Software for producing the projection and narration
Part of:
  • 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)

Software for producing the projection and narration



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
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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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