E/B Office

Filament Mind

E:B Office

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Work: Filament Mind is a human information-driven installation designed to visualize the collective curiosities and questions of Teton County Library visitors through a dynamic and interactive spatial sculpture. It’s inspired by the concept that our civic spaces should be intelligent and responsive, communicating as much to us as we do to each other, enabling a form of intra-environmental social interaction between our thoughts and the material of our built environments. Whenever any Wyoming public library visitor anywhere in the state performs a search of the library catalog from a computer, Filament Mind illuminates that search in a flash of color and light through glowing bundles of fiber optic cables. Each of the 1000 fiber optic cables hanging above (totaling over 5 miles of cable) corresponds to a call number in the Dewey Decimal System, which organizes the library’s collection into approximately 1000 categories of knowledge. These category titles are displayed in text on the lobby’s south and north walls at the termination points of the fiber optic cables. Just as libraries throughout history have inscribed the names and words of great minds into stone, Teton County Library will visualize the thoughts of all its visitors through a living, visual archive of their questions. Filament Mind will literally be the mind of the library and, by extension, that of the community. Experiencing it, visitors will witness the transformation of individual questions and queries posed to the digital catalog, transmitted through synaptic firings of form, color, and light, into a display of emergent collective intelligence of unprecedented visual expression. The installation aspires to illustrate how community is cultivated through the delicate weaving of our thoughts, desires, and questions exchanged and imparted on each other and our environments. And it’s the library that is at the very heart of this cultivation. Filament Mind is based on the notion that art, which is truly for the public, should manifest the ideas of the artist only as they are transformed by what’s in the hearts and minds of the community, as a reflection of the influence of place on our thoughts. There’s no greater manifestation of this influence than in the interests that we cultivate throughout life; the questions we draw from our world and express back to it through learning, exploring, and creating. Filament Mind was made possible thanks to funding from the Teton County Library Friends and other private support.

CREDITS Architects: E/B Office (Brian Brush and Yong Ju Lee), www.eboarch.com Client: Teton County Library, Jackson, WY Library Architect: Gilday Architects, Jackson WY Public Art Director: Carrie Geraci Data Visualization Design: Noa Younse, www.noayounse.com General Contractor: GE Johnson Construction Company, Colorado Springs, CO Structural Engineer: Nelson Engineering, Jackson WY Electrical Engineer: ME Engineers Inc., Denver, CO Tele-communications: Toolson Telephone Inc., Jackson WY Electrician: Greiner Electric, Jackson WY Metal Fabrication: Elliott Specialty Metal, Eugene, OR Illumination Equipment: Minar Illumination, Guangzhou, China Acrylic Text Fabrication: Shenzhen Ideas, Shenzhen, China Photography: David Agnello Photography, www.davidagnello.com Videography: Eric Daft, Fisher Creative, www.fishercreative.com Special thanks to: Larry B., Aaron C., Larry 1, Nick, Elsa, and D for installation support.

Photographer: David Agnello
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source: architizer
Brian Brush is a designer and educator who regards information as an instrumental material in architectural design. His work interrogates the instrumental gap between information and architecture through materializing data, developing methodologies for using spatial information as a generative tool for design, and using parametric models to fully realize and manage the construction of innovative environments.
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Brian studied Biology, Horticulture and Architecture at Montana State University as a Presidential Scholar, graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design. In 2006 he was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Fellowship and continued his studies at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) where he received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Urban Planning in 2010.
Since 2010 Brian has been a Research Assistant at the Columbia University Spatial Information Design Lab directed by Sarah Williams and Laura Kurgan, is a Visiting Scholar at the Montana State University School of Architecture and is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, teaching courses in Geographic Information Systems and assisting graduate design studios.
He is partner, with Yong Ju Lee, of E/B Office, an experimental digital design and fabrication practice based in New York.
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source: vimeo
Filament Mind is a human information-driven installation designed to visualize the collective curiosities and questions of Teton County Library visitors through a dynamic and interactive spatial sculpture. It’s inspired by the concept that our civic spaces should be intelligent and responsive, communicating as much to us as we do to each other, enabling a form of intra-environmental social interaction between our thoughts and the material of our built environments.
Whenever any Wyoming public library visitor anywhere in the state performs a search of the library catalog from a computer, Filament Mind illuminates that search in a flash of color and light through glowing bundles of fiber optic cables. Each of the 1000 fiber optic cables hanging above (totaling over 5 miles of cable) corresponds to a call number in the Dewey Decimal System, which organizes the library’s collection into approximately 1000 categories of knowledge. These category titles are displayed in text on the lobby’s south and north walls at the termination points of the fiber optic cables.
Just as libraries throughout history have inscribed the names and words of great minds into stone, Teton County Library will visualize the thoughts of all its visitors through a living, visual archive of their questions. Filament Mind will literally be the mind of the library and, by extension, that of the community. Experiencing it, visitors will witness the transformation of individual questions and queries posed to the digital catalog, transmitted through synaptic firings of form, color, and light, into a display of emergent collective intelligence of unprecedented visual expression.
The installation aspires to illustrate how community is cultivated through the delicate weaving of our thoughts, desires, and questions exchanged and imparted on each other and our environments. And it’s the library that is at the very heart of this cultivation. Filament Mind is based on the notion that art, which is truly for the public, should manifest the ideas of the artist only as they are transformed by what’s in the hearts and minds of the community, as a reflection of the influence of place on our thoughts. There’s no greater manifestation of this influence than in the interests that we cultivate throughout life; the questions we draw from our world and express back to it through learning, exploring, and creating.
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source: nomadaqblogspot
Los usuarios de una biblioteca realizan de consultas sobre los mas peregrinos y variopintos temas, sus archivos tanto físicos como digitalizados son en esencia los predecesores de los buscadores en Internet. A través de términos y etiquetas sirven para catalogar todas y cada una de las referencias que lo componen, ya sean libros, material fonográfico o índices cinematográficos tienen un autor, un titulo y un genero que orienta al usuario sobre el contenido que busca.
Creada por el colectivo artístico E/B Office, la isntalación Filament Mind se basa en este sistema de catalogación, esta diseñada para visualizar las preguntas colectivas de visitantes de la biblioteca a través de una escultura espacial interactivo y dinámica.
Instalada en la Biblioteca del Condado de Teton en Wyoming, Estados Unidos ilumina las búsquedas con un destello de luz y color a través de haces brillantes de cientos cables de fibra óptica. Siempre que un visitante de la biblioteca pública en cualquier parte del estado realiza una búsqueda en el catálogo de la biblioteca se ilumina uno de los mil cables de fibra óptica que cuelgan.
Para su montaje se empleo una solución LED y un total de más de cinco kilómetros de cable. Los títulos de las categorías se muestran en texto en las paredes norte y sur del vestíbulo conectados a través cables de fibra óptica con los registros que formulan los usuarios, crean una sinfonía en la que se alternan las etiquetas iluminadas en diferentes colores y las que permanecen en espera.
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source: archreport
设计是一个人本信息驱动照明装置,通过一个动态的互动性的空间雕塑使图书馆访客的集体好奇心和质疑得到可视化。设计者认为,人类的文明空间应该具有智能性和回应性,能够同人类形成对话交流,是物质环境与思考互动的社会空间。这也是该装置设计的原动力。
智能照明装置拥有1000条光纤,连接图书馆电脑不同分类信息终端,只要访客从电脑上搜寻该图书馆的信息,装置的某条光纤便荡涤光芒。
这项设计力图阐释人们的思想、愿望和疑问的交流和相互作用是如何培养教化社区观想的。
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source: nskhr
Zapanjujuća digitalna instalacija izrađena je od više od 8 kilometara optičkih kabela, podijeljenih na 1000 dijelova, i 44 LED lampica.
Užareni um (Filament Mind) nije samo obična svjetleća instalacija. Ideja je instalacije vizualizirati online pretrage kataloga korisnika knjižnica iz cijele države Wyoming. Svaki dio kabela predstavlja jedan od 904 predmeta iz Dewey decimalne klasifikacije. Tako svaki put kada neki posjetitelj bilo koje narodne knjižnice u Wyomingu pretražuje online katalog knjižnice, zasvijetli kabel u određenoj boji koja predstavlja određeni predmet pretraživanja. Na taj način i knjižničari i korisnici iz trenutka u trenutak mogu pratiti koje se teme najviše pretražuju.
Ovom se instalacijom žele prikazati misli korisnika knjižnica stvaranjem živopisnoga vizualnog arhiva njihovih upita. Užareni um predstavlja um knjižnice, ali i um društva. Upiti korisnika uneseni u digitalni knjižnični katalog pokreću različite oblike i boje te stvaraju uzbudljiv vizualni prikaz kolektivne znatiželje.
Namjera je ove instalacije na inovativan način pokazati fino tkanje naših misli, želja i pitanja, kojima utječemo jedni na druge i na naše cjelokupno okruženje.
Instalacija je rad dvojice umjetnika Yong Ju Leea i Briana Brusha koji od 2008. godine u svojoj tvrtki E/B Office dizajnom stvaraju visokokvalitetna i inovativna dizajnerska rješenja.