Archinect - News 2017-10-19T16:17:01-04:00 Architects + artists conceive of the world differently than other people, study reveals Julia Ingalls 2017-07-06T12:39:00-04:00 >2017-07-06T12:39:58-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>In a study conducted by UCL and Bangor University researchers in which people were shown a Google Street View, a painting of St. Peter's Basilica and a surreal computer generated image, architects, sculptors and painters consistently conceptualized of the space differently than those with no background in these professions. As this article in <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Science Daily</a> explains:</p> <p><em>The painters tended to shift between describing the scene as a 3D space or as a 2D image. Architects were more likely to describe barriers and boundaries of the space, and used more dynamic terms, while sculptors' responses were between the two. Painters and architects also differed in how they described the furthest point of the space, as painters called it the 'back' and architects called it the 'end.' The control participants gave less elaborate responses, which the authors say went beyond just a lack of expert terminology.</em><em></em><br></p> Transform your phone into an augmented-reality ruler with the soon-to-be-released app AR Measure Julia Ingalls 2017-06-29T13:46:00-04:00 >2017-07-01T21:09:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>If you've ever wanted to measure the dimensions of a window that you can't reach physically, it's largely been a trick of algebra. However, the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AR Measure App</a>, as developed by Laan Labs, promises to make it easy to accurately measure physical objects by simply pointing an iOS device at it. In the demo video, the app is able to instantly render the dimensions of a physical object using the existing sensors of an iPhone or iPad.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><figure><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a><figcaption>"Boat." Image: AR Measure</figcaption></figure></figure><p>In a press release, Laan Labs notes that &ldquo;A lot of the credit here goes to the brilliant engineers at Apple. Our app is built on top of the ARKit Framework that was announced at WWDC 2017. That framework allows us to identify points in space using the iPhones sensors and camera input and then measure the distance between those points.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src=""></a></p><figcaption>"Stool." Image: AR Measure</figcaption></figure><p>The demos only show the measurement of height or width of relatively flat objects, as opposed to the surface of a curvy or circular item. In practical terms, this makes th...</p> IKEA's New Catalogs: Less Pine, More Pixels Archinect 2012-08-27T12:14:00-04:00 >2012-08-27T12:36:34-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>"It's a clever way to save money," Anneli Sjogren, head of photography at IKEA, said during a recent interview at the company's sprawling photo studio in this sleepy southern town. "We don't have to throw away kitchens in the Dumpster after the photo shoot." Instead, sets for entire rooms&mdash;spanning kitchens to bathrooms to porches&mdash;can be mocked up and created on a computer screen without the help of a single camera.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Michigan's Delayed Broad Museum Gets a Second Life With a Bizarre Zaha Hadid-Inspired Virtual World Archinect 2012-03-22T14:22:00-04:00 >2012-03-22T14:22:22-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>The opening of the sprawling Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, which will soon exhibit slices of L.A.-based billionaire Eli Broad&rsquo;s extensive art collection, has been postponed from this spring to the fall for reasons only vaguely stated. But never fear; for those of you chomping at the bit to see it, or who are in a particularly remote part of the world in relation to East Lansing, Michigan, MSU has just opened the Virtual Broad Art Museum.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Art of Data Spatialization archikvetch 2011-04-27T18:52:43-04:00 >2011-04-27T19:03:49-04:00 <img srcset=" 1x, 2x, 3x" src="" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> CRCA Exchange #8 - The Art of Data Spatialization Featuring CRCA/Calit2 researchers Todd Margolis, Joachim Gossmann, and Rick Snow<br> Friday April 29, 5pm - 7pm<br> CRCA Spatialization Lab<br> Room 1604. Atkinson Hall<br> UCSD Voigt Drive, La Jolla</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> Presentations are followed by refreshments and are open to the public.</p> <p> The CRCA Exchange series is supported by The Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, in conjunction with Calit2 and the UCSD 50th Anniversary.</p> <p> For more information on the CRCA Exchange series, please visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this<br> link</a>.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>Atlas in Silico</strong><br> Todd Margolis (CRCA Technical Director) will co-present the virtual reality installation ATLAS in Silico. Margolis will describe how the project fuses art and emerging technologies with pioneering science. The immersive and interactive installation is the product of years of research collaborations spanning the visual arts, music, computer science and metagenomics and has been shown to over 100,000 people in galleries, museu...</p>