Group 1: surveys
- How the parasites are using its site?
- Which site is more attractive to the parasite?
Group 2: analysis ( collect data)
Parameters ( they will be measured in a degree scale from 0 to 10)
- Moviments (circulation)
- Natural Light
- Communication interation
- Flexibility of the objects in the space
- Level of obstruction
- Volume of space
12 Spaces's Categories: Hallways, Studios, Seminars, Offices, Bathrooms, Auditorium, Coffee machine's space, stairs, dean's offices, exhibition spaces, rest spaces (smooking, bench), big space (hall).
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Group 3: digitalization of parasite/ host behavior
All the students: constructions drawings / making
1. Preliminary research was performed to discover the general biology and physical characteristics of parasites.
2. We determined the parameters relative to the qualities of the space. These parameters considered the environmental needs of parasitic organisms.
3. Building 08 spaces were categorized based on their programmatic uses. The spaces were evaluated based on the parameters chosen.
4. Evaluations to produce values ranging from 1 – 10 (10 being high) for each parameter were performed by groups of two for each space. The results are relative to each analysis group.
5. Averages were taken of all the parameters to find Building 08’s strengths.
6. The strongest parameters were identified. The parasite’s characteristics were designed based on the building’s strengths, and how the parasite will feed off these. Building 08 has a large amount of natural light in almost every space.
7. The building’s greatest weakness was chosen as the lack of private space for individual conversations. This need led to the design parameters.
8. The Design Parameters were established.
Design Parameters for the Parasite
1. Needs light, reacts to movement.
2. Complex form creates obstruction, causing a new path of movement.
3. Needs ability to touch moving people.
Consider: The parasite should be simple in materiality (Physical Design)
The resulting form should produce an intimate/private space.
9. Finalize the parasite form, including component design.
10. Construct parasite, through use of construction drawings.
- The representation of data as stored in an organism’s brain is a system based on units that grows more complex as more data is stored. A system of parts grows into a network of information.
-Information about an organism’s surrounding environment is stored in its brain through neural encoding. The coding is representational of the contained data.
- Cognitive learning – An organism learns about its environment during its lifetime, rather than already knowing everything about its surroundings from birth. It stores information in its brain that it learns through exploration. As more data is stored, the information network becomes more complex. As the network increases in a complex nature, the question remains: What is the effect of allowing a system to add structure as it grows?
- Data is stored as units of information.
- The units are connected as a network.
- As more units are added, connections increase. The network becomes more complex.
- The network develops a structural appearance based on the connections.
- What is the appearance of the network’s structure? Is it based on the network becoming more regularized, or is it the pattern of the units?
Protevi, John. "Deluze and Wexler: Thinking Brain, Body, and Affect in Social Context." Cognitive Architecture. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers. 2010.
- The traditional approach to understanding cognitive learning is considering the brain to be a type of computer with information that runs on programs within the computer system. This method views cognitive development as being restrained by rule systems based on the "software." But in the new approach to understanding cognitive development, cognitive learning is seen as a network that grows through the strength and number of connections between information.
- Brains are not computers that have software installed that run based on prescribed rules.
- Information is stored as a network within the brain.
- Connections between the information are strengthened and grow in number, rather than replicating data in a pattern.
* was born in Michigan, 1940, and and have concentrated his works in experimental and theorical practices since 1976.
* had always combined the works of architects and artists, even as using social and scientifical themes.
Lebbeus Woods, Injection Parasite, Sarajevo, 1992-93
Research by Amanda
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