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*Exhibition opening and presentation of the project August 20, 17:30 As part of the ISEA2004 (International Symposium on Electronic Arts) program. The Fishing Kit is installed and open to the public from August 15 to August 22 Address: Galleri U, Hungarian Cultural Center, Kaisaniemenkatu 10, Helsinki

In case you can not make it to Helsinki, the project will be presented at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture, September 12 to November 7, within the Hungarian Pavilion.

*2004 aug We are delighted to welcome Bengt Sjölén, an independent game technology researcher joining Induction House for ISEA, working on the Linux-OpenGL-Computer vision engine!

The Prototypes

Induction House V3, the Fishing Kit --> see more night / day

Induction House V2, Distributed Projection Structure --> see more

Induction House V1, The Fish Tank --> see more


Three constructed architectural prototypes discussing the above questions; built metaphorical structures that bring together these design aspects. Hybrid constructions, architectural models, engineered structures, electronics and media design, all combined to create the experiments. --> Read more

Low Tech. Example: In the first two versions we used our own non-efficient technology, the Morse-mouse. Due to our limitations in programming and hardware skills, we use Flash as a projection engine, and to interface this program to sensors, we use a computer mouse, and a small device that is clicking Morse code messages on the Mouse button, where flash is listening to those. A human protocol on a human interface. --> Read more

diagram showing all three installations comparing physical and resolution values --> See it large

The project is developed by aether architecture, www.aether.hu
Adam Somlai-Fischer, Péter Sándor Nagy and Anita Pozna.

Aether architecture www.aether.hu is an adventurous architecture practice and collaborative. Our focus is on design research relating to spatialities both in actual and virtual environments with a driving force to create a valid architectural response to the rapidly changing social spaces of the information and media society, where information and its re-organizing effects have dramatically altered our perception and understanding of spaces.

Such new architectures are not yet present, so to test the new experiences, our investigations are carried out through the making of architecture prototypes, installations that embed both physical design and engineering as well as computer programming and graphics, etc to various degrees. Our media design utilizes low-tech solutions by re-appropriating existing tools and technologies for new functionalities.

These installations are then presented to the public, where exhibitions are used as a test bed for later evaluation, how certain issues and spatialities are responded to by visitors and the professional discourse. Besides design research aether architecture also produces client work that is strongly informed by our investigations, has an experimental edge to it.

For Induction House V3 at ISEA Bengt Sjölén was building the Linux-OpenGL-Computer vision engine. Bengt Sjölén, an independent game technology researcher, born in Sweden in 1972,
has been programming games since he was just 10 years old, starting with assembler on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum just because he was bored with the games he had. Bengt's work range from low-level hardware reverse-engineering to video graphics and conceptual 3d projections via game engines, physics simulations, audio software, mobile phone technology and linguistics. He worked for 5 years on Game Design Sweden and later Netbabyworld, designing and implementing 3D multiplayer game engines for PlayStation, Macintosh, Windows and Linux. He strongly advocates the use of, and contribution to, open-source software and other non-proprietary technologies.
bengt@automata.se, www.automata.se, +46 70 740 43 29