AlloTopes is a frozen moment within a dynamic work, a generated landscape from the modulating mental state of 6 sampled users. A brainBrane of sorts, unveiling a translated perspective of the visceral nature of the user’s mental actions through modulating virtual form and synthesized sound. A elastic surface dances, being pushed and pulled, modulated by the users engagement, as a field of the current action potential is scanned and presented as a changing state space.
At a point when the user feels particularly compelled they are invited to freeze that moment. Data, image, signal and geometry of the chosen moment are then saved and a series of processes are executed to produce a drawing which is unique and specific to that persons visual proportions. Lastly, a soundscape is generated using the mental moment data, focusing on the aural proportions into temporal and harmonic cues. the two are then meant to experience together. hearing the drawing and seeing the sound, one special moment, within a world, within each one of us.
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Topes is an exploration of Neuro-Architectures, an investigation into the development of mapping EEG Data into spaces for both generative and evaluative purposes. Speaking through its curves and intersections, its proportions and resolution, a virtual surface is interpreted. In the relations of how we may understand and connect with a dynamic geometric translation. The interface of space and the body, the network of inter-personal connections which may be established through the focus and discovery of the user’s participation. Part cinematic, part performance, a digital geometric symphony is composed.
A game not to be to be won, rather for the purpose of one, the body to space and the space to the body, exploring the feedback and generative relations in ways that may be closer to that, which we hold sacred. For all creative endeavors are held to the regard of Memory, the mother of all muses. The recall we store to discern form and endeavor, empathy and engagement. Ideals, which come into being through different, connected means and through that which binds us all in sameness.
Sense | Scan | Compose
Scape = Sensation -> Sensor -> Scan -> Specificity
AlloTopes is an exploration of architecture, the brain and specificity. Making a space particular to one person, a place for them and them alone, different that all the rest. Differential unity.
Tropes references the last few years worth of research on connecting and engaging the act of thinking while in a space that is generated from thought. While this is not thoughts as we “know” something, the metaphysical and intuitional, the elimination of symbols (Bergson). But moreover the kind of specificity
Scapes 1 – 6:
The Blindspot Initiative
February 7-17, 2014
Opening Reception Friday, February 7, 6-10 pm
2558 North San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
The Blindspot Initiative is a group of 10 artists/designers/architects, each redefining the blurry landscapes of their disciplines, sharing the value of collaboration and open access to design ideation. Grown tired of the winner takes all mentality of competitions, the group has come together to display their work at Keystone Gallery, a neutral ground to encourage conversations and practice which lives outside the conventions of typical design outputs and practices.
In conjunction with the Exhibition, the group is conduction three weekends of Blindspot Workshops, covering a wide range architecturally driven topics: game design, visualizing data, Processing, robotics, inflatables, Maya, inventing landscapes, visualizing sound…our exhibitors will be sharing their techniques and practices as well as collaborating with participants. Click the icons below for workshop details and registration.
Behnaz Farahi | Nicholas Hanna | Isohale / Catherine Griffiths | Plethora Project / Jose Sanchez | Michael Kontopoulos | Luis Quinones | Botlab / Zach Schoch | F.Myles Sciotto | Somewhere Something | Satoru Sugihara