A trail of augmented reality artworks tagged to physical images across the city of Derby. The work explored data by association and the layers of meta-tags that aid and divert meaning.
An installation that examines the forces that have influenced the development of urban topography. The dynamics of a locality have been analysed using Alan Turing’s research relating to animal markings.
Turing’s reaction-diffusion theory explains the reaction between two chemicals referred to as the “activator” (a chemical that can replicate) “inhibitor” (a chemical that inhibits the progress of the activator) and demonstrates how they form patterns in nature. This principle of the activator and inhibitor has been applied to urban centres.
For the purposes of the installation the activator and inhibitors can be a number of events, public trends, policy rulings or opinions related to memory. Activators include redevelopment, new development or economic confidence whilst the inhibitor include historical significance, social change or economic viability. Motifs representing the activators and inhibitors were mapped over plans of urban centres. The result was a series of large-scale schematic-like generative compositions chronicling, economic optimism, social decline, regeneration or dereliction. The compositions depict the formation of patterns when different data is mapped to the topology of a city.
“Theories permit consciousness to ‘jump over its own shadow,’ to leave behind the given, to represent the transcendent, yet, as is self-evident, only in symbols.” Hermann Weyl, logician mathematician
Large scale digital drawings and ultra high definition animations created from algorithms exploring the visualisation of theoretical ideas. The drawings are inspired by the work of Satyendra Nath Bose and Rabindranath Tagore and explore the application drawing as a method of rationalisation and an interface between the theoretical and perceivable. The pieces are created by manipulating aspects of an algorithm.