Spatial dynamic media system - amalgam of form and image through use of a 3D light-point matrix to deliver a content-driven zone in real-time

Haeusler, M 2007, Spatial dynamic media system - amalgam of form and image through use of a 3D light-point matrix to deliver a content-driven zone in real-time, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Title Spatial dynamic media system - amalgam of form and image through use of a 3D light-point matrix to deliver a content-driven zone in real-time
Author(s) Haeusler, M
Year 2007
Abstract The core project within my PhD research has been the development of a system as an extension of existing media facades that allows me to test the representation of information and ideas as 'form' within space that is constantly generated and regenerated as a result of fresh input. The hypothesis is that this real time reconfiguration of space using light offers a variety of new perceptions ranging from information sharing to public art never experienced previously. During my research, I have established an extensive body of evidence that points to a growing scholarship around the details and impacts of media fa├žade technological developments and the content displayed on them. In the thesis I define the boundaries of these technology shifts and enhanced content combinations limited to 2 dimensions. In my research I consider the technical and media implications of extending conv entional 2D screens which are limited currently to architectural cladding into a 3D matrix thereby causing an alteration to spatial perception through the content animating the 3D matrix. The core research-question is: When weaving together architecture and electronically applied and managed imagery, are their respective properties successfully interchanged to the extent that they mutually create a new architectural zone in constant flux, generated and regenerated through content that never stands still? I have undertaken four projects to develop my research hypothesis. I have developed a prototype system which, with the use of a 3D light-point matrix, alters space. The prototype system has then been applied in an architectural context, tested by applying 'designed' content to it. Lastly I have experimented with writing software 'applets' for a third party to adapt their own input for display purposes. I argue that with such a prototype system, a shift from an autoplastic determinated architecture to an alloplastic indeterminate architecture is possible [Goulthorpe, 1999]. This is a significant shift for architecture beyond the scope of a single PhD. I have concentrated within my area of expertise: media and architecture. By experimenting with a prototype system and limiting the scope of my research to examining the shift from auto to alloplastic architecture, I can consider whether this shift can be achieved through the manipulation of content alone and not rely on the appearance and status of the associated hardware.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) architecture
spatial perception
alloplastic indeterminate architecture
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