Work samples by David McConville
David McConville’s doctoral research and artistic works examine the history and use of immersive visualization environments for exploring different approaches to modeling knowledge through the interpretation of cosmic models.
Cosmological Cinema: Metaphor, Symbolism, and Immersion
poster presented at re:place 2007: on the histories of media, art, science, and technology
Treachery of Cosmography (2009)
Birdman, Ptolemagic, Copernikant, and Oikoumene from Boundary Work I (2010)
Optical Nervous System (2004)
Perceiving Home in the GeoDome at COP15 (2009)
Work samples by Peter Anders
The collaborative piece Stellae Mundi shows a night time view of the Earth that has been rendered as a star map. The constellation names are Latin for the human emotions. The stars themselves are named for parts of the body. The piece was created for an edition of Blast art magazine in the 1990s. The theme of the piece was the strangeness of the familiar, and how – in our observations of the unknown – we invariably mark it with our own preconceptions, biases and humanity.
Planetary Collegium Disk
This is a proposal for an international campus for a research institution. The institution, The Planetary Collegium, presently exists as an amalgam of several geographically dispersed campuses. The proposal is to find an architecture that unifies these campuses for collaborative and communications purposes. The Collegium design here is to exist in cyberspace as well as physical reality. The disk shown consists of seven local campus spaces that have their physical incarnations in seven locales on the Earth.
Polar position of Collegium Disk
The disk is the virtual center for all the constituent campuses. Although the physical campuses are in different parts of the world, their virtual double is a part of the disk centered above one of Earth’s poles.
Detail of Collegium Disk showing constituent virtual campuses
Constituent campuses: virtual and physical environments
This image shows a virtual campus and its physical double. Together the two form a “cybrid” an entity that is at once virtual and material. The architecture of the spaces is consistent to orient the occupants to their respective physical/virtual spaces.
Observatory of campus
All buildings within the cybrid campus have their doubles in cyberspace. One, an observatory, allows the occupants to see the comprehensive virtual spaces of the Collegium. The observatory is oriented to one of Earth’s poles, the location of the Collegium Disk.
An experiment in Mixed, or Augmented Reality that combines physical and virtual spaces. Here is shown a live 3D image of the author within a physical space.
Concept for a cybrid architectural office that provides design services for cybrid environments.
Cybrid office space
Design for an actual cybrid office for Caltech Industries, now Clorox. The physical space is shown in color, its virtual components are shown in outline.
Cybrid office space completed
View of interior of offices for Caltech.