The exhibition combines parametric modeling and fabrication techniques with emerging responsive media to present architecture and urban design projects in an interactive and digitally augmented environment.
The exhibition opened at the University of Toronto’s Eric Arthur Gallery on September 28 2009 and is currently at the CMYK Gallery of the University of Michigan’s A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, running until the end of December 2009.
“Monuments + Bits” dramatizes the event of collective monuments and their tense relationship to the immediacy of individual experience. Conventions are recast through new parametric capacities in the production of architectural form, while current developments in interactive media refashion perceptions of the fixity of the built environment. Current developments in interactive media refashion perceptions of the fixity of the built environment.
The exhibition design takes advantage of the different characters of the Eric Arthur Gallery’s two main spaces to explore contrasting strategies for the integration of digital technology and imagery into physical environments: while electronic and AV equipment is prominently displayed as part of a space-defining superstructure in one room (room A), it is seamlessly embedded in the other (room B).
A video demonstrating the interactive and AR features can be viewed on YouTube: