ULTRASOUND / 2003 / 27 / 28 / 29 / NOV /
CONFERENCE / Saturday 29 November /
Code as Environment, Environment as Code
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Canal Side East Lecture Theatre
University of Huddersfield
If sound is a quality of spatial experience,
in a virtual environment it is first pure data.
If the machinic space of data and code can be
usefully described in architectural terms
[the software/hardware architectures] how do we
describe our experience of these?
Ultrasound is sound at a frequency in excess
of 20kHz - outside the threshold of human hearing
- we can measure such frequencies and other
'invisible' environmental phenomena, we can describe
[the data] and mediate these to make them
perceptible. As we develop machines capable of
operating in more than 4 dimensions simultaneously,
and as these become increasingly tectonic as well
as electronic; actual as well as virtual - what
ecosystems, what artificial paradises, landscapes
or environments do we [and they] occupy?
The Conference session focuses on two full papers,
with contributions by invited guests.
The first paper is from Neil Spiller, Reader in
Architecture and Digital Theory, Bartlett School
of Architecture, UCL.
The second paper extends recent Digital Research
Unit [DRU] research by Martin Howse and Jonathan
Kemp ['artificial paradises' or 'ap'].
Together these papers and the discussion they
generate, will "expose code as environment and
environment as code" [ap] through the
presentation of projects that render the
Further information will be announced soon.
Director of Research
Department of Architecture
T: + 00 44 1484 473589