HologramsPosted: July 10, 2011
Here’s a video that, if you haven’t seen it already, might shock you, intrigue you, scare you, or delight you. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen anything like it: computer-synthesized music artists. However, these electronic “artists” aren’t just remaining as audio files, they’re evolving into concert-capable holograms. Check out the video.
First, it’s a little breathtaking how far she sounds from being remotely human. Second, I’m amazed at how involved and stimulated the crowd is. Which brings me to think about how this could possibly be related to architecture…
Is it possible to create spatial experiences from things that are computer synthesized? If so, how does this change the way we design or even the end product? I can imagine that if I could create a holograms, I would test materials, colors, different floor plans, etc. It could also be used to give a more accurate representation to a client or to the designer. And with another video that I stumbled upon, these holograms could even transcend beyond just visual stimulation!
This then brings me to another thought about our curriculum at school. I think opportunities to incorporate computer science education to our architectural studies should be more available. After all, we do attend a school that competes with M.I.T. in that subject. Why not take advantage of the resources and apply it to architecture? I’d like to hear your opinions on this because personally, I think this is the direction that architecture is leaning towards: programmable architecture.