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Unit 5 Mapping Emergence: Nomads, Nodes, Strings & Paths - Working Methods - Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou BA ( Hons.), MA, Ph. D. Artist, writer, editor, critic.

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1 Unit 5 Mapping Emergence: Nomads, Nodes, Strings & Paths - Working Methods - Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou BA ( Hons.), MA, Ph. D. Artist, writer, editor, critic & educator London – Athens Emerging Algorithmic Terrains by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou, all rights reserved Urban Transcripts 2012: London, the (n)ever-changing city, 3-8 Dec 2012

2 Mapping Hertzian Spaces Does ‘Hertzian Space’ largely lack spatial logic? Is it possible to visually map it with accuracy? What are the implications of revealing the invisible data-flows for architecture & urbanism and a number of other disciplines? ‘Wi-Fi Camera’ takes “pictures” of spaces ‘illuminated’ by Wi-Fi, revealing thus the electromagnetic space of our devices and the ‘shadows’ we cast within such spaces. Bengt Sjölén and Adam Somlai Fischer with Usman Haque

3 Challenges & Opportunities 1_ Visualisation systems contribute towards our understanding of invisible phenomena, revealing unknown patterns, invisible or non-existent environments. 2_ More sophisticated viualisations “embracing” “the ubiquity of data visualisations of social phenomena” are needed (CASA, UCL). 3_ Error / uncertainty in the data may derive from the data quality and/or model assumptions. 4_ Uneven datascape (despite a decentralised ad-hoc and peer-to-peer mesh-structured Wi-Fi network proposal in 2004 by Bar & Galperin, e.g. fibreoptics protect the City of London’s network from algorithm delays) 5_ Balance overambudance & scarcity of data when visualising the “ footprints ” of our interaction with the urban environment & digital infrastructures (e.g. taking and sharing digital photos, accessing Google maps and My Location, wireless network communication, etc). The London City - Image from wikipedia

4 Open-source Urban Network Analysis Toolbox for ArcGIS. Spatial analysis on urban street networks similar to social network analysis. Human interactions: ‘links’/paths along which travel can occur, ‘nodes’/intersections where two paths cross, and buildings, where most human activities take place. These 3 elements are used to describe the spatial relationships between people, places and institutions.

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6 Martin Zaltz-AustwickMartin Zaltz-Austwick & Oliver O’Brien, Barclay’s Cycle HireOliver O’Brien

7 Anders Johansson Geo-located tweets: yellow circles that fade away by time Re-tweets: small white points moving onto a line connecting the location of the original tweet and the geo-location of the re- tweeter

8 Top 10 Twitter Languages in London - Eric Fischer (Summer 2012) The spatial distribution of about 3.3 million geo-located tweets (based on GPS) coloured by the language detected using Google’s translation tools.

9 London Urban Form 3D Map – 3D Cartography on ArcGlobe – Duncan Smith (CASA), 2010

10 from London Urban Form 3D Map – 3D Cartography on ArcGlobe – Duncan Smith (CASA), 2010

11 Sky Ear (2004) by Usman Haque -Architecture as software programming (realised through enhanced environment design). -Interactive “softspace interfaces between real and virtual spaces”. -Visualising & interacting with the dynamically evolving electromagnetic fields of the city that normally go unnoticed. -New types of interactive exchange between interior, exterior spaces and users. Based on: Usman Haque in Going Aerial. Air, Art, Architecture, ed. Monika Bakke, Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2006,pp , 72, 75, 77.

12 Gregg Lynn: Phase space "Phase space": a deep dynamics space of operative 'tracings' through "active interactions", shifting from "autonomous purity" to "contextual specificity". Its 'instances' emerge in a gradient field of potentiality. transformation-part-2/ Port Authority Gateaway (sweep)

13 Gregg Lynn: Form as site - “Flat-earth stasis“ ’ - Complexity - Formal purity - “Collaboration of enfolding a - Autonomy context & unfolding an object." - Mere visual ‘phenomena’ - “Curved gradient tectonics" storing virtual force & motion. Form: a complicated and evolving site where multiple forces are operating. transformation-part-2/

14 Eisenman’s Nordliches Devendorf 1992 Although it remains an object-based design approach, it is useful to see the indirect generation of architectural boundaries through interference, superposition & grafting processes. [Diagram Diaries]

15 interacting parameters of the city... visualisation of imperceptible interstitiality... emergent terrains of complexity... Drawing the Invisible workshop (E.Fratzeskou/C.Faraone), Urban Transcripts 2011, Rome

16 Symbols for mapping city-layers, their relationships & the emerging interstitialities

17 Rome City & Urban Superbia: Drawing the Invisible, Interacting city-layers. Work by Kyriaki Goti & Gebriel Admassu Askabe, Rome City & Urban Superbia: Drawing the Invisible, Interacting city-layers. Work by Gebriel Admassu Askabe & Kyriaki Goti, 2011.

18 Rome City & Urban Superbia: Drawing the Invisible, Corviale’s corridor ‘intervened’. Work by Sepideh Farjami & Zohreh Shaghaghian,2011.

19 Copyright by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou, all rights reserved


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