Francois Morellet Systems overview compiled by google images
catalog by Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Van Der Marck, Jan; Kotik, Charlotta; Morellet, Francois. Cover by art by Bud Jacobs, 1984
cyclo. is a collaborative research project by Ikeda and Nicolai, which focuses on the visualisation of sound.
The artists are developing a database of sounds that they are composing for the visual responses these produce when analysed in real time using equipment developed originally for phase correlation in mastering vinyl records. With the help and development of such stereo image monitoring equipment, metering has become a visual process. The phase and amplitude of stereo signals can now be illustrated graphically. The audio elements have been constructed and chosen through agendas concerned with the minute editing of frequencies (often beyond the physical range of human hearing) and the perceptual amassing of audio elements to an undefined point. For Nicolai and Ikeda an ‘infinity index’ of sound fragments is a conscious motivation forming the basis of their research and feeding cyclo. with the audio material required for visuality. In amassing this archive, Nicolai and Ikeda transcend the usual dynamic whereby image acts merely as a functional accompaniment to sound. They arrive at a standpoint from which the audio element in the process is subservient to the desire and appetite of the image. Although this imaging is purely 2-D in display, the process proposes 3-D possibilities. Their proposition is that the structural complexities of these visual metered shapes, born and examined from the perspective of audio metering, may have in them a rich potential for architects, designers and engineers to find starting points for structural readings.
FORM+CODE In Design, Art, and Architecture
by Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams, and LUST. A guide to computational Aesthetics.
cementimental - harsh noise graphic novel - book art - surrealist object - artists’ books - pixel art - zine
Glitch, Designing Imperfection
“Systems Fail. Errors Happen, Computers don’t know whats going on.“ a book on Glitch Art and Design Aesthetics.
by jonas loh and steffen fiedler, digital-identities. flickr set.
GeoLogics: Geography, Information and Architecture
by “Vicente Guallart, pioneer of new media, examines the technological, social and cultural changes in our information society for new urban building. Presenting the last 15 years of his work, this book investigates architecture’s ability to construct systems for inhabitable environments in diverse environmental, social, and economic conditions.”
by BibliOdyssey. maps, atlases, charts, the solar system and more.
via generatorx, peacay
a book about generative design by Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Groß, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni. “For a few years now, generative design has been an insider tip at media art festivals and conferences. An interplay of complex information, graphic design and the opportunities provided by programming generate new, fascinating visual worlds that can visualize correlations and concurrences or allow chance to do the designing. We are experiencing a paradigm shift in design, which leads to new, formal visual worlds.” (yet only in german).
by Carsten Nicolai, 2009. “Grid Index is the first comprehensive visual lexicon of patterns and grid systems. It is an essential reference book for designers, visual artists, architects, researchers and mathematicians.” Gestalten Verlag. short interview at XLR8R. Carsten Nicolai: Gridlocked.
From Cultural Production to the Production of Space. “geographical information systems (GIS) have become a new lingua franca for collecting, collating, and representing data in fields as diverse as archaeology, biology, climatology, demography, epidemiology, and all the way to zoology. In many people’s minds, a newfound interest in geography has seized popular culture, the arts, and the academy.”
via The Brooklyn Rail, amazon
Tafel 23 - Cristatella
Kunst-Formen der Natur (Art Forms in Nature), by Ernst Haeckel, 1898.A flickr set by EricGjerde. Another online version is available via Kurt Stueber (Index aller 100 Tafeln).