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Twin Space

A tale of two digital cities.

Twin Space

A tale of two digital cities.

€20,046
pledged of €200,000pledged of €200,000 goal
170
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, July 24 2015 4:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

Two screens, one located in New York and the other in Dublin create a live audio visual link. Passers by notice the changing image, sound, sky, wind and weather in the linked place and on approach are able to chat to people over there. A chat including every nuance of body language, scale and eye contact, all missing in today’s technology. Twin Space proposes a new type of public infrastructure. To reunite people across distance in a day to day way, while offering a constant presence of the other place. Enabling direct real time engagement. 

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The portal at Front Square, Dublin's primary public space, with Dublin in turn the digital epicenter of Europe.
The portal at Front Square, Dublin's primary public space, with Dublin in turn the digital epicenter of Europe.
The NYC site at DUMBO, beside the gargantuan arches of the Manhattan Bridge, a vibrant digital and physical node of New York.
The NYC site at DUMBO, beside the gargantuan arches of the Manhattan Bridge, a vibrant digital and physical node of New York.
Personal engravings on the portals.
Personal engravings on the portals.

Thank you to Arup, NYC and Dublin offices, for their time in providing construction, build ability advice and the structural check for NYC DOT permit at the Manhattan Bridge site  and the team at DUMBO BID. Also to Trinity College Dublin for installation permission there. Technology consultants are Pylon Technical and photography will be by Christian Richards.

You can find a chronology of project R+D here and some prototyping here.

The project is considered as an offering to the public spaces of both cities. 

Risks and challenges

The structures will generated using a script designed by myself and produced by Ben at Pylon Technical in California. The pieces have been prototyped extensively both on a large and small scale. Pylon Technical will also be commissioned to finalize optics.

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