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Distributed Memory Games meets Spatial Memonics, or Architectural Toys
I’ll let Saki, the originator of the project, lay out the introduction to our project: “
My PhyCom Final Project, Smart Architectural Toy is a collection of architectural units to play around by placing the units on a grid, a board.
My Awesome Partner: Meg Studer
I: It is said that the first chess was created by a monk in order to stop starting a war by the king who loved starting a war. Chess was a tool to simulate a real world, and also a tactile tool for ‘thinking’ which have iconic elements on the figures.
II: An artist, also an architect, Guy Debord led Situationist International created a battle game called Game of War. He recreated the rules of the battle and applied spacial elements in the figures.
III: One of the interesting points of chess can be its figure. It changes story of the board, giving cultural interpretation of a story of the game. Up to our modern times, creators have made a number of different sorts of figures. Once they place skylines of two cities, it starts a dialogue between two cities as well as enjoying the game. If the figures comprise interior features, it starts a spacial argument. It’s ‘s spacial conversation’ of the two players.
VI: My proposal is to create a smart architectural toy which allows to make a conversation between the two players in distance with time gap even by the same player as well as allowing the players to develop spacial language.
V: It will connect the players’ coincidental story behind making ‘a space which contains a number of narration in generating the combinations’.
VI: The players make conversations for past and future by accidentally make the same combinations as the past. Suddenly, it becomes ‘a key’ to open a memory container of their experiences with the toy, their friends, the places.
VII: See below for the structural components and view the next pcomp post for an array of progress shots.
COMPONENT AXON (PIECE AND GRID WIRING/CONSTRUCTION)
CODE SAMPLES (ARDUNIO, PROCESSING, PHP)
In the works…