Memopol-1 is an interactive installation that maps visitor’s personal information field. It queries different databases and analyses the results. Read more at timo.dart.ee/works/memopol/
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Designed and built by the office of Oyler Wu Collaborative along with students of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Stormcloud is the third project in a series of installations designed for SCI-ARC. The previous two installations, Netscape and Centerstage were designed for the school’s graduation ceremonies in 2011 and 2012 respectively. With SCI-Arc celebrating its 40th anniversary, the school commissioned the new pavilion for the after-party of its April 2013 gala. Tasked with the challenge of revamping the existing Netscape pavilion, Oyler Wu Collaborative saw the project as an opportunity to take a completely different approach to the problem. By removing the ten miles of knitted ropes that once hung between the soaring steel trusses, the project was transformed both volumetrically and materially. Using a minimal amount of new steel elements and cable supports, a spandex fabric was stretched between the elements, giving the pavilion a new life and an unexpected volumetric presence.
Geometrically, the project involves a series of funnel-like forms that extend from the rectilinear canopy structure above to a series of rings that are hung from the columns at around eye level. In the original conception of the project, the rings were simple geometric loops, but this relatively straight-forward geometric approach presented a difficult problem in terms of fabric patterning. At the heart of the problem was the dramatic difference in the circumference between the upper portion of the canopy and the lower rings. As a way of dealing with the problem, the eye-level rings were converted to more eccentric shapes made of a bent steel tubing. With the circumference of the eccentric shapes carefully sized to match the circumference of the upper canopy, the strategy effectively eliminated the need for patterning of fabric, while producing an undulating, curtain-like effect on the surface of the funnels.
One of the more striking features of the scheme is the oscillation between the reading of lines (in the structural system), surface (revealed at the base of the funnels), and volume (most present in the overall external view of the pavilion) . What begins as a reading of volume ultimately reveals a system of deep spatial cavities through which an intricate structural system moves in and out of view. These qualities are accentuated further by both natural and artificial lighting effects. The thinness and the lightweight color of the fabric produces a changing set of effects as natural lighting conditions change throughout the day. The fabric is at times translucent with a ghostly network of structure revealed beyond , and at other times opaque with dramatically warped shadows cast across the undulating surfaces. The lighting for the after-party was an opportunity to take that one step further, using changing color gradients to highlight the eccentric forms at the bottom funnels.
Luisa Martinez, Mike Piscitello, Patrice Chang, Adam Fujioka, Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu
Project Design and Fabrication Team (Oyler Wu Collaborative):
Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu, Mike Piscitello, Huy Le, Sanjay Sukie
Project Fabrication and Documentation Team (SCI-Arc): Sandra Reyes, Justin Tan, Jennie Sun, Dan Lu, Daniel Lee, Helena Yun, Noni Pettinger, Jonathan Bruen, Jocelyn Basseporte, Justin Kim, Vaishail Shah, Adam Fujioka, Arnold Kim, Melody Javahevian, Jacky Huang, Patrice Chang, Cody Miner, Shawn Rassekh, Bailey Shugart, Ryan Roark, Chuck Diep, Jennifer Diep, Cathy Qu, Elliott Freeman, Matt Pugh, Deysi Blanco, Stephen Rafferty
Structural Engineering: Nous Engineering, Matt Melnyk
Photography: Scott Mayoral, Art Gray, Clifford Ho, Dwayne Oyler
Archive is a documentary focused on the future of long-term digital storage, the history of the Internet and attempts to preserve its contents on a massive scale.
Part one features Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and his colleagues Robert Miller, director of books, and Alexis Rossi, director of web collections. On a mission to create universal access to all knowledge, the Internet Archive’s staff have built the world’s largest online library, offering 10 petabytes of archived websites, books, movies, music, and television broadcasts.
The video includes a tour of the Internet Archive’s headquarters in San Francisco, the book scanning center, and the book storage facilities in Richmond, California.
Directed by Jonathan Minard
Cinematography by John Behrens, Alexander Porter, and Fearghal O’dea
Produced at the Internet Archive on October 22-26, during the Books in Browsers Conference and 10 Petabyte Celebration. Project supported by Eyebeam
Made with Glitché App www.glitche.com #glitcheapp
A video collage exploring the use of language in Jean Luc Godard’s Films
This is a video montage project that uses three Hollywood mainstream movies, including Smoking Aces, Underworld and Iron Man. It visualizes inner emotions and shows continue actions in discontinue spaces.
A pitch for One Show’s student competition.
Client: Pencils of Promise
Credits: Anna Kittitanaphan, Gabe Palacios, Jordi Camps, Ro Oeurn
Music: The XX
It was a great privilege to create this essay for Sight & Sound magazine — a publication I’ve long adored. The cinema of Koreeda Hirokazu is defined by moments of everyday life. Whatever potential there is for heightened drama – the suicide of a husband, a cult massacre, abandoned children – it is diffused by the familiar rhythms of everydayness. If you’ve not seen any of his films, for the love of life, please do.
90 Degrees is now available! minimallyminimal.com/blog/90degrees
Do you wanna wait, come over anyway.
Directed by : Zach Shields
Producer : Kathleen Heffernan
Exec Producer : Michael Dougherty
DP : Ross Riege
Animation : Jen Sapanski
Editor : Jeff Yorkes and Zach Shields
Art Director : Ryan Dougherty
Color and FXs : Marc Steinberg
Monica Costumes : The Jeans
Darren Costumes : Mike Wannenmacher
AD : Jed Hathaway
PA : Lisa Shields
PA : Colin Waite
Guy : Darren Le Gallo
“I wasn’t opposed to the facial hair, I thought of Frida Kahlo.”
A collaboration with one of my favorite humans: cylinderfour.com