Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Cognitive Landscape Project

The Cognitive Landscape Project (TCLP) is a curatorial project exploring the combined affects of technology and systems for the representation of knowledge on environmental perception, cognition and the development of hybrid ecologies.

The tumblr site functions as the “aggregate space” for related media, text and ideas.

Cognitive Landscape: (approaching a definition)
- noun
1. A mental image representing or resembling a real or imagined environment.
2. The anatomical/physiological make up of the brain and its cognitive agents.
3. Real world environments and their virtual or electronic analogues that together create hybrid ecological spaces and infrastructures in which data, information and knowledge is embedded and communicated through various user interfaces and processing systems. 

More to come...

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Studio Update: 03.06.11 : Adjustments

I am in the process of readjusting. David Bruce Studios will remain the umbrella for my efforts however I will be using other platforms to better organize and provide access to those things I find interesting and to focus the writing and research on various projects. Projects will be given there own site/blog/tumblr... presence with all relevant info posting as necessary to respective sites. DBS will channel all broader efforts. The details will work itself out over time. Sorry if it gets confusing for a bit.

Simply put... I think. A brief breakdown....

Tumblr:  Will be used for random daily(ish) general sources of inspiration.
Twitter:   Will basically cover what tumblr does and do what twitter does also.
Pearltrees: Will cover the network of efforts.
Reader: Will cover shared blogposts of interest from my google reader.
Blogger: Will be cover broader full spectrum of my practice.
DavidBruceStudios: Will be a hub but is going to get a major overhaul after graduation.
DavidChristopherBruce: Breaking off soon..Will be solely focused on the portfolio and exhibitions. Site will open at the end of the summer.

Future project sites will open as necessary.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Guest Post @ Urban Tick : An Ecology of Space : Periplastic

(Gordon Matta-Clark; Building Cuts; 1970's)

In light of a recent publication by Harvard's Graduate School of Design a second series of discussions surrounding Ecological Urbanism is currently underway. Having been asked to contribute to this discussion I am happy to say that I will be sharing a few posts here over the next few weeks that fall outside of the scope of our current focus on space in the city. These extras are the result of my wanderings through ideas related to urbanism while I was developing the main post.

My initial contribution to urbanTick; one of host sites for the series. It can be found here: Periplastic.

"The second series is hosted by Annick Labeca, DPR-Barcelona, Taneha Bacchin and urbanTick. The posts will rotate between the three platforms of Urban Lab Global City, DPR-Barcelona and urbanTick."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

More photos from the Venice Biennale

More photos from the Venice Biennale: "

© Patricia Parinejad

A couple of weeks ago we showed you some photos of the Biennale by Marco Zanta. Today, photographer Patricia Parinejad sent us more pictures from different installations at the Venice . Check them after the break.

White2 Sculptures by Aranda / Lasch - © Patricia Parinejad White1 Sculptures by Aranda / Lasch - © Patricia Parinejad Neon3 Neon Installation by Cerith Wyn Evans - © Patricia Parinejad Neon2 Neon Installation by Cerith Wyn Evans - © Patricia Parinejad Neon1 Neon Installation by Cerith Wyn Evans - © Patricia Parinejad Czech5 Czech Pavilion - © Patricia Parinejad Czech4 Czech Pavilion - © Patricia Parinejad Czech3 Czech Pavilion - © Patricia Parinejad Czech2 Czech Pavilion - © Patricia Parinejad Czech1 Czech Pavilion - © Patricia Parinejad AndresJaque © Patricia Parinejad AndresJaque2 Installation by Andres Jaque Architects - © Patricia Parinejad"

Monday, August 2, 2010

Transcendent City

Transcendent City: "

Richard Hardy, a recent graduate from the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, produced this eye-popping video—exploring an all-encompassing machine-forest populated with mechanical flowers and fluttering urban biotechnologies, with architectural sponges perched high atop masts—for Nic Clear's Unit 15.

Called The Transcendent City, the film documents what Hardy describes as 'an autonomous artificial machine that extends across the earth adapting to the natural eco-systems it encounters while deriving its energy from the renewable resources available at each particular site. The systems desire is to maintain homeostasis within itself whilst maintaining homeostasis within the greater system, Gaia. Its processes are engineered on the molecular scale by nano technologies controlled by molecular computers that monitor and analyse the environment.'

You can see a handful of Dr. Seussian stills from the film over on Hardy's Flickr stream.