Taron, Joshua M.
Committee MemberHamel, Catherine
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AbstractTHE VOID is an approach to thinking and creating new experiential possibilities in lived spaces. This thesis knits a series of separate threads from an array of disciplines to generate new geometrical forms of soft, dynamic and flexible borders - where bodily engagement with the environment is capable of questioning and deforming borders. These acts of design, both in digital and physical realm, are framed as a constant dialogue between form and behavior (information), where each impact the other in a reflexive manner. THE VOID manifests as a series of original art works that exploit the link between behavior and form while animating a variety of boundaries. The text is an attempt to translate these works into writing – something that is perhaps impossible, but was nonetheless attempted. Chapter 1 of THE VOID describes some of the motivations and initial thinking behind the thesis. Chapter 2 builds out the philosophical lineage of THE VOID and connects it to a series of architectural and art-based precedents. Chapter 3 takes a close look at slime mold as an example of THE VOID in nature and as code. Chapter 4 describes the catalog of original art works produced during the development of the thesis and serves as the closest and best approximation of THE VOID. Chapter 5 inverts the problem of THE VOID back onto the problem of human subjectivity concluding with questions surrounding being and existence.
CitationFallah, R. (2019). THE VOID (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
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