The destructive forces of nature reveal a morphology. Monoliths of heterogeneous matter, composed of stratified layers of points with unique densities and coefficients for friction, are disrupted by seismic pulses of various frequencies and magnitudes. The source of the quakes are defined manually by hypo-centers and hypo-lines. The altered territory is then read and interpreted using a series of scripts: the first identifies edge conditions, the second determines local density and maps it against sound waves to create a score which corresponds with the spatial qualities experienced as one moves through the space.
design team : michelle o'carroll, xinran ma, sepideh khazaee
ENCODED MATTER, GSAPP 2012
Instructor : Ezio Blasetti