Archives for the Month of June, 2013

Selected Tweets #19 – Dystopian Hyper-Fiction, Spaceplates & Bitrot Protected Visual Poetry

Ground Plan - Ned ScottGround Plan – Ned Scott

Selected tweets from my Twitter stream: MrPrudence with occasional annotation additions.

The War Rooms – Ned Scott. Hyper science-fictional dystopian drawings [after the Energy War of 2050].

Spaceplates – Anne Romme + N55’s customizable tessellated greenhouse system.

Susanne Kathlen Mader’s Geometrical Natures – abstract spaces & dimensions informed by de Stijl and Constructivism.

SpaceplatesSpaceplates – Anne Romme & N55

Susanne Kathlen MaderGeometrical Natures – Susanne Kathlen Mader

The Skor Codex Book [PDF]. La Société Anonyme’s encoded schematics and visual bitrot protected poetry:

‘The SKOR Codex is a printed book which was sent to different locations on earth in the year 2012 containing binary encoded image and sound files selected to portray the diversity of life and culture at the Foundation for Art and Public Domain (SKOR), and is intended for any intelligent terrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find it. The files are protected from bitrot, software decay and hardware failure via a transformation from magnetic transitions on a disk to ink on paper, safe for centuries.’

SpaceplatesThe Fog – Espen Dietrichson

Espen Dietrichsons drawings combine analytical/geometrical elements to fragment images into abstract units.

Edo 6, Alhambra & Script – Toni Davey’s burnt/cut/lasered minimal geometric paper configurations.

Dataisnature – Facebook Stream

Hirschvogel_GeometriaPlate from Geometria – Augustin Hirschvogel [1543]

Dataisnature now has a Facebook stream which includes related supplementary material not included at this blog location. Expect daily links to online documents, journals and papers in PDF format and annotations to items including topics as wide (and connected as) as cybernetic theory, experimental musical notation and early geometry manuscripts, among many others.

Marc Fornes – Recursive Pavilion

Recursive Pavillion - Mark Fornes Recursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

The following post originally appeared in issue 14 of the online journal, Vague Terrain, in July 2009. For many more recent projects fusing art, architecture and computation, and exploring ‘precise indetermination’ and ‘progressive geometry’ visit Marks site: TheVeryMany.

Using recursive subdivisioning algorithms in Rhinoscript, Marc Forne’s proposition for a Recursive Pavilion has a structure that alludes to leafy foliage. Within a parametric system iterative patterns are generated by applying virtual pressure at the center of individual facets to trigger a cracking process into triangulate faces. The global pattern in this canopy is reflected at smaller intervals, and at lower local scales echoing the fundamental organizing principles in the structures of trees and plants. Being below this kind of canopy we can imagine light being diffused and fragmented into slowly moving optical patterns and diffracted umbras as the sun traces its trajectory through the sky.

Recursive Pavilion - Marc FornesRecursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

Recursive Pavilion - Marc FornesRecursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

Recursive Pavilion - Marc FornesRecursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

Recursive Pavilion - Marc FornesRecursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

Recursive Pavilion - Marc FornesRecursive Pavilion – Marc Fornes

Mark explains the process in more detail here:

‘Recursive Growth is an investigation into the recursive subdivision of surfaces as a mean of growth, associated with to the notion of pressure. This effect which occurs when a force is applied on a surface becomes a potential for structural form finding. In this example pressure is applied as a vector on the centroid of each face triggering a cracking process into four triangulate faces. If the direction of the force is based on gravity and the original face is horizontal the surface is ‘cracked’ into three identical faces while the forth one introduces a new form-type for each new generation’

Ulla Wiggen – Conductive Abstractions

Kretsfamilj – Ulla Wiggen [1965] Kretsfamilj – Ulla Wiggen [1965]

Between 1963 and 1969 Ulla Wiggen made a series of paintings of circuit board schematics and close up studies of the interiors of electrical components and technical equipment. Elements of realism, abstraction and minimalism co-exist in equal measures but seen in the context of the Ulla’s later work these meticulous acrylic paintings of conductive pathways might be more accurately viewed as a kind of portraiture.

Simultantolkning – Ulla Wiggen [1965] Simultantolkning – Ulla Wiggen [1965]

The works range from straight-forward representation of amplifier systems to more complex compositions that depict elements combined from different systems. The compositional concern and aesthetic constraint gives rise to an imaginary and speculative utility – a pataphysical flow of induction, capacitance and impedance based on spatial abstraction.

 Kanalväljare – Ulla Wiggen [1967] Kanalväljare – Ulla Wiggen [1967]

 Pulsgivare – Ulla Wiggen [1967] Pulsgivare – Ulla Wiggen [1967]

minnescentrum_gott_minne – Ulla Wiggen [1967] Minnescentrum Gott Minne – Ulla Wiggen [1967]

Moment, a show of Ulla Wiggen’s paintings from the period is on at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm from 13 April 2013 to 25 August 2013.

‘The works, even though they lack figurative characters, have an immediate human relevance, either through anthropomorphosis of the machines, or as dealing with the complex relationship between man and machine.’ – Fredrik Liew

Förutsättningar – Ulla Wiggen [1967] Förutsättningar – Ulla Wiggen [1967]

Möjliga-Kopplingar – Ulla Wiggen [1968] Möjliga-Kopplingar – Ulla Wiggen [1968]

Related Posts:
Hubert Blanz – Geospaces
Microchic: Cara McCarthy’s Diagramming Microchips & Theo Kamacke’s PCB Hieroglyphics
Polyforms & Conduits [Peter Halley & John Powers]