We are honoured to be included in the exhibition and accompanying book, Forensis by Forensic Architecture. The exhibition presents investigations involving imaging processes, satellite images, 3D visualisations, models and videos, mobilised as evidence on behalf of prosecution teams, civil society organisations, activists, human rights groups, and the United Nations.
Our exhibition NOISE: ERROR IN THE VOID explores the inherent mistakes made by modern technologies of vision. Here we see the unedited view of the world as seen through the eyes of the LiDAR machine. Reality is shrouded in a cloud of mistaken measurements, confused surfaces and misplaced three dimensional reflections. The exhibition opens 20th March at SURFACE_GALLERY, 51 Scrutton Street, Shoreditch.
We are very excited to be included in Bob Sheil's newest publication "High Definition: Negotiating Zero Tolerence" The issue explores the onslaught of new and highly accurate digital metrology tools in large and small scale 3D scanning and 3D modelling. Capable of measuring space to an accuracy of less than 1 mm, these tools offer unprecedented precision for the development and interrogation of design before, during and post production.
Something primitive animated the darkness of the Tate Modern’s recently opened Tanks. Artist Ruairi Glynn exhibited 'Fearful Symmetry' at the Tate Modern. His latest and most ambitious interactive installation to date has been developed through a collaboration with the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, Middlesex University Design Engineering and Kings College's Department of Robotics.
Slow Life Scanning is a technique we have been experimenting with over the last couple of years. In a similar manner to long exposure photography we are capturing motion over a period of time but rather than just a single 2D image, we capture this information in 3D. The most recent series of these works have focused on choreographed traumatic and tortured movements in The House of Detention, London.
During Fabricate 2011 we were lucky enough to exhibit with Gramazio & Kohler in the Bartett’s Gallery Space. Their exhibit was fascinating - robotic fabrication using live feedback from a laser scanner to edit the construction while in process. Just before it was disassembled we managed to grab a few scans of the completed structure with the robot trapped inside.
We are privileged to have been a part of the hugely successful Fabricate 2011 conference, exhibition and publication last weekend (14th+15h April). As well as exhibiting our HD light boxes alongside Gramazio & Kohler's live robotic fabrication we snapped a few quick 3D scans of events throughout the weekend.
In 2010 we produced a series of black and white and later colour scans of 55/02 - a shelter on the north shore of Kielder Water, Northumberland. 55/02 is the product of a collaboration between architect Sixteen*Makers and metal fabricator Stahlbogen. We used the scanning process as a tool for checking the actual product against idealised digital designs.
This year satellite imagery suggests that it is very likely there will be a near record low in Arctic ice extent. We have been documenting ice floes with our 3D scanner to understand their condition. The data will also help the sea ice scientists from Cambridge formulate detailed computer simulations of its movements and behaviour.