Theodore Walter Gadsby
Fragment to Object
The first scan captures a collection of volumetric foam solids, exploring dynamic collision and recombination. This model presents a propensity for reorientation and reinterpretation through intentional view framing. Its consistent material treatment as well allows it to be read in a multitude of ways as an architectural fragment. The second scan, an ensemble of tabletop objects, presents several intriguing geometric conditions and surface treatments. The objects are self-similar in terms of scale, but each lends itself to a slightly different viewing angle to be best understood. As a result, the ensemble makes full use of the 360 nature of the scan. Finally, the spatial scan represents a particular pattern of use in a typical typology. The scan becomes a new way to enter and explore the familiarity of the typical Cambridge/Somerville bay window. Its warped and fragmented nature also allow for readings of the digital artifact as object, generating a new set of meanings.