theSENSIBLEinternetARCHIVEbackupMonumentsystem is a series of monumental structures that are projected under the idea of generating a cultural transmission system capable of save, in a sensible reality format (concrete material physical world), all the information needed to restore all the information archived in the digital reality format.
Today, the base of all the information technology is the presence or absence of electrons. The daily routine of a large part of the human specie is signed by the task of putting sensible reality format information in a digital reality information format. This means that we’re archiving a huge part of our knowledge, culture and heritage in electronics devices: a mono energy base technology, always signed by the curse of obsolescence, a technology that cannot work without electricity.
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The goal of the proposal is to build a series of monument that can preserve the human cultural heritage after the entire digitization of the cultural human information.
1_A building capable of containing all the servers needed to store a digital copy of all the information saved in the Internet.
2_A structure capable of archive all the information needed to understand the operational basis of the computer system, os, connection, hardware and software.
3_A building system capable of transcribing, in real time, digital information to sensible objects in the space/time continuum.
4_A series of stone carved symbols containing all the information needed for coding and re-programming the computer system capable to re-run all the digital information stored in the building number 1
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Instead of one singular piece of art, created by one artist, we propose a “Art/Heritage generator System” based in the archaeological and conservative works of the North surface of the Wall of Segovia.
Recent archaeological works done in the west part of the north surface of the Wall, have put on the light of day the fact that there is too much work to do (archaeological and heritage related) in order to know, document, understand and share all the information related to the Wall itself: it history, materials, stratigraphy, structural nature, etc.
In that order of thoughts we found interesting the idea of use the same archaeological and heritage conservation works (research, equipments, information, workers) to produce and open artistic generator system who has, as input, all the information and data mapped in the heritage research process.
Some equipment used in this kind of nondestructive mapping features are, also, electromagnetic radiation based systems, as is the GPR ground-penetrating-radar* (laser scanner and close-range photogrammetry can be use). We found very interesting the idea of using the non visible part of the electromagnetic spectrum in order to generate a graphic and video visible result that could be used for objective or subjective proposes (artistic or scientific).
The inputs of the system are all this information “extracted” from the Wall trough those electromagnetic devices. Sector by sector, the Wall can be mapped using those equipment by the archaeologists, volunteers and artists.
The outputs of the system are the capitalization of documentation and conservation of the Wall as Heritage, the artistic interventions and, also, it can generate employment and formation for the local community.
*This nondestructive method uses electromagnetic radiation in the microwave band (UHF/VHF frequencies) of the radio spectrum, and detects the reflected signals from subsurface structures.
2_LOCATION OF THE PROPOSAL
The artistic proposals can be located on each easy to project/non vegetation covered parts of the same sector that is mapped whit the radar (or other devices).
-Scanning/Wall mapping: at least a basic GPR system. Also could be interesting to have a laser scanner, sensors, thermal scanner, photo cameras and polarized filters (its depends on the research funding and the collaboration between private and public and educational entities. All the electromagnetic based equipment capable of extract info from the wall by can be used.
-Projection/Wall mapping: at least all the basic, typically equipments used on a mapping projection or a conventional on-screen projection (it would depends in each artistic proposal). Also can be used punctual physical light emitting objects feed by the Wall data, mirrors and prism regulated by that data….it depends on the creativity of the creators.
-Technicians: the system can put together artist, code programmers, archaeologist, volunteers, performers, students and sound/video technicians.
Even if the proposal is open to a unlimited range of art interventions, for the finality of the present contest we choose to present the most basic artistic intervention that the system can produce, that’s the projection on the Wall of a manipulate and processed video (real-time mixed and filter) data extracted from the physics of the Wall itself by the nondestructive electromagnetic mapping research equipments.