Apr 17, 2012
Students: Liz von Hasseln, Kyle von Hasseln
Studio Title: Testa ESTm Vertical Spring 2012 ‘Real-Time’
Instructor: Peter Testa
Research Fellows: Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto, AT: Curime Batliner
Our project is about the visualization of the body.
In the New Representation in Scientific Practice Bruno Latour states:
“The information for the perception of an object is not its image. The information to specify something does not have to resemble it…Scientific imagery is never mimetic. If it was, there would be no gain of information between one step and the next.”
Our project, phantom geometry, is the description an anexact body understood as the bottom-up assembly of its component systems and forms. It is a visual assembly of data representing the multiple states and systems of that body. It is drawn in physical space at full scale, so it occupies space but is not yet materially instantiated.
The Robotics and Simulation Lab allows for the careful collection and display of such data. For example, we are working with a new class of visualization called projected tomoscopy. Our presentation reviews how such data is collected, processed, rendered and then choreographed and photographed while in motion.