AA Inter 3

Friday Update: Nika by nikademl
November 21, 2014, 4:47 pm
Filed under: 2013-14

I have been researching maps and mapping. I found the illuminated manuscripts as a record of history, culture and of course the lands. The Ottoman manuscript really caught my attention aesthetically. https://www.flickr.com/photos/medmss/4689070830/in/photostream/.

Secondly, I have looked more into the ways of creating the mechanism as a Orrery. But I have trouble understanding some of the basics (how are the gears of different ‘planets’ in my version lands connected so they turn around the same shaft at different speeds? http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v409/n6818/fig_tab/409391a0_F4.html

I have found a textile that reacts to the pressure/touch which could cover the sides of the model, so that when people touch it the speeds change. Or I have thought about creating compass to go with the model that could be covered in this material.

Wastelands Ordinance

I have created maps exploring the main attribute of each of the islands. In this case it is the redistribution of arguable land (due to splitting lands between children into such small lots that they are no longer profitable… then they need to be sold to a larger land holder)

Then I explored what placement of the islands would be interesting, so they would keep meeting each other.

islands configure copy

And finally, I tried to create a model of those configurations. I know I will be using continuous rotation servo so I have ordered them now. Now I need to decide on placement of each of the islands based on attributes and relations to the other island.

2014-11-21 16.27.40


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It is interesting to see the different medias you are using to think about the work. But it is also important to note that you can further progress the arduino tests and how its use influence the project development. There is some very nice poetic elements to the work about the islands. In a way would be good also to explore it on how they move (very fast of tediously slow), how the inputs for their move could be simple but also have a influence on the idea.
There is a certain level of abstraction to the models now (and drawings), which could be improved on larger model tests, having photographs or videos as part of recording exercise. However it is important to see more models and tests than what is at the moment on the blog. Without them the idea would be developed via drawings instead of testing.
We look forward to see more and improved models relating to a few nuances (slow, fast, for example) of the experiment.

Good luck and see you on Tuesday.

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