Digital landform design seminar

Key words: sensor networks, responsive landscapes, smart landscapes

Wherever one finds an extensive frontier (e.g. the skin which defines the extensive boundary of our bodies) there is always a process driven by intensive differences which produced such a boundary

–DeLanda. M, Space: Extensive and Intensive, Actual and Virtual in Buchanan.I & Lambert.G (eds) Deleuze and Space

The landscape is a palimpsest of conditional processes and properties, one that is open-ended, flexible, and adaptable, displaying a self-organizing uncertainty and dynamism. It is defined and shaped by a collection of material processes that reflect environmental conditions that change over time. The resultant formal composition of these phenomena inherently describes the forces that have shaped them and will continue to do so as form translates the material registration of force as ‘a network of enveloped material processes.’

The course explores the translation and visualisation of atmospheric conditions utilising sensor technologies that have the potential to extend our degree of observation and measure beyond that which is visible to the human senses to make the invisible visible. The intention is to explore the making new environments not necessarily as extensions of humans, but rather as new configurations.