D10_Project 2-b Precedent Study

  • 1. BOOK HIVE
  • In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the first library being built in Bristol, a swarm of movement-responsive books now welcomes the visitors as they enter the building. Artists collective Rusty Squid has created this interactive sculpture known as Book Hive, using a combination of depth cameras for motion-tracking. It is programed to reaspond to the different ways in which visitors interact with it. As the behavior of hive evolves over time, it will also grow in size until 400 books are integrated into the installation by early February 2014, one for each year of library history.
     
    On view at the Bristol Central Library until 7 March, 2014.
     
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    2. WAVE DILFERT
  • Wave Dilfert: Wave (moves in wave-form oscillations) + Dilfert (geek-like intelligence, absorbs information like a sponge).
    Wave Dilfert is a new kind of space that reads the changes in light and shadow occurring within it, catalogs and calculates them, then pulses, contracts or expands in reaction. The installation was inspired by the work of Ushahidi; a non-profit, crowdsourcing disaster relief, tech innovator. Much how Ushahidi de-mystifies the complexities of war-torn or disaster ridden locales, The Principals developed a system that could de-mystify the complexities of space through sourcing the information of its users and making it accessible through interaction.
     
    The largest and most ambitious yet of The Principals’ research installations, Wave Dilfert was designed and displayed for The Feast, an international ideas conference held in NYC on October 5 and 6. The installation measures 17’ long x 13’ wide x 10’ high and was custom-designed and built for the entrance hall of the Essex Street Market in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
    Constructed of a wood frame and 200 hand-painted paper panels, Wave Dilfert’s brain and motor cortex are driven by a series of Arduinos, Hi-torque Stepper Motors, Drivers, Light Sensors and Power Regulators, all combined to produce the first ever robotic space, able to change its characteristics in response to how it is being occupied.
     
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    3. LIGHT SPACE MODULAR
  • Created by Jason Bruges Studio and commissioned by India's largest lighting and electrical manufacturer Havells-Sylvania , the 21st Century Light Space Modulator is an interactive light installation recently unveiled under Hungerford Bridge, on London's South Bank. Inspired by László Moholy-Nagy’s work, Light Prop for an Electric Stage, this glittering sculpture responds instinctively to movements of passers-by, making human interaction the key and the most intriguing component in this work.
    The Modulator is on display under Hungerford Bridge at Southbank Centre October 18 – November 1, 2012. It will be exhibited  at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) from November 14, 2012 onward.
     
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    4. SMART WALL
  • Project: Urban Installation
    Type: School Project
    Site: Grenoble, France
    Year: 2009 
     
    Urban is an artistic/social insallation aiming at recover an empty piazza that's a connected wall creating public events. 
     
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    5. ALPHA SPHERE
  • Developed by Bristol-based company, nu desine, the AlphaSphere is a brand new electronic musical instrument and controller. It revolutionarizes the way we interact with music technology, through a touch interface and a unique spherical design. Its distinct design is made up of 48 pressure sensitive pads which form a self-supporting spherical structure. Sound is triggered when you tap the pad, apply more pressure and you can start to manipulate the sound further. 
    At TEDxBristol 2011, audience members had the chance to hear the AlphaSphere in action, performed by  up-and-coming Bristol-based artist, Whitepatchboy, who recorded his debut EP with the AlphaSp
     
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    6. RAINBOW CIRCLE
    [Capturing Natural Phenomenon]
  • Singaporean artist Suzann Victor is known for her conceptually sophisticated and visually striking works. This time she has opted to bring a natural phenomenon indoor for the 2013 Singapore Biennale. By redirecting sunlight onto a 8-meter wide curtain of water with a mirrored device, she has successfully created double rainbows in the rotunda of the National Museum of Singapore. Titled "Rainbow Circle: capturing a natural phenomenon,” this poetic installation is Victor's direct response to the theme of the biennale "If the World Changed." It is her way of making people aware of the environmental problem we are facing. Through her work, we can imagine that a rainbow might one day become a historical artifact, something that can only be seen in a museum
     
  • all images © Suzann Victor
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    7. QUIET ENSEMBLE
  • The creative duo, Fabio Di Salvo and Bernardo Vercelli, from Quiet ensemble is relentless in their pursuit of aesthetic and conceptual possibilities through interactive techniques. Their project "Orchestra Da Camera" puts several furry little mice on running wheels connected to carillons. As the wheel turns, the carillon begins to play music, which gives these living creatures the ability to create unrecognizable but soothing melody mixed with lullabies by Brahms, Schubert and Mozart through random actions.
     
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    8. SHIMMERING CLOUD
  • Cloud, a large-scale light installation by Calgary-based artist Caitlind Brown, is definitely a crowd pleaser at the annual multi-city late-night arts festival Nuit Blanche in Calgary this year.  Created from steel, metal pull strings, and 6,000 light bulbs, Caitlind has reimagined waste into art by turning 5,000 donated burnt out incandescent bulbs into treasure (only one in every six light bulbs actually needs to glow).  The work invites viewers to experience the shimmering cloud first hand – wandering beneath the structure and switching on and off lights, giving everyone a truly magical night to remember.