stand as metaphers for two interesting projects of CITA (center for information technology and architecture ) discovered via PLSJ:
– weaver :
Weaver seeks to explore the potential intersections between an intelligent surface and its inhabitation. As a collaboration between architecture and textile design, the aim is to explore the spatial potential of a continually changing surface as well as its material properties. Working between the scaled and the actual the, Weaver seeks to explore ideas of a fluid morphology, taking shape through its performance.
Lacing is a physical display for a set of intelligent agents moving through a computed space. Where digital environment generally are experienced through visualisations of the computed environment, Lacing is the making of a physical reality generated through the emergent behaviour of a set of intelligent agents.
The agents’ behaviour is defined by simple low-level rules that lead to the emergence of high-level patterning (Sea Unsea is based on the same underlying agent program). In Lacing the agents behaviour is interfaced with a physical display, a machine that pleats threads together. Learning from 17th century lacing techniques, Lacing seeks to create a momentary fold, a lace structure that continually is ravelled and unravelled with the movement of the agents.
project development of lacing also described here
.. and as I like the image of the lace here a relinking to an elder post on a text and thoughts about relations between the lace and translation, connections to memory, and the necessatity of the space inbetween.