By Jane Alison March 27, 2019
The second part of the challenge is philosophical. Scientists have taken physical time to be the only real time – whereas experiential time, the subjective sense of time’s passing, is considered a cognitive fabrication of secondary importance. The young Albert Einstein made this position clear in his debate with philosopher Henri Bergson in the 1920s, when he claimed that the physicist’s time is the only time. With age, Einstein became more circumspect. Up to the time of his death, he remained deeply troubled about how to find a place for the human experience of time in the scientific worldview.
These quandaries rest on the presumption that physical time, with an absolute starting point, is the only real kind of time. But what if the question of the beginning of time is ill-posed? Many of us like to think that science can give us a complete, objective description of cosmic history, distinct from us and our perception of it. But this image of science is deeply flawed. In our urge for knowledge and control, we’ve created a vision of science as a series of discoveries about how reality is in itself, a God’s-eye view of nature.
Such an approach not only distorts the truth, but creates a false sense of distance between ourselves and the world. That divide arises from what we call the Blind Spot, which science itself cannot see. In the Blind Spot sits experience: the sheer presence and immediacy of lived perception.
I will connect with Theatre about their availability to make the frames. Please keep in mind, this will splatter water all over the floor.
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Subject: light cast through water
Pete, Connor, Alexia, Byron,
Nima and Thierry in TML Montreal suspended the pool of water overhead, stirred by max-controlled motors, and cast light through the water :
Let’s try suspending one (ideally three) of our “cloud nurseries” so we can test them as light sources modulating the felt experience of a volume of space. The light sources can be our Source 4’s.
Can we map Alexia’s control patch and give her access to the misters? I’d like to see what she can do. Then we can map them into the sc system to modulate them from camera feed.
Alexia, Byron, Yanjun can I invite your fresh opinion on this. What if we do not focus 100% of the inhabitant’s attention on the light fixtures, however mesmerizing they are. How can we design the effect of the caustics on the airspace in the iStage. as a function of the state of the environment?
It’d be interesting to juxtapose this with Garrett’s light games — so we need state engine to swap or even blend state topologies.
( Recall the iridescent “mobile” lights that Byron et al suspended in the Brickyard. :)
At LADHYX Polytechnique Paris (the MIT of France ) Jean-Marc Chomaz' Hydrodynamics lab has a wall-scale mist array with hundreds of straws to smooth and focus flow, plus fans driving mist over their water chambers in plexi modules. each module is about 50cm cube, one face w straws. entire wall is about 3m x 3m
it can puff out laminar flows of mist clear across a room about 6m or "discrete" person-sized letters.
it's bordered by fans that protect the formed mist from stray winds so that it can also work outdoors to some extent.
Chomaz and I thought we could collaborate by connecting his mist instruments to sc.
research publication City Rhythm: Logbook of an Exploration.City Rhythm research was started in 2016 by Prof. dr. Caroline Nevejan, in collaboration with AMS Institute, 6 Dutch cities (Den Haag, Rotterdam, Zaanstad, Zoetermeer, Helmond en Amsterdam), Amsterdam Health and Technology Institute (ahti) and with the students from LDE Minor Responsible Innovation. The research on rhythms in the physical world and in the data world showed that focusing on rhythm and on dynamics in neighbourhoods and in datasets creates new design spaces that can generate un-expected solutions.Thanks to the research grant we received from the Dutch Scientific Research Organisation (NWO), the research will proceed for four more years. The next phase of the research, Designing Rhythms for Social Resilience, will focus on the South-East district of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Zuidoost). DRSR will explore more deeply the rhythms of the neighbourhood from architectural and data perspectives with a PhD researcher from both disciplines, with the main goal of making conclusions on social safety and resilience.We hope that you find the findings of our research inspiring, and that you can get an idea about the upcoming research which will start on July 2018. The publication is also available online, which can be found on TU Delft Architecture Faculty’s books catalogue, BK Books.…
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