Database Instructions

Eco Redux online is divided in two main parts:
A) THE ARCHIVE B) GENEALOGIES

THE ARCHIVE enlists numerically 100 ecological material experiments
from 1959 to 1975 in chronological order. Click on a number and you will be
directed to an experiment presented in the form of a book page that contains
all relevant information: date, architect, location and publications in which
the experiment was published. Below the numbers (below each project of the
archive), there are lists of additional information: new projects based on the
experiment, interviews with the architect that conducted the experiment,
animations visualizing the experimental process and online links with articles
and additional information on each project. Within THE ARCHIVE, there are
two basic ways to navigate. You can either, arrive to the book and proceed
page by page. From each page of the book, there are links to the interviews/audio, the animations and the new projects/creative documentations. Alternatively, you can directly access each experiment individually from the archive, each interview/audio, each animations and each new project/creative documentation, by clicking on the white dots in the archive interface.


GENEALOGIES synthesize the entirety of the ecological experiments that are
enlisted in the archive, in groups. Groups are organized according to the
material technique referenced in the left section of the interface; they range
from “soft techniques”, based on the transformation of substances and
biological material evolution, to “hard techniques” based on assemblies of
components that may be transferred to different contexts. “Hard techniques”
denote an additive logic of juxtapositions and superimpositions, while
“soft techniques” denote a procedural, evolving logic of transfusion. By putting the two principles - soft and hard - in opposition, one can draw the following assumptions: If “hard” signifies the change of context, then “soft” signifies a material transfer; if “hard” signifies a syntax change, then “soft” signifies a substance change; if the intrinsic principle of “hard techniques” is prosthesis of parts, then the intrinsic principle of “soft techniques” is fusion of parts. Click on a material technique and you will access a series of experiments clustered in a group and positioned according to their scale and date on a timeline. You may then click on the experiment and you will be directed to the book page format, which may also be accessed from THE ARCHIVE. The scope of the GENEALOGIES interface is to visually assemble and synthesize THE ARCHIVE's database.

EcoRedux Online was launched in October 2009 @ www.ecoredux.com
Graphic Design for the website by Lydia Kallipoliti
Website Design by Cecilia E. Ramos www.ceramosdesign.com

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