Parker Heyl – Jacob’s Wall

Jacob’s Wall was developed at the Interactive Architecture Lab at The Bartlett School of Architecture in London. The work uses analog electronics and unpredictable mechanical systems, rather than the precise digital control. Physical systems which allow chaos to occur leads to an interactivity that is less calculated and more variable in its function than a fully computerised system. The quantization of analog information, from continuous data to discrete data, from unfiltered information to 1’s and 0’s, is a process which intentionally simplifies and restructures the natural world in order to increase control and accuracy. Parker’s works seek to voluntarily relinquish this computerized regulation in favour of an analog aesthetic.