Rising Tides Competition

Idea competition for San Francisco assuming sea level increases in coming years.

Deadline: June 29



Arctic Perspective Precedents

Some quick hits here, pressed for time....

We discussed several precedents during the meeting, here are a few:

Communication/Interactivity Precedent
R-G-B @ SciArc
Cameron McNall and Damon Seeley

Propulsion/Movement Precedent
Theo Jansen (various works)

Interactivity/Proprioceptive Precedent
Fox Lin inc.

Arctic Perspective First Meeting

What is the artistic meaning of a nomadic structure in some of the most barren areas of the world?

Competition Brief can be found here.

Within the next week we'd like to research the following things/ideas in prep for this competition:

- Power Generation in Arctic
-Portability Precedents
-Artistic/Civic function above the Arctic Circle
-Aboriginal Cultures above the Arctic Circle
-Snow Smelting
-Days of Light/Days of Dark
-Local Wildlife
-Propulsion systems.  (let's look for some cool propulsion systems that could be a form of artistry in it's own right.)

We'd like to focus a majority of the investigation at the moment on the Aboriginal Cultures in the north and let that drive the artistic necessities of what we design.

Other resources as suggested by competition brief:

Arctic Perspective Website: http://www.arcticperspective.org

HMKV info: http://www.hmkv.de/dyn/e_program_exhibitions/detail.php?nr=3594&rubric=exhibitions&

Average Climate Data for Igloolik: http://tinyurl.com/igloolikclimate

Walrus Magazine’s ‘Arctic Issue’: http://www.walrusmagazine.com/archives/2007.11/

Isuma TV: http://www.isuma.tv/

Arctic Maps: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/maps.html

Arctic Environmental Atlas: http://maps.grida.no/arctic

International Polar Year: http://www.ipy.org

Perry Castaneda Library Map Collection: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/polar.html

Arctic Maritime Jurisdiction Map and briefing notes: http://www.dur.ac.uk/resources/ibru/arctic.pdf

Government of Nunavut: http://www.gov.nu.ca/