During the battle for Camberwell Station, a handkerchief is let fly.