1. The concept of a future sustainable city is developed for a society that is currently not responding effectively to environmental dangers. "Transcendence" in this case referring to a point in time between our modern earth and the ultimate earth when artificial intelligence has reached or surpassed that of the human. The Transcendent city explores the concept of a technological singularity, where humans may have evolved to transcend our carbon based bodies forming a hybrid system with the artificial machine and in turn overcoming our biologically determined limitations.

    The Transcendent City is an autonomous artificial machine that extends across the earth adapting to the natural eco-systems it encounters while deriving its energy from the renewable resources available at each particular site. The systems desire is to maintain homeostasis within itself whilst maintaining homeostasis within the greater system, Gaia. Its processes are engineered on the molecular scale by nano technologies controlled by molecular computers that monitor and analyse the environment.

    The film produced for my final year Masters in Architecture questions whether the conception of artificial intelligence has been a necessity in human evolution and if we therefore should embrace emergent technologies to engage with problems of sustainability and the city.

    Images: http://www.flickr.com/photos/52196289@N07/

    Music by Sonically Yours

    Selected by onedotzero_adventures in motion 2010 programme Citystates 10


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  2. Vestige is about a single particle transforming into several moments of complex organic shapes. It's appearance progresses into various stages of natural phenomenons, each of which comes from a computer simulated world and are slightly artificial and hyper real in appearance.

    Vestige became the Siggraph 2009 Computer Animation Festival Opening Animation and was part of Pssst! Pass it On 3.


    Florian Witzel: Direction, 3D Animation, Compositing
    Anh Vu: Direction, Compositing
    Kim Dulaney: Direction
    Andreas Gebhardt: Software Development
    Heiko Schneck: 3D Animation
    Jimmy Gaas: Particle Animation
    Jeen Lee: Compositing
    David Kamp: Music

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