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Testing phase

At the moment we are in the middle of our testing phase! Yesterday we had a meeting, discussing our design, material choice, interactive elements and also we picked our logo! Mette gave a short presentation about sea level rise and how this is going to develop during the next centuries. It’s important for us to know a lot about this topic since it’s the main theme of our project.

Today the different teams continued working together, a lot of discussion is going on. Also a lot of research is done on the construction of attaching the ropes to the 6 meter high poles. This turns out to be quite a difficult task.

Jaap and Jean Pierre made an installation outside with a tree and one pole of 6 meters to see in what way this could be done. They attached a lot of ropes in between the pole and the tree and they already came up with a method that could work. This installation made also visible how our project is going to look like when the ropes are attached. We continue developing the construction of attaching the ropes. The type of material we will be using eventually will influence this construction as well. Also research has to be done on the type of rope we will be using and the construction behind the stability of the poles.

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Rising of the sea level

Is this where we are heading?!

Making decisions

After the presentations of last friday, the group decided to continue with project Forsea the Future. A strong visual experience, where we want to provoke a discussion on sea level rise. This week we will strengthen this concept and already experiment with different materials. For the coming weeks we divide ourselves in different groups. Nora, Jade and Erika will focus on how the visitors will interact with our project. In depth research on sea level rise is done by Mette, she will provide the group with knowledge on this topic. Jaap, Feliz, Pien and Lilian are in the design and construction team, they will come up with different design solutions for our goal. The feasibility, logistics and finances of the project will be managed by Sicco and Jean Pierre. The graphics team will design our logo and style for all coming publications, this is done by Jolien and Louis.

 

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Is Filiz Forseaing the Future?

 

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How high is six meters actually?

 

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Are we really going to use 60 kilometers of rope?

Project idea 5: Panorama Terschelling

The goal of the project Panorama Terschelling is to confront people with the tension between their wishes and needs. This will be achieved by showing the consequences of economic pressure on the coast in an interactive panorama.

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First idea

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Different images of the beach of Terschelling

Project idea 4: Windharps

Wind is an important natural element for the island of Terschelling. Not only is it almost always windy on the island. Due to the wind the island actually exists. Using this wind into a project therefore was an obvious choice.

The main goal for this project was: creating a new experience of wind. We would like to achieve this by placing wind-instruments on the beach. The placement and type of the instruments create different sounds which will provoke different emotions.

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Project idea 3: Foresea the future

How much will the sea level rise in the future? Due to what? Can we, as individuals, collaborate to reduce this rise? Which technologies are being developed to reduce the sea-level rise ? Which steps have allready been taken? And how critical is this rise? Can we turn it into something postive? 

Is it possible to forsee the future?

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Project idea 2: Tideline

With the visualisation of the past tideline, visitors could see not only their present surrounding but the natural system on a bigger whole. The concept of the project got visitors to decorate their canvas of their sensory experience of the landscape. With a particular colour, dependant on their time of arrival, visitors placed their own recording of landscape on the waterline and thus become part of the whole, clocking the moving system of the tides. 

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Project idea 1: Balloons, something about sand

Presentation day

For the past week, the team has been working in six separate teams, each following a particular theme and preparing ideas to suit. Yesterdays presentation day we were able to join together and after a week of hard work, showcase our ideas to one another as well as some great outside guests, including OEROL’s organisers team and some of the members of last years group. The day was extremely successful, everyones enthusiasm for the project shone through in each idea.

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But, only one idea could follow, and with feedback from guests and the team leaders, we but forth a vote of what project to continue with. We can announce that the project to be developed through the coming weeks is set to give visitors an extremely alien experience of the coast line while touching upon issues concerning sea level rise.

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The upcoming two weeks will be a rollercoaster of steps to get this idea from drawing board to reality! Watch this space!

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