ADAM AND EVE COLUMN 1600 - 1620: Museum no. W.25-1959
2: ct70847_p.jpg: COVERED BOWL Hallmarked for 1899 - 1900: Museum
3: ct23506_p.jpg: NEEDLECASE WITH SCISSORS 1660 - 1690: Museum no.
4: ct58925_p.jpg: DECANTER 1865: Museum no. Circ.857-1956
5: ct72468_p.jpg: STEREOSCOPE 1901: Museum no. E.27-2000
These object were selected from the British Galleries 1500-1900
online database for inclusion in the 'Artefact' Project. 'Artefact'
uses a generative rule based system to select and breed objects
from within the V&A collection. Phase one of the Artefact object
requirements draws on: A: Oldest Object - Newest Object / B: Smallest
Object - Biggest Object / C: Most valuable Object [for insurance
purposes] - ...
oldest & most recent selections were made from the online database
'Object Type' category as follows: Architecture fittings (woodwork)
/ Silver & other Metals / Textiles & furnishings (household
objects) / Ceramics & glass (flasks bottle & jugs) / Miscellaneous
(tools & equipment).
selected objects were emailed from the V&A online database for
3D modelling and inclusion in the 'Artefact' 3D engine. Serendipity
dictated that all the images were corrupted in transmission and
arrived in a dismembered state. Each image had become fused with
other emailed images and the computers graphical interface. The
'genetic' information derived from these selected images can be
seen mutating within the 'Artefact' Project.
Each of these
objects is modelled and incorporated into the Artefact generative
system. As online users interact with the objects generated by the
Artefact system the 'genetic' information is transmitted to the
Artefact located in Gallery 70 at the V&A.
images were generated as part of the Artefact development process.