Sunday, February 26, 2017

HIDDEN DIMENSIONS: Exploring Hyperspace

Below is Brian Greene's lecture on hyperspace and the many theories that were used to come to a better understanding about the state of its existence. Greene discusses the work of Einstein, Kaluza, and others as well as the theory of relativity, string theory, etc. Greene essentially discusses how objects not visible to the human eye (or mind), exist and what said objects are made of. 

PERSPECTIVE AND PROJECTIONS. The Entryway to Higher Dimensions

Perspective, Shapes, and individuality all coincide in the following lecture. The reader will be presented with the tools and information necessary to understand how the multitudes of understanding of what many artists and scientists thought to be the correct perspective view point, etc. has helped shape three dimensional spaces in two dimensional works. 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

STEREOGRAPHIC PROJECTION. Understanding 3D from the 2D perspective

When discussing the third dimension we live in and how we perceive it, we must go back to the second dimension in order to fully understand it in its entirety. Passing three dimensional objects through the second dimensional plane is a good start, however expanding the shape out in a complete 360 onto a flat surface allows us to view an entire shape from one point, on one plane. In the following video, these methods are discussed and illustrated to better help the viewer come to a better understanding of space, size, and depth in the third dimension while only having access to the second dimension.  

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Earth. The Most Recognizable Sphere. Second Dimension

With this video we introduce the relationship between the plane and the surface of three-dimensional objects. Using the earth as a the most recurrent example of the "flattening" of the sphere onto a plane, this audiovisual material introduces the possibility of understanding the spherical surface from the 2d perspective using stereographic projection.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Week 6 (Feb 13th to Feb 17th)

Week 6 showed a further concentration to the upper levels of the building and therein the "ring" that connects the first floor to the second. The team worked on the lift once more to fill the aforementioned space with the intricate illustrations that thematically pull the separate levels in the space together. The primary focus of this week was unification through color (or the lack there of), shapes, and space. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

NETWORKS. The Structure of Knowledge and the Construction of Space

The following lecture illustrates the intricate relationships between maps, networks, biological neurons, and nebula in space. The similarities in function and appearance are more than coincidence as humanity constructs things of great functionality out of an image or idea they find familiar, whether it be conscious or not. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

THE CEILING - Week 5 (Feb 6th to Feb 11th)

Week five of work on the installation produced the initiation of the scissor lift in the daily process. As a result, work could finally focus on the ceiling and all the high, hard to reach nooks and crannies that the building presented to our team. We collectively began the process of filling the upper level of the building's ceiling with squares of color. As the week came to a close, the ceiling presented itself as a new dimension to the project perhaps not previously noted. 

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Hard Edge Space vs. Dynamic Space

The following lecture is an introduction to the relationship between drawn lines, and warped surfaces and the relationship they have to a perceived space or existence. Using architecture that pushes the very idea of what a building truly is, we are able to come to a better understanding of perspective and space and what their interactions mean for those exist within said space. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Week 4. Jan 30th - Feb 5th

As most of the first floor is outlined and covered, this week was about incorporating color adding a visual impact to the work. Color is an important element of this proposal as it follows the line of study in optics from Newton in science and Goethe in literature and art. Color in this project helps us understand the visible spectrum and the relationship between wavelength and space. We will be using chroma-key glasses to view the piece enhancing the color-space perception.