Neural Architecture


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Neural Architecture (a smart building is a nervous building)
Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA
Hand sewn plastic bathmats, incandescent light, sensors, spy cameras, pocket televisions, magnifying lenses.

Each Neural Architecture installation responded to the architecture of the site.  The third Neural Architecture installation evolved from a colony of cells into a network of luminous neural stalactites colonizing the cave-like lower level of Laguna Art Museum. Individual clusters based on the neural columns of the cerebral cortex lit up when sensors sensed viewers approaching in the darkened space. Six clusters contained mini spy cameras transmitting to televisions embedded in the “cells,” capturing the viewer’s own image