TS Table of content

Working on the structure of the TS booklet as discussed – still thinking about it though. I must admit that I am not sure yet on how this year should unfold and what would be the outcome of this approach. My later part 2.4 and 2.5 notably needs to be extended, I need to be more precise on how to enter the screen and language. Definitely needs to think more about the effect of Alberti’s cipher notably. I also added Orpheus’s mirror, it was still in my mind, and is my main reference at the moment for entering the screen.

I am hoping that working on my thesis will help me find out potential relevant outcome…

1. [OVERALL THESIS] From language to space 

1.1 Genesis of today’s space production and reproduction
– Alberti’s descriptio disk : space coordinate (equivalent to today’s G-code)
– Alberti’s veil : division of space into grid cell (pixels)
– Alberti’s cipher disk : conversion of language (binary language)
=> conversion of space into language

1.2 From reproduction to creation
– Michelangelo : block and potential for creation
– Victor Hugo : language left the block for the printing press
=> block is where language is contained

1.3 Universality and interaction
– defining a language of space – alphabet
– first experiments : b&w drawings
– Orpheus : entering the screen – from reflection of the same to singularity
– Diamond Age’s primer : language for interaction
=> space reduced to language, it can easily be combined – can interact with us

2. [OVERALL TS] From static glyph to interactive experience

2.1 Block and chisel, primal extraction
– first excavations of language : Standing stone
– carving rocks : Ethiopian castle/church
– hand/tool interface = language process within the brain
=> slow processing, rudimentary language, material is the main constraint

2.2. Machine and automated exctraction
– mechanical tools and automated tools
=> faster processing, but simple language, material is a constraint

2.3 Digital manufacturing : shift from excavation to casting
– CNC to 3D printing
– computer become the new interface for language
– possibility to produce anything
=> fastest processing, most complex language, material bends to language will

2.4 Screen casting
– inputing alphabet within the screen
– generating space via alphabet
– working according to material constraint highlighted before
=> generating space at its source

2.5 Screen interaction
– language evolve according to our personal input
– possibility to share the language
=> interacting with space

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2 Responses to TS Table of content

  1. Natasha Sandmeier says:

    your thesis will help to clarify and push the TS and the TS will help to develop and clarify the thesis :) don’t worry.

    Write a short 100 -200 word statement that outlines the WHY of your TS. Should be a question/interrogation similar to or same as the thesis. use it to define the work.

    • Maxime Monin says:

      Yes :-)
      I pushed the thesis this week-end, it is definitely leading somewhere – I just need to fully grasp it.

      I will write the statement for tomorrow – time for ‘why’ to speak out clearly indeed !
      I am updating the video as well.