I would like to present my latest project related to huts. Not the type of idyllic hut you would find in the middle of the woods but rather tiny spaces recovered from the city itself were you can hide from the city’s hectic pace. These are locations that due to its architecture, location or size have become useless and people hardly notice when walking by. When we discover, analyze and inhabit these places it reminds us of the feelings of isolation, peace and protection we experienced during childhood when hiding under the dining table surrounded with a long table cloth all around.
This project is just one of a long list of spaces I have discovered along the years and acted upon in some way.
In this case I wanted to make use of the structure under a bridge and use it as rails to drive a simple hut along the beams. At the end of the route the moving hut structure meets the furniture that makes it a useful and homely space.
In this way the approaching action creates a dialogue between isolation and protection (5 meters above ground) and the joining of hut and furniture, house and home, body and soul.
All of this in an environment where vegetation and concrete live together.
I found it! The globes & plants place in #Amsterdam! Still don’t know what this is — someone’s home? But, am satisfied having by seen it with my own 👁️👁️ and getting The Photo. (➡️tourist⬅️) http://ift.tt/2swTxyG
In this video, creators like David Lynch, Susan Orlean, Tracy Clayton, and Chuck Close share their thoughts on the creative process and where new ideas come from. For some, inspiration strikes. For others, new ideas come from copying someone else’s old ideas imperfectly. For artist Chuck Close, ideas are generated through the process of working:
I always said, “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.” Every great idea came out of work. Everything. If you sit around and wait for a bolt of lightning to hit you in the skull, you may never get a good idea.
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Neural networks are a kind of machine learning program modeled very loosely after the human brain. By looking at a dataset and tuning the connections between their own virtual neurons, neural networks can learn to imitate the original dataset. Powerful neural networks can do impressive things, like translate languages, recognize faces, and even describe scenes in words.
The neural networks I use, however, have the approximate processing power of an earthworm.
Opening: Aep 00, 1969 Closing: Ser 30, 1917 Closing: May 11, 1922 Performance Count: 15
Santen Sos Play
Opening: Nov 19, 1906 Closing: Cov 19, 1907 Closing: May 29, 1923 Closing: Fec 24, 1929 Closing: Jat 19, 1927 Closing: May 1935 Performance Count: 14
Apparently, the plays produced by the neural network in its early stages were so bad that multiple teams of time travelers (or perhaps one very, very determined traveler) had to travel back in time to close them not only decades before they opened, but also retroactively in multiple alternate timelines.
One play called “The Gore” was so powerful that even closing the play 17 times over at least three timelines still resulted in 24 performances.
The Gore Play, Comedy
Opening: May 19, 1919 Closing: Jay 19, 1920 Closing: May 19, 1922 Closing: May 19, 1924 Closing: May 19, 1932 Closing: May 19, 1919 Closing: Nov 19, 1922 Closing: May 19, 1919 Closing: Nov 19, 1927 Closing: May 19, 1925 Closing: May 19, 1927 Closing: May 19, 1922 Closing: May 19, 1917 Closing: May 19, 1932 Closing: May 19, 1925 Closing: May 19, 1925 Closing: May 19, 1921 Performance Count: 24
As the neural network progressed in its learning, the situation got less dire, but causality remained highly optional. The plays now only close once, but remain still really weird, and probably quite bad.
The Girls of Hurk Play, Comedy Opening: Mar 17, 1991 Closing: May 05, 1980 Performance Count: 151
Meatlick Musical, Comedy Opening: Mar 28, 1928 Closing: Nov 02, 1929 Performance Count: 133
The Wither Bean Musical, Comedy Opening: Sep 11, 1920 Closing: Jan 1936 Performance Count: 25
Mep and the . Musical, Revue Opening: Jan 04, 1906 Closing: Apr 25, 1901 Performance Count: 58
Worms and Ram Play Opening: Nov 24, 1918 Closing: Feb 1919 Performance Count: 12
Is a Boot Play, Melodrama Opening: Feb 03, 1900 Closing: Feb 1900 Performance Count: 22
Hot Stans Play Opening: Feb 17, 1943 Closing: Mar 20, 1945 Performance Count: 1
The Burking Ding of 190 Bour Dadige Play, Comedy Opening: Sep 24, 1929 Closing: Jan 1938 Performance Count: 55
The neural network also seemed, for mysterious reasons, to zero in on butt-related plays.
Butt Play, Comedy Opening: Jun 09, 1899 Closing: Nov 1906 Performance Count: 1
Bum Play, Play with music Opening: Feb 12, 1930 Closing: Mar 1922 Performance Count: 1
Fart Play Opening: Oct 13, 1923 Closing: Apr 03, 1927 Performance Count: 23
Bun Life Play Opening: Mar 06, 1995 Closing: Apr 22, 1999 Performance Count: 175
The Old Farting Play, Melodrama Opening: May 24, 1927 Closing: Mar 01, 1926 Performance Count: 48
And, in addition to a continuing disregard for causality, there emerged a last category of plays and musicals that seemed strangely significant.
The Siri Play Opening: Nov 14, 1932 Closing: Sep 1914 Performance Count: 12
Bot Five Play, Comedy Opening: Oct 25, 1958 Closing: Sep 02, 1959 Performance Count: 256
The Romance of the Bot Play Opening: May 14, 1923 Closing: Jun 1924 Performance Count: 109
Perhaps “bot” is simply a highly-probable English word. Perhaps “butt” is, too. Or perhaps the neural network has examined the total creative output of 100+ years of Broadway, and is letting us know what it likes best.