King's Artist Nassia Inglessis and Dr Richard Overill, Department of Informatics



yes we discovered that we reach in our own let's say covert ways are quite disobedient creatures even though in order to keep our heads above water in the public domain we appear to be quite radiant I guess the ground in Cohen was disobedience right that's what it turned out to be didn't it I think what we were both intrigued about was how do we you know how do we inspire an idea of disobedience to the public but also to both our practices looking at informatics and and intelligence both in an algorithmic way but also in a physical way in computer science and informatics in particular we tend to think of normative systems and agents as things that have to be a reagent and as soon as they're not behaving as predicted or specified then this is an error and what I think you and I both thought was that there could be options or opportunities for creativity both both constructive and destructive but surprising opportunities within within disobedience that we shouldn't try and rule it out entirely I I found as breakings from an engineer into becoming a designer that practices engineering disobedience helped me a lot to my process and like bringing digital tools into the physical and I felt intrigued to to bring this my experience into it as well in a way and see whether we can break some of these frameworks and norms and therefore my lips Department I guess yes this is a prototype upon which we've built where you see a variation of skins so this is a metal skin but used robotic welding so there was actually here in a way a pattern an algorithm that had a different pattern of where the weld points would go to create a particular flexing behavior and like a particular density if you can imagine there's been a whole wall which then flexes open into a spring and just by guiding basically instructing the robot to create a particular pattern of well points it D then tune the behavior of this material and give it a particular way in which it will move and flex in a way this is sort of a disobedient corridor to note its it breaks our perception about Spain about about structure and architecture being static and how we relate to space and our ability to to morph or modulate space we're not really used to be able to to move a whole wall just with our weight made out of steel we're not used to be able to reconstruct the space around us and this gives a very the intelligence in it lies in this materials in it in the construct of its structure in the mechanism underneath it and which allows you to suddenly experience space in a very different way create away in a way in our exploration I guess I stretched it in the completely opposite direction of how do we look at intelligence and its disobedience from a completely physical and in many ways we could say analog but an intelligence and artificial intelligence still which is material and structural and to then compare it to a more opaque construct of an algorithmic intelligence and having a space being disobedient within it and how having the human being and the speeding actor within that space as sure as the engineer here you've got a device which is obviously very physical indeed and I'm capable in some sense of disobedience or at least unexpected behavior shall we say where we found our spotters to inspire people to disobey to discover but also to to discover ourselves what are disobedient constructs in our and the in the context of our of the intelligence that we create yeah I think breaking the mold is something is an interesting idea here that we tend to be very linear and progressive in informatics we tend to go on doing things roughly the way we've always done with little tweaks and improvements and so on but not really step changes in particular and working with NASA gave us the opportunity perhaps to introduce some really fresh thinking and to introduce some the possibility of doing something that was really very different and from what we've been doing before in terms of just the way that we think about rooms informatics and way to go up solving you

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  1. mxdiegomx said:

    Love Nassia

    June 27, 2019
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