Another research trip to Chinese jade (Room 33b), China and South Asia (Room 33) and Mexico (Room 27). Gallery here.
Looking at Living Symphonies by James Bulley and Daniel Jones as possible inspiration for the final Space Rocks musical piece.
Reading Science Fiction for Prototyping: Designing the Future with Science Fiction by Brian David Johnson, researching how to create a narrative around the final Space Rock objects.
And finally got hold of a copy of Active Matter. Currently watching the intro page move as the sun tries to peep out from behind clouds.
Got me thinking about the material of the Space Rock objects, and also reminded me of the Massive Attack heat-sensitive packaging.
VRLO, Wed, 25 Apr 2018. Surprisingly small space, and only a few demos there. Still struggling with the VR issue that only one person can share the experience at a time, because each person needs the (expensive) headset. However, really (vicariously) enjoyed the CAD in VR demo from Gravity Sketch. Almost worth getting aheadset for, to draw 3D models in a virtual 3D space.
Some further sketches for the Space Rock shapes. These based on collages of the original shapes created.
Some links and thoughts from the past week.
This episode discusses the emoji-based augmented version of Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights by Carla Gannis, along with the concept of companies and institutions owning the ‘airspace’ or virtual space around their properties, such as paintings. It also discusses whether we will be able to buy virtual land, as you can already do in Second Life. Particularly poignant in light of this piece I read recently on fastcodesign.com, about ‘digital artists’ hijacking MOMA with AR.
This also sparked some research into RGB-D.
“In the past years, novel camera systems like the Microsoft Kinect or the Asus Xtion sensor that provide both color and dense depth images became readily available. There are great expectations that such systems will lead to a boost of new 3D perception-based applications in the fields of robotics and visual & augmented reality.”
Intriguing short video that makes you wonder if it is CGI or a model / set:
Club Palace (Real or CGI?) – NOWNESS. Inspiration for the ‘set’ around the What Goes Around space objects, perhaps?
Have also been exploring how to network the various sensors that will be attached to the Space Rocks wirelessly, and investigating XBee:
Also been investigating the Arecibo message…a short radio message sent into space to celebrate the remodeling of the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico in 1974. It was aimed at the globular star cluster M13, about 25,000 light years from Earth. M13 was chosen because it was the right size, and was in the sky at the right time and place for the ceremony.
And also The Von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars).
Simply put, a Von Neumann probe is a self-replicating device that could, one day, be used to explore every facet of the Milky Way in a relatively small window of time.
Welcome to Liberty City – my first videomapping experiment, creating a ‘future cityscape’ for What Goes Around Comes Around.
Music: Special Request – Adel Crag Microdot
3D printing the Space Rock body with PLA on an Ultimaker.