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2nd Live Commision #3: A Study in Reflexive Architecture
November 13, 2008, 9:06 pm
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I’ve been hard at work on a commissioned installation for the Phoenix Scratch series, an extension of the Exeter Phoenix ‘2nd Live’ project.  The installation opens 6.30-7.30pm GMT, Monday 1 December 2008.

I’ve been posting some progress screenshots to this slideshow and welcome anyone to visit, heckle and critique me at the installation site anytime.

For more information, visit the 2nd Live site here: http://www.2ndlive.org/scratch/3-brouchoud.html

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Jon, I don’t see any evidence of the Wikitree being used in your construction. Do you have any revision control or archiving tools in your toolbox? Do you have a large inventory of “smart parts” or some other technique for accelerating your process?

Comment by Peter Quirk

No, unfortunately there is no Wikitecture at play here – this one is more of an independent art installation. That said, there are so many ways I would prefer to be inviting collaboration in this project, as I believe the core future potential of true ‘reflexivity’ and responsiveness in virtual architecture will come from collaborative user-generated creations.

However, the prototype Wiki-tree we developed is very fragile, and can only be supported at one installation at a time. If we ever find some funding or sponsorship support, we can build the next generation of this 3D wiki tool, and have it installed in lots of places at once. I think that’s when we will see some real innovative applications for this tool emerge. But until then, we’ll just have to keep doing one project at a time!

Comment by keystonesl

Stopped by just now for some inspiration and you were there but must have been busy in IMs.

What I liked: the flickering alpha transitions on the “brick” support structures and the clear side rails topped with white on the ramp leading up. The open area underneath with plantings leading to the ramp was very inviting to my eye.

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