Archive for April, 2008

Camera and Sensor placement concept

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

As the Team of embarking on a trip to Venice for a technical survey, Gyula Július, the project leader made some concept drawings on the possible sensor and camera locations for the Corpora system. The red dots are the suggested locations of cameras, and the green ones are for the sensors.


Mucsarnok flyer/ Summer Issue – Corpora text

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

“What can architecture learn from the cities hollowed out from the
Cappadocia cliffs, from a wasp’s nest, or even from the structure of
an anthill? The project Corpora in Si(gh)te of the team
doubleNegatives Architecture, born of a Japanese-Swiss-Hungarian
collaboration, follows the model of structures originated without the
guidance of a designer-engineer, organized from the bottom up,
employing generative architectural technique. (more…)

The Palace and the Bridge

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

A small text as an example of easy theoretical background materials, this time on the Place of Emperor Diocletian and William Gibson’s mind.


Meeting at the Pixel Gallery, Budapest

Friday, April 18th, 2008

16.04.2008. I had an excellent meeting with Stephen Kovats, the artistic director of Transmediale.


General Outline Of the 11th Architecture Exhibition

Monday, April 7th, 2008

The 11th International Architecture Exhibition, directed by Aaron Betsky and entitled Out There: Architecture Beyond Building and organised by La Biennale di Venezia presided over by Paolo Baratta, will take place in Venice from Sunday, September 14th to Sunday, November 23rd 2008. The preview will be on September 11th – 12th – 13th.


registering a project domain

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

I’ve started to register the domain name so that we’ll have a URL that is easier to remember. It will be regsitered in 17 days, then we’ll migrate to it…

Meeting at the Műcsarnok

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Yesterday we had a great meeting at the Műcsarnok (literally – Arts Hall, I wonder why they brand themselves as Kunsthalle on their English site, and not have a proper English name). Műcsarnok is the organization hosting the Venice Biennale Hungarian Pavilion project, and it is within their framework that the Corpora exhibition will be made there.

They are very nice and operative people, and I’m sure it will be fruitful to work with them.


Bummer at the National Office for R&T

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Yesterday I met officials at the Hungarian National Office for Research and Technology, where we applied for funds to display Corpora in Hungary as a form to popularize embedded and ambient computing in general.

Corpora relies heavily on Zigbee wireless mesh-networked technology to sense the outside environment, which acts as input for the generated architecture. These sensors are spread around, magically form a mesh network and start to talk with each other that way. Then we can ask any one of them, who will get the information from the other motes and then give it to us. Much like gossip and other information is disseminated and spreading in human societies.

As it turns out, our application got the go-ahead after the usual evaluation procedure – but, the Office has already spent its complete budget for the program we applied for on other applications. For the whole year, even though it’s only April.

This is a major setback for both displaying Corpora in Budapest next year, and providing required resources for the Biennale exihibition.