Memory, difference, and information: Generative architectures latent to material and perceptual plasticity

Andrew P. Lucia, Jenny E. Sabin, Peter Lloyd Jones

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Abstract

Stemming from ongoing research between architecture and the biological sciences, this paper explores dynamic organizations of matter in both a multi-dimensional, microscopic scale human cellular system and a human-scaled perceptual environment from an information theoretical framework. This research examines latent virtual diagrams residing within real dynamic material systems whose generative potential emerges from difference, history, and ultimately the structural information content of spatiotemporal data arrays. Through the development of a design tool, we offer a method for visualizing the underlying formal structures of these data arrays. Currently this method is being developed and deployed in the biomedical sciences as a means of analyzing dynamic biological data sets for purposes of determining unique spatiotemporal behavioral signatures in different cell types within unique cellular environments. From a design standpoint, a parallel aim of this research deploys these same information theoretical principles as an analytic technique, specifically in areas of generative design, materiality, and affect as they pertain to organizations of data arrays generated from objects within their environments with and without perceiving subjects, or what we call relative observers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2011
Pages379-388
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 26 2011
Event15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2011 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 13 2011Jul 15 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Information Visualisation
ISSN (Print)1093-9547

Other

Other15th International Conference on Information Visualisation, IV 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period7/13/117/15/11

Keywords

  • architectural models
  • computational design
  • difference
  • geometry
  • information theory
  • material phenomena
  • memory
  • perception
  • spatiotemporal order

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