Archinect - News 2014-12-22T16:28:26-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/59896158/wave-dilfert-by-the-principals Wave Dilfert by The Principals Gravitas 2012-10-23T12:41:00-04:00 >2012-10-23T19:53:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/69/69wqdfgso36dhs6n.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Principals' latest exploration of interactive architecture, Wave Dilfert, reads the changes in light and shadow occurring within it, catalogs and calculates them, then pulses, contracts or expands in reaction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> present the newest chapter in their exploration of interactive architecture,<br> Wave Dilfert: Wave (moves in wave-form oscillations) + Dilfert (geek-like intelligence, absorbs information&nbsp;like a sponge). Wave Dilfert is a new kind of space that reads the changes in light and shadow occurring&nbsp;within it, catalogs and calculates them, then pulses, contracts or expands in reaction. The installation was&nbsp;inspired by the work of <a href="http://www.ushahidi.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ushahidi</a>; a non-profit, crowdsourcing disaster relief, tech innovator. Much how&nbsp;Ushahidi de-mystifies the complexities of war-torn or disastor ridden locales, The Principals developed a&nbsp;system that could de-mystify the complexities of space through sourcing the information of its users and&nbsp;making it accessible through interaction.</p> <p> The largest and most ambitious yet of The Principals&rsquo; research installations, Wave Dilfert was&nbsp;designed and displayed for <a href="http://www.feastongood.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Feast</a>, an international ideas conference held in NYC on&nbsp;October 5 and 6. The installation measu...</p>