ECG

Projects, works in progress and design inspiration from Emily Antenna Groves

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Photocopies of Cedric Price’s plans for a Fun Palace. Essentially a modern shopping mall complex. 

Note structural open grid / maybe perforations?

Polish Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014

Explanatory icons and diagrams to explain the structure of the marble tomb of Józef Piłsudski, leader of the Second Polish Republic from 1918 who, following his death in 1935, became the subject of a near-religious cult, his burial place a site of patriotic pilgrimage

Curators: Institute of Architecture – Dorota Jedruch, Marta Karpinska, Dorota Lesniak-Rychlak, Michał Wisniewski 

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Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 - Exhibition Presentation Ideas

1) Photo on tile (Poland)

2) Screen display (Scandinavia)

3)Polystyrene Wall (Brazil)

4) See through overlay handout (Germany)

LED Carpet wayfinding at Venice Architecture Biennale by Phillips and Desso

LED Carpet wayfinding at Venice Architecture Biennale by Phillips and Desso

ARTICLE: Where Do Emoji Come From?
Emoji in real world context  (via Emojis Invade The Real World In “Emoji Daydream” | The Creators Project)

Emoji in real world context (via Emojis Invade The Real World In “Emoji Daydream” | The Creators Project)

DeltaRail project: Research

Laura and I are working together on the latest Decomputation brief for DeltaRail, who make software and technology services for Network Rail.

BRIEF

Decisions made by one train signaller under one set of circumstances have profound and unforeseeable consequences elsewhere on the network. The brief is to design a way to show the cascading effect of a single decision on a system. 

RESEARCH

Laura did some research into the concept of time being on a cyclical path rater than a linear one; a concept known as the Eternal Return

My research was into cellular automata and swarm behaviour in animals. In a swarm of birds, for example, each bird follows a simple rule set which keeps the swarm together, often producing beautiful patterns. This was first modelled on a computer in 1986 by Craig Reynolds in a simulation called Boids. The model of cellular automata is one where the conditions of one generation informs the outcome of the next generation. As the generations stack up, this can also produce interesting patterns.

I was interested in these systems because they both involve smaller individual entities contributing to a larger entity, that is often unobservable by the individual entities. This kind of emergent behaviour draws parallels with the train network in which signallers control their own set of track but have little concept of the bigger picture. 

CONCEPT

Bringing together our research, Laura and I came up with the idea of producing a collaborative game or jigsaw puzzle. There is a common goal of producing a certain shape and individuals take turns in placing tiles on a board with the aim of making the designated shape. Each tile is identical in form, and can only be placed next to one of the sides of the tile that was previously laid down. Each decision to place a tile is irreversible and should be the best possible solution in the cicumstances at that moment in time. This will hopefully produce interesting patterns and will explore how people interpret things in different ways and how they are influenced by the actions of others. 

Things to think about next:

Shape of tile, size of piece, number of participants, end shape etc


Trailer from The Taking of Pelham 123 (1974)

Note retro train signalling computers

Computers, SPAD alerts, blinking lights and boring rooms.

Research into train signalling

A new emoji psychoanalysis blog
emojinalysis:

Subject 29: Anne, 19Hi, “Anne.” Let’s get this out of the way up front. You’re clearly a dude running some sort of shady Eastern European identity scam, right? The bottom row alone (Busts in silhouette, Free/New/Cool symbols, Heart with arrow) could literally be the outline for a bad John Grisham novel. Let me guess, your front is an online dating site for the swine-curious called “Porkers”? Punch yourself twice if I’m right.Diagnostic emoji: Money with wingsPrescribed emoji: Wrapped present + Pile of poop 

A new emoji psychoanalysis blog

emojinalysis:

Subject 29: Anne, 19

Hi, “Anne.” Let’s get this out of the way up front. You’re clearly a dude running some sort of shady Eastern European identity scam, right? The bottom row alone (Busts in silhouette, Free/New/Cool symbols, Heart with arrow) could literally be the outline for a bad John Grisham novel. Let me guess, your front is an online dating site for the swine-curious called “Porkers”? Punch yourself twice if I’m right.

Diagnostic emoji: Money with wings
Prescribed emoji: Wrapped present + Pile of poop