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Henry Scott Debey (M)
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    Design Media Arts at UCLA
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    Immersive spaces - wrt nature
    Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA
    1. “Makin’ Hay” by Tom Otterness

    • Originally, designed for hay bale decorating contest - loosely based on 19th century painting, “The Gleaners”, by Francois Millet. Provides home for squirrels, it is a direct incorporation and implementation within the natural environment of typical northern california chaparral; they blend in well with their environment

    2. “Burning man”, founded by Larry Harvey

    • Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. The 2007 theme: “The Green Man”, essentially humanity’s relationship to nature

    3. “The Color of Palo Alto”, Samuel Yates

    • Yates received grant by city for project - combination of photography and G.I.S. for compilation of all colors in Palo Alto, California. Photograph of each business/ residence useful for fire department

    Media Art

    1. “EX-S-S-TW”, Shieh Chiech Huang, for “Networked Nature” exhibit

    • Inspired by everyday household electronic devices - exploration of organic systems
      dynamic circulation of electricity and air: a living micro-environment.

    2. “Celestial Mechanics”, Scott Hessels

    • Planetarium based artwork installation that visualizes the statistics, data, and protocols of manmade aerial technologies.

    3. “Fly to Mars”, Jennifer Steinkamp

    • Motion based on priestly prayers

    Bio Art

    1. “Genome Valence”, Ben Fry

    • Visual representation of algorithm used for genome searches - sequence of letters (DNA). Unique 9 letter sequences are highlighted with point on screen

    2. “Liquid Architectures”, Marcus Novak

    • Allogenetic: four dimensional, algorithmic architectural shapes that mutate in time. Combination of non-euclidian conceptions of space with aspects of algorithmic emergence and morphogenesis.

    3. “Park Wheel”, Llyod Alter

    • ‘Take the park with you’


    1. “NDRC”, Santa Monica

    • Highest certification available for green building design

    2. “Villa Savoye”, Le Corbusier

    • Architecture as ‘living machine’ - optimization of green/ open space

    3. “Ford Headquarters”, Bill McDonough

    • Roof top gardens/ lawns


    1. “Unpack a Park: Mobile Green Space”, Kevin Van Braak

    • Form of urban intervention - addresses issues like individualism v. community; helps introduce nature to concrete jungle

    2. “Urban Nomad Shelter”, Cameron McNall

    3. “Kings Park Federation Walkway”, Perth, Western Australia


    1. “A New Kind of Science”, Stephen Wolfram

    • Code generates it’s own mutations and results in cycles that can not be quantified or graphed or explained mathematically

    2. “Turritopsis Nutricula”, Immortal Jellyfish

    • Through transdifferentiation of cells, jellyfish regenerates from polyp to medusa and back; type of hydrozoan

    3. “Earth Cooling Reflectors”, Roger Angel
    - trillion miniature spacecraft 1 gram in mass and carrying a half meter diameter of sunshade

    Technology (Biotech)

    1. “Google Earth”

    2. “Watercone”, Augustin

    • Salty brackish water converted to purified water through condensation on the inside of the cone

    3. “Genetically Modified Mosquito for Malaria prevention”


    1. "Grizzly Man"

    2. "Kpax"

    3. "The Fountain"

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