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VVC2008 | biacs3


The VVC focuses on public behaviours that sustain creative communities. Virtual environments, when supported by a spatially unifying concept, offer the possibility that learning communities in the digital city can be both more dispersed and more intensely related than heretofore. While sites such as facebook allow viral clustering of individuals with like interests, we ask what kind of relationships between real and virtual environments offer support to learning communities. We have been exploring relationships between real environments, rich in sensory and spatial information and virtual environments developed around emerging communication software application QuickLinks that is information rich.

VVC2008 | Introduction


Visualizing the Virtual Concourse. Linking the real and virtual environments through architectural intelligence. Visualizing the Virtual Concourse focuses on public behaviours that sustain creative communities. Virtual environments, when supported by a spatially unifying concept, offer the possibility that learning communities in the digital city can be both more dispersed and more intensely related than ever before. While social networking sites such as facebook and flickr allow for viral clustering of individuals with like minded interests, we ask what kind of relationships between real and virtual environments offer support to learning communities. In Visualizing the Virtual Concourse we are exploring relationships between real environments, rich in sensory and spatial information and virtual environments - the realm of architecture - and opportunities for using architectural intelligence in virtual space using emerging communication software applications such as Quick-Links that are information rich collaborative tools. The VVC experiments and demonstrates potentials for architecture beyond conventional accommodative opportunities, reassessing current modes of operation and re-contextualizing them within the virtual, but always relating that back to material, physical realities. Through VVC we propose the creation of user generated, web 2.0 visual models for engagement and selfmonitoring that offers the possibility of positive new linkages between material and virtual space.


VVC2008 | Biomimicry


VVC2008 | Biomimicry


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Lily Anther Late Prophase

Anthers are the male reproductive structures of flowering plants that produce pollen. Each anther is deeply bilobed, and each lobe contains two structures called microsporangia. At the center of each microsporangium are numerous mother pollen cells that, after undergoing meiosis, form microspores (pollen grains). Nutrients are provided to a developing cell by the columnar tapetum cells that surround each microsporangium. During the late prophase stage, the tapetum cells are usually microscopically visible. Upon maturing, the pollen grains are released by the anther and made available for transport to a female reproductive organ called the stigma.

VVC2008 | Biomimicry


VVC2008 | Concept


OPTION 1_user 1_ B ZOOM x 3

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Point Division

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Each individual “sub strand’s” circumference is divided into points on a surface

VVC02 ZOOM x 2

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SCALAR BREAKDOWN OF COMPONENTS

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Sector Division Zoom into Cross Section Cross Section The torus id made up of “strands”. each strand representing a VVC studio. By placing them next to one another it is easy to see patterns of behabviour. Similarities and differences.

Each VVC “strand” is comprised of users/avatars. These Avatars are represented with “sub strands.” In the center there is a spine that represents the collective knowledge.

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Each individual “sub strand’s” circumference is divided sectors


VVC Nucleus

Volumetric Transformation

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The radius changes depending on the number of hits on links per week. The greater the participation the stronger the core becomes.

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Volumetric Transformation

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The radius changes depending on the number of messages sent per week. The greater the participation the more presence an element has.

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E Each sector becomes a sub cell. These cells can deviate depending on the quality or quantity of the message.

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PARAMETRIC COMPONENTS

Sector Transformation

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Volumetric Transformation The radius changes depending on the number of links per week. The greater the links the stronger the secondaty structure becomes.

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VVC2008 | Componentry Unpacked


SURFACE TREATMENT

relevence

Torus Cell


Research field such as biology, it, liturature, mathematics

RESEARCH VECTOR FIELD

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MATHEMATICS PHYSICS BIOLOGY IT

Each individuals research, either through links, or messages is given a vector in relation to a point field. The average of the individuals research bends the studios nucleus. The vector field gets reorientated each week like a c-plane providing consistancy

Plan of studio streams showing deviations in research.


VVC2008 | Model Componentry


Model Componentry | Studio Skin


Model Componentry | Studio Skin


Model Componentry | Studio Skin


The outer skin is an aggregative model of the inner componentry. The outer cells of the model correspond to the documented interactions of the studio participants within. The outer skin has a time-based correlation to it’s studio and could be used as a visual marker between studios.

Model Componentry | Interaction of Studio Participants


Model Componentry | Interaction of Studio Participants


Model Componentry | Studio Participation - uploads


Studio Participants

Data Links

Studio Database “core”


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Data links added by participants into the core of the studio. These links represent moments of interaction data imprinted into the memory of the class.


Studio Participants


Model Componentry | Studio Participation - uploads


Model Componentry | Links-Database + Collective Learning


Model Componentry | Links-Database + Collective Learning


A designated portion of each students ‘tube’ corresponds with the central core.


High level of studio interaction. Data being linked and uploaded at a higher rate.

Lover levels of studio interaction


Model Componentry | Surface Communication - Cells


Week

Single Student - Plan

Single Student Elevation Single Student - Outer Skin Message Detail

Single Student - Rolled Out Elevation

VVC 2008 - Sectional Diagrams


Week


Digital Fabrication | Rapid Prototype Model


Exhibition | Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporaneo Seville



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