Mon, Apr 16, 2007
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CONCEPT 02 // Future Prototype
Project: Design Media Arts at UCLA

beehive- each spore contains one of five elements of nature, come and go as you please. upon entering, find yourself in an infinite space. the universe is endless so why can't the space colony be? everything located in colony is made up of the 5 different elements- wood, fire, earth, metalm and water. we are therefore forced to respond to nature to create our own environment, creativity and wit to make tools and shelter to survive. DEVELOP ORGANICALLY. man doesn't re-recreate the environment it creates itself.

cylindrical colony
multiple combs serve a different function // mobile environment, create your own beehive in each environemnt. large beehive orbits the sun while each spore rotates in cylindrical sphere creating artificial gravity w/in the space.

water- to swim/bathe/drink in
mountains- put everything into perspective, sense of retreat
metal- to build
wood- for shelter
fire- ill think of something

loose trading no currency w/in networking.


something that incorporates a function or form of nature
golden ratio- re-creat the opening of a flower or cocoon and create a spacecraft that follows the same function

found the golden ratio expressed in the arrangement of branches along the stems of plants, and of veins in leaves. He extended his research to the skeletons of animals and the branchings of their veins and nerves, to the proportions of chemical compounds and the geometry of crystals, as well as the use of proportion in artistic endeavors.

s that it's ingrained in our DNA to see it as pleasant

the golden ratio

a number of studies have shown that faces judged to be beautiful, regardless of culture, are highly symmetrical. Nature seems to have a bias in favor of balanced pairs — two arms, two legs, two eyes, two ears, two wings. Two recent studies found that greater symmetry in men corresponds with more and faster-swimming sperm.

rendering made on photoshop/illustrator using organic materials overlayed on shapes. 1st sketch..

how to create artificial gravity and therefore allow water and fire to coexist in the environment:

inventing an atmosphere of weightless dimensions- liquids transmit into shperes. each spore will be a shpere "ultrasonically" stabilized. "Iconosphere"- support artificial gravity and water. rotating while in orbit. as shown above. enough gravity to grow plants and hold water in a pool. (water pool wrapped around axis of rotation- Kalpana One)

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