Sunday, May 2, 2010

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5 final screenshots

I realise I will be penalised for this, but I tried and tried to transfer textures from sketchup to to sandbox without success. I have no idea what the problem is - it infuriated me! My model is therefore regrettably blank, but I wasn't sure what else I could do. I have also included in this section images of my final three textures so you can at least see what they should have looked like.

My model allows ease of access for both Darwin and Hawking, with a slope leading up to the front of the structure and ramps leading to all areas. Hawking's studio is on the left (when looking from the front), with easier wheelchair access, and a shorter distance to travel. Darwin's studio is on the right. Both scientists have been given some cover but are largely exposed to nature when in their studios, aiding their studies. Both scientists have spectacular and inspirational views. When moving to the meeting point, the scientists physically travel higher, representing the evolution of their combined ideas.

The height of the meeting point indicates that collaboration can lead to more successful thinking.

The scientists must climb from their already high studios to the even higher studio.

If my textures had worked, the meeting point would have been light and the two studios would have been darker, further promoting the idea of collaboration.

This is what my textures would have looked like...

36 custom textures

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Parallel Projection in crysis

As my model is a place for these scientists to work and come up with ideas, the physical structure and location of the model represents this. The model is situated high up to indicate the lofty heights to which these scientist's ideas have risen already, and the collaboration of their ideas in a central meeting point which is higher again than their individual studios indicates the potential for even greater success.

Electroliquid Aggregation

I have chosen to use Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking. An aggregation of their quotes would be:

"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value - what is needed for greatest success is a combination of traits, and it is clear that in the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

Parallel projections

First axonometric in Crysis

18 axonometric sketches

The Three Quotes continued...

Each of these quotes describes an idea pertaining to the use of collaboration to achieve a higher goal. Charles Darwin, with his theory of evolution, states that only through successful collaboration can species hope to evolve to higher life forms. Stephen Hawking, in stating that intelligence alone is not enough for survival, alludes to the fact that a collaboration of traits is necessary. Nicole Kuepper's quote explains that two problems can be solved by integrating them into the one solution. It is this idea, that collaboration can lead to an elevation of one's understanding, that I will be exploring through my model.

The Three Quotes

Charles Darwin:

"In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

Stephen Hawking:

"It is not clear that intelligence has any long-term survival value."

Nicole Kuepper:

"The reason why I'm so excited about solar technology
is because of its immense potential to help solve two major problems that I'm passionate about."