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The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard
The Electronic Orchard

The Electronic Orchard

type: Master's Thesis

institution: The Bartlett

project location: N/A

year: 2007

advisors: Phil Watson and Neil Spiller


This work concerns itself with the creation and translation of ideas through the imagination. Here, literature is used as a lense through which the act of Architecture is experienced.

The work looks at motion text as consisting of the tactics and methods that a writer uses in constructing ideas, and how a reader interperets and re-makes his own constructions through the writer's work. The framework for this work is the electronic orchard; a place where the reader and writer meet in a dialogue of construction.

The orchard contains a series of devices and equipments for the reader to use in the reshaping and remaking of ideas. These pieces are extensions of the reader's body in the landscape (text). They look at text, literature, and language by smearing across the layers of the literature machine; bridging the gaps between the tactics of the writer and the translations of the reader. Here, the writer (maker) and the reader (re-maker) collide in a dialogue of making; a dialogue without words.