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workstation speaker for neurhome.org (samon takahashi)
neurhome?
the neurhome is a utopian idea of a place for living that would be an extension of the owner’s brain.

it is a formal pretext to the elaboration of new forms and concepts to enhance the interface between an individual (his way of thinking) and his surrounding.
the project therefore involves various fields and disciplines such as design, architecture, domotic (house automation), cybernetic, behavior, theory of information, theory of groups, semiotic, biometry, neurology, psychoanalysis, new energies and ecology among others. however, the practical aspect remains arbitrary and therefore linked to the poetical imagery of the owner.

the goal is not to build such a house, but to make a virtual model in order to define what would be the future of this relation (inhabitant vs. neurhome).

as most of the technology that is used prospectively in this project already exists, a near future will see this kind of “automatic” assisted living space.

what will be the moral and ethic issues ?
what will be the psychological, even the physiological changes on our minds and bodies ?
what shall we prevent now to avoid mistakes ?
what shall we be afraid of ?
how to find freedom in dependency ?
etc.

 

 

in its conception they are several levels of possible connections between the neurhome and the brain. the following statements are the only restrictions we submit for anyone who participates. of course, you don’t need to follow the restrictions strictly, but still is important to have them in mind while conceiving your neurhome.

the architectural aspect of neurhome is anthropometric.
the main reasons of its shape are :

• to go back to a pre-euclidian space (ante-architectural) in order to avoid cultural differences and to connect it to a the spherical aspect of the thought

• as the neurhome is breathing (see skin-out), the round shape enable the air that runs the system to come from any direction

• to keep the symbolist idea of two hemispheres

neurhome should be big enough to enable consequent contrasts between the internal spaces.

 

the interior architecture has to be conceived to connect the rooms and the spaces together in a brain like system (as it was said that some functions such as language, imagination, logic, etc, could find in the brain not a precisely localized but more fractioned area).
though, for instance, the language takes place in various spaces like the front right hemisphere (informal language) or the back top right (inner language used for thoughts), this space being close to another devoted to imagination (in a visual conception of it), etc.
therefore, any proposal regarding the interior architecture is up to each individual.
the way to conceptualize it requires a self-introspection for it has to be a metaphoric space of the owner brain.

examples :

• if you are more images oriented (when you think, you first have layers of images rather than organized words) you’ll be incline to give more room to the related devoted spaces

• if you feel that parts of your personality are not yet defined or still undiscovered you’ll have undefined and hidden or secret rooms or spaces in your neurhome

• if you need to have limits in order to think better you’ll have straight walls in your neurhome
• if you think it takes you time or that you have to go through intermediary steps to switch from a thought to another then the way to go from one defined room or space to another could be a very long corridor, a complex interlace of staircases, a labyrinth like par course going all over the house, …

• if your thought (or the way you think depending on various topics, situations, etc.) is in a perpetual evolution, so will be the neurhome. a room you barely use for instance can almost disappear and be extensible when you need it. or, the whole house can change its proportions or its arrangement.

these are just examples. the way each one conceives a neurhome doesn’t need to be realistic. then, others may think about the practical possibilities of such unrealistic ideas.

 

 

the systems involved (energy, memory storage, and so on) are to be connected to any animal like or vegetal like systems. this is to find ecological issues taking example on the most efficient systems that nature provides. though, the neurhome functions as an organism.

 

the furniture and their design have to be related to the entire concept of the neurhome.

examples :

• what does it mean to put this chair here ?

• what is the balance between positive and negative space if i put this chair here ?

• do i see the right things if i place it here ?

• beside the comfort that this chair provides, wouldn’t it be better to have a less comfortable one here to avoid my lazy tendencies ?

• how a chair could change from comfortable to uncomfortable and follow my desires ?

• how a chair could forget about my desires if i have to work but my desire leads me to be lazy ?

etc.

 

 

some examples of topics to have in mind while elaborating a proposal (as well, these questions can be found in the forum section; feel free to answer and/or add new questions) :

• how did the euclidian space change our relation to the habitat ?

• how could neurhome react with a mentally disable inhabitant ?

• what part of ourselves do we leave in neurhome when we are out ?

• is desire related to constraint ?

• how could neurhome deal with guests ?

• how could neurhome adapt to more than one inhabitant ?

• how is ageing related to physiological superfluity activities ?

• could we define physiological or biological superfluity activities ?

• in what measure does our thought belong to ourselves ?