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LIVING BOOKS

 

Conceptual Framework = How can a book become alive, or an active nomadic agent that stores knowledge based on its reactions to environmental conditions, and time. Can reaction, or page transformation as a means of understanding the properties of change that are embedded in plant life though the visualisation of water production, or form mutation on each page as a skin speak about the health of an environment? This research consist of three living books that have been composed based on a collection of material science experiments with plant minerals. Each page embodies a different formula,  which has embedded properties from a range of site specific locations in London. The combining of these properties then affect the growth rate of the page in relation to how it moves, and forms based on its environmental conditions. Once composed in London in 2015 these books have travel to different locations around the world to react to the environmental conditions within a series of locations that have allowed them to respond, morph, expand, sweat, and breathe. As heat is applied to the books from a hotter climate they begin to produce water, or sweat, leaving vapour in the atmosphere from other locations. Each book, and page has its own memory, and acts as a storage mechanism for environmental conditions, and states of climate patterns.

 

 

Design Formula = Plant Skin + Dust + Saliva + H2O

 

"Knowledge as a living material for environmental fluctuations to teach. A book with no words,

can still hold knowledge if one allows it to speak through the observation of its morphology."  -Agbo-Ola

 

 

"Knowledge as a living material for environmental fluctuations to teach. A book with no words, can still hold knowledge if one allows it to speak through the observation of its morphology."  -Agbo-Ola