Genetec – Stanza.
I had the pleasure of meeting Stanza at 'Sum (1,4,6)' a few months ago when we were both involved in a night of audio visual performances as part of NodeLondon. It was there that I found out about his interest in bringing his Genomixer research further into an architectural context. His project currently in development called Genetec is an articulating DNA structure, a genetic sculpture telematically controlled from the internet using a special interface. An articulated networked sculpture/stucture which responds to unique user input data. The work uses specialised materials and display technologies that have been adapted to create this work.
"I aim to create a building whose construction is based on your genetic identity. A space where the invisible manifests in 3D form. Genetic information will provide the basis for this organic system, a responsive data – networked real environment. The architecture of the system is responsive to your dna, it is responsive to you, you become embedded in the DATA flow itself; you will be the system. The user, as DNA, becomes the image, the system , the sculpture, the space. The user is the interface to him/herself."
Using DNA input data to control the unique responsive environment. This information is translated into 3d emergent systems thereby creating a personalised dna large scale sculpture. The purpose is to understand how personalised data from across the internet can be mediated and affect the environment around us. He has already made online protoypes using his own DNA data and 3d visual mappings, these are presented as a generative emergent sequence. Small scale prototypes of these evoke the work and are used as a basis to develop anarticulated work using responsive materials."