Enter the Void…

  This is still work in progress…but wanted to post before going to work… Enter the Void Museum of Modern Art, New York 2112. The Infinity Room Laser light, camera projections, sensors, custom software, 3D tracking cameras, steel beams, octophonic sound system, gridded floor, walls and ceiling from 100sqrm   Light Room is a large-scale environment of laser light that ceases to emit light beams wherever a person walks through them. This immersive experience places the visitor in a infinite light matrix through which they  wander. Due to the nature of laser beams the position where a person is currently … Continue reading Enter the Void…

The Torus – London 2112

The Torus Greenwich, Thames Path, London 2112 The Torus is a permanent large scale structure that is based in London situated along the Thames at Greenwich – home to standard clock time as we know it. The Torus houses a futuristic rollercoaster that takes visitors on an Earth-bound journey through space and time. The rollercoaster consisting of twelve individual glass ‘pods’ is hidden within an enclosed tunnel within the Torus structure. Passengers secure in their ‘cocoon’ pods are provided with an experience that simulates what it might be like to travel through hyperspace along a gigantic wormhole through the warping of the … Continue reading The Torus – London 2112

Enter the Room

Hi all, After today’s meeting Eddie and I have combined an idea of virtual mirror rooms which complement each other wonderfully. Clearly we have all been on a similar wavelength during this collaboration – Eddie an I even sourced the exact same image to represent the common idea. Please feel free to crit and edit the text – I’ve tried to create a complement with Eddies text so that they naturally pair up. Enter the Room An encounter with real virtuality Virtual Mirror Room 1.     Enter into a world without you in it. Through our engagement with screens … Continue reading Enter the Room

The Crystal-Image of Time…

http://offscreen.com/view/bergson2 The Crystal-Image …Just as Bergson never gives us a finite definition of duration, Deleuze does not offer a singular definition of the time-image, or give a clear indication of what he means by a “direct image of time.” We can, however, offer the following description based on Deleuze’s many suggestive morsels, partial insights, and descriptive metaphors. The crystal-image, which forms the cornerstone of Deleuze’s time-image, is a shot that fuses the pastness of the recorded event with the presentness of its viewing. The crystal-image is the indivisible unity of the virtual image and the actual image. The virtual image … Continue reading The Crystal-Image of Time…

Calling on Bergson and Deleuze…

Evening all, This particular post is in response to Eddies ‘polaroid moment‘ and the suggestion that perhaps time/space are inherently at play within the photographic or cinematic image – and of course he is quite right. The most rigorous exploration of this relationship between the image and time was developed by Gilles Deleuze in Cinema I  (the movement-image) and Cinema II (the time-image) which rely heavily on the work of Henri Bergson and his understanding of time and in particular – the concept of ‘duration’. There are some brilliant resources for all of this and of course there are the … Continue reading Calling on Bergson and Deleuze…

Time and the Digital…

Final post for this evening…. Another text I’ve come across this evening that captured my interest – well at least for now is – Time and The Digital – Connecting Technology Aesthetics and a Process Philosophy of Time by Timothy Scott Barker…published 2012 – so fairly recent… There’s a piece of work called Time Delay Room which kind of looks dated but nonetheless interesting in relation to our discussions..   more details at http://www.medienkunstnetz.de/works/time-delay-room/ going back to the book overall though….it brings up an overarching question for us though which we need to reflect on – which is regarding the … Continue reading Time and the Digital…

A Beautiful Question…

Santa brought me a number of other books (that I haven’t been reading at 4am in the morning – although that might change this week) all around a similar theme…i.e. time, space and the universe….and other such small matters… A Beautiful Question by Frank Wilczek – a beautiful treatise on the true nature of the universe from an aesthetic perspective…from escaping Plato’s cave through the doors of perception…to quantum beauty and the music of the spheres… Hyperspace by Michu Kaku considers parallel universes, time warps and tenth dimensions… From Eternity to Here – Sean Carroll…The quest for the ultimate  theory … Continue reading A Beautiful Question…

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

I woke up at 4am yesterday morning and managed to read an entire book before going back to sleep again. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics by Carlo Rovelli is a concise beautiful tour of modern physics making the mysteries of the universe almost comprehensible…It covers Einsteins General Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics and all that….and of course that all involved dealing with space and time and the dualistic nature of light. I only mention this as I have in mind some of the key words that we identified collectively from our initial thought experiments – light, time, frequency, cosmic…. … Continue reading Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Outlines – A Laser-Filled Room…

  Evening everyone, Just came across this on part of my expedition this evening…   Thanks for posts from Shirley and Connie – has helped to fire me up various lines of thought – so will aim to respond to those inputs… Hopefully some more stuff to follow tonight and tomorrow ahead of meeting up on Friday…I’m thinking if we have a range of things to discuss on Friday we can then figure out what we are going to put together collaboratively for the final submission. …wishing we could slow down time a bit…. R. Continue reading Outlines – A Laser-Filled Room…

Rain Room…Light Room

Hi guys, At the risk of contradicting myself I wanted to post this too… Here’s a link to Random International’s work – Rain Room http://random-international.com/work/rainroom/ I mentioned to this last term and it opened up some discussion and possible avenues of exploration…where instead of water (i.e. rain) we had laser light…controlled by sensors…which would detect human movement…so could lead to a system where we see shadows where there should be a person present and potentially sonic events triggered by this interplay too….depends how effective laser light is…i.e. how much spill would occur from light hitting (detecting) a person in the … Continue reading Rain Room…Light Room

Enter the Void

Firstly Happy New Year everyone. Hope you’ve all been having nice times. Thought I’d try and touch base with you all ahead of this Friday’s (on 13th January) classes as we need to get all our ideas together for the following Friday (i.e. 20th January)  – which has crept up fast. Picking up on Eddie’s last post – ‘Initial Ideas’ I have been wondering which direction we all might want to head in. My personal thoughts right now are option ‘2’ – Real Virtuality as these seems like there is quite a lot of scope for tangible research in this … Continue reading Enter the Void