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Software for producing the projection and narration

Software for producing the projection and narration

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People

  • Fabric|ch (Firm) (software developer)
  • Bram Dauw (animator)
  • Aude Genton (designer)
  • Tatiana Rihs (graphic designer)
  • École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (collaborator)
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (collaborator)
  • Alain Robbe-Grillet (author)
  • Philippe Rahm (archive creator)

Title

Software for producing the projection and narration

Dates of creation

2007-2008

Level of archival description

Series 2

Extent and Medium

  • 1488 digital files (266 MB)

Scope and Content

Series 2, Software for producing the projection and narration, 2007-2008, is composed of ten different versions of the module that generates the projection and narration in the open gallery. Seven of the versions were among the files saved to a compact disc following the CCA exhibition and have been kept together as group ARCH275207. Three of the versions were on a hard drive that was used in Rovereto and comprise group ARCH275212.

The core elements of each module are two application files. One of these, whose name begins with "VE1" uses parameters contained in a file called "config.txt". The other application file, called "VECalibration" displays the entire volume of the projected architectural space. The geometric parameters for a room are recorded in a separate image file called "ecan-angles.jpg".

A readme file in each module explains how the different files interact with one another. It also identifies the version of the "VE1" application files and any issues that may be related to the version.

Each module includes hundreds of Shockwave Flash files (.swf), each containing an animated or still image of a person or persons and/or one or more pieces of furniture. Some of the .swf files contain an image of one or more furnished rooms inhabited by one or more persons.

In most versions, the config.txt file contains a URL that accesses the database containing the sensor data. The URL references the file "captorsxml.aspx". As mentioned earlier, the config.txt file also contains parameters for the projected image, including scene geometry, colors and space occupation, and lists of the .swf files for persons and objects.

Most versions of the module also include twenty-one .mp3 files, one of which is "empty". The other twenty each contain an audio recording of a female voice that states values for temperature, illumination and relative humidity and narrates a scenario written by Alain Robbe-Grillet. There is a French- and English-language version of each scenario

Reference Number

AP189.S2

Arrangement

The files in this series have been grouped according to their original storage media. They are not arranged in any particular order.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275207
    • Title: Seven versions of the animation module with a readme file identifying the version used at the CCA
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2007
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Philippe Rahm (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group contains 7 versions of the animation module, each of which was stored in its own subdirectory. The 7 subdirectories were called "CCA", "CCA_08_beta, "CCA_11b", "CCA_12a", "CCA_13", "CCA_13b" and "CCA_calibration_beta". All of the original folders except "CCA" were compressed. A readme file stored at the same level as the 7 subdirectories indicates that version 13b was used at the CCA in October 2006. This version "13b" may in fact refer to the "CCA" subdirectory rather than the "CCA_13b" subdirectory. The readme file in the "CCA" subdirectory identifies the "VE1" application as version "béta 13" and this version appears to have fewer issues than applications in the other 6 modules. The readme files in "CCA_08_beta, "CCA_11b", "CCA_12a", "CCA_13" and "CCA_13b" all identify the application as version "béta 08" and mention several issues with this version. The "CCA_calibration_beta" subdirectory contains only 1 .mp3 file and the application in this module is identified as a development version with many issues to resolve. "CCA_calibration_beta" contains the only version of the "VE1" application that runs without access to the database. Two of the subdirectories contain .png images of a exterior perspective view of the room containing the sensors. Original directory name: "Programmes Rham". Prevalent file types: .swf, .mp3, .exe, .txt, .png, .html, .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    332 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 332 files, 11 folders (142 MB)

    Credit line:

    Documents d'archives de l'installation "Météorologie d'intérieur" de Philippe Rahm
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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    • Reference Number: ARCH275212
    • Title: Three versions of the animation module
    • Dates of creation: 2006-2008
    • Form: born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Philippe Rahm (archive creator)

    Description:

    The 3 versions of the module are stored in the 3 directories. The "CCA" directory and the "CCA.15" directory both contain version "béta 13" of the "VE1" application. The "CCA_08_beta" version contains version "béta 08" of the "VE1" application. Two of the subdirectories, "CCA" and "CCA.15", contain .png images of a exterior perspective view of the room containing the sensors. Original directory names: "CCA", "CCA.15", "CCA_08_beta". Prevalent file types: .swf, .mp3, .exe, .txt, .png, .html, .jpg

    Quantity / Object type:

    1156 digital file(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1156 files, 26 folders (123 MB)

    Credit line:

    Documents d'archives de l'installation "Météorologie d'intérieur" de Philippe Rahm
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

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