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Taking forward my previous post relating to Anthony Howe’s Di-Octo, below I will show my experiments of how we can perceive movement differently depending on the speed on the gif/ video or how the artist is wanting us to perceive their work. 0-1-sec

Using two different colour inks, here I have experimented with the forms and shapes that can be created with the movement and how we percieve the ink dropping at diffrent speeds.

In the gif to the right it has a movement window of 0.1 seconds, I find when watching the image its hard to percieve the movement as its going to quick and hard for your eye to follow the ink as it drops into the water. Yet its intresting at the beginning because can see the large droplets of purple ink seperate forming an orgainc flow.

 

 
Here I have left a window of 0.2 seconds within this gif, I find that your able to watch the0-2-sec movement of the ink in a slower motion you percieve it diffrent to the 1st gif as your eye is able to follow the ink itself before blending with yellow ink and forming a movement that you can follow with your eye and almost become mesmerzied by how the ink drops into the water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below using a window of 0.5 second even though the movment almost become pixelated due to the slower speed, you again from the previous 0.2 second window perci0-5-seceve the movement of the ink diffrently. I find this movement of 0.5 seconds allows yourself to become fixated on the movement of the ink and organic forms it creates as it hits the water. I find it fasinating how when you slow an image down you can see how each window work with one another to create a movment for our eyes to follow and how we percieve it diffrently.

 

 

 

 

 

1-0-secFor this gif I have used a window of 1.0 second, although I find this is interesting to watch to see the individual movement I find its to slow for youself to become fixated on the movement to watch it flow within the water.

 

Overall I find the 0.5 second window works well, however I would like to experment with a 0.3 second window as I find this will allow yourself to percieve the movement at the right pace for our eyes to follow which could then relate and use further within my design to how we follow movement and can use within my design with the use of ornamnet architecture or motion screens within the entrance of my design.

Di-Octo

Anthony Howe is a kinetic sculptor who explores how objects respond to the exterior natural environments of wind and light, with significance to physics and our surrounding natural elements.

howe-1I found the sculpture Di-Octo fascinating; due to the motion and form of the sculpture it becomes mesmerizing when watching the movement of the steel arms. Below I have a link to YouTube where you can see how the sculpture moves within the exterior environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvgyHLAxgDc

I find that how the individual arms flow gracefully alongside one another corresponding with the other arm through the main circle frame creates a balance of the sculpture against the force of the wind.

I feel this relates to the wind tunnel at q121, although Di-Octo is controlled by exterior natural elements, and Q121 wind tunnel is mechanical, they both have a controlled element making a drive and circulation of energy within its environment.Shown in the YouTube link above and my previous blog entry you can see how when the video itself is slowed down and the use of shutter speed in the previous entry image could be taken further to how we may move around the proposed space.

Could I consider a controlled environment where we are purposely led around the space as the individual arms on the sculpture Di-Octo are and the wind is within the different air pressures, also would this kinetic form work for humans.

INITIAL DESIGN CONCEPT

Within the space and chosen area I want to design a social space for the people in the surrounding business park to use in between their working hours. Where they can connect and socialise together forming a sense of community.

Wind Flow Velocity

Wind Velocity is a viz_viwika_2fundamental atmospheric quantity that is caused by wind moving in between high pressure and low pressure. This was used and measured within the wind tunnel to see how different wind speeds would affect the aircrafts when in flight, testing their aerodynamics.

When captured on a low shutter speed, your able to see how the wind moves around the object creating an organic flow within the tunnel, I have shown this within the image to the right.This form is interesting especially as when in a wind tunnel it is controlled through a mechanical system allowing the aircraft or object to be balanced through the wind flow creating kinetic energy for the object and movement for the air.

SITE CONSIDERATIONS

The chosen site for this project is Q121 Farnborough, which is the last standing wind tunnel in the UK. Visiting the site I was able to see there was multiple areas of significance within the structured shell that I could explore for ideas within this project.

Q121 is a very interesting site that can be explored through the original materials, light, shadows, geometry, forms and volumes through out the differe
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Therefore the area of interest I would like to explore further is the wind tunnel. This is because I’m interest in the movement of the wind flow and how it was mechanically controlled through the tunnel and fan within the test area. Also considering the scale of the tunnel compared to an individual as shown within the image to the right, as it can become very dominant and overwhelming within the space.

 

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Could we live on the moon? Is a question that many people may ask themselves, is it possible, can we adapt to it physically and psychologically and if so, how would this affect us?

A psychological and scientific experiment will take place in August 2018 for 12 months to see how a group of five 18-25 year olds will cope when faced with human isolation and sensory deprivation.

The experiment is to get an understanding of how we could survive when stripped back to the basic needs for survival in an isolated space. Could we go back to basic living and learn to work together, helping one another solve problems we thought we might never face. But the question is will this make the candidates feel as if they are in solitary confinement, facing greater problems such as loosing control and concept of time, light, shelter, food and sound and only be in control of your subconscious thoughts, breathing and heartbeat. Will the isolation lead to insanity or human leadership and drive within one another. Or will the change prove too much for humans to face.

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The long-term focus of this experiment is to find a solution to how we may cope and work together to build a colony on the moon for humans to live within and be content with what they have around them. Will the idea of basic structure and specified materials for human survival of the moon allow you to feel at home within space, or will it just allow us to feel like we are trying to survive each day as part of our primeval instinct.

The chosen site is the Plaskett crater situated on the far side of the moon spanning 109 kilometres in diameter. The site is very flat and bathed in internal sunlight; with easy access to frozen water forming hydrogen and oxygen this could be an ideal location, as the site would support the main essentials for basic survival on the moon.

The chosen candidates will be watched over by CCTV and two physiologists to see how this experiment is impacting the human brain and how if we were to move to the moon and build a colony, what psychological precautions must take place to allow us to live happy with only the basic concept and skills we need to survive.

Taking into consideration the body of design, the layout will be an open plan space with glass allowing the natural sunlight to come in 24/7, and specified materials for space. Will the candidates keep their brain stimulated and prove to work with and the idea of problem solving situations around them.

Each candidate will be given a camcorder, notebook, pen, sketchbook and choice of three reading books to take up with them.

Following a structured timetable each day overtime physiologists are hoping to prove that although we may be in an isolated zone and only have the basics for survival we can find happiness within ourselves allowing us to in the near future consider building a larger colony where people could adapt and live on the moon surface.