Current Exhibition:
DAS Community Building


This exhibition demonstrates more than innovations in digital design, fabrication techniques, materials research, and logistics control; it showcases students provoking the status quo in bringing their ideas to a built reality.


Arts
Local
Ryerson



To view our inaugural online exhibition, the 2020 Year End Show, click here.


2013

Ad Astra






Ad Astra, a Latin phrase meaning "to the stars,", represents the curiosity we have for what is beyond our earth, which we cannot reach or fully understand. Ad Astra connects the user to this relationship and allows one to explore their physical actions as a part of our infinite world, both as a part of the spectacle and as the actors that transform its configuration. Here, the forces of our physical reality are identified within the user, which is that matter cannot be created or destroyed, and any action we perform has a consequence or reaction.





Upon entering the space, one is faced with an infinite reflection of lights that create an endless spectrum of white glowing balls.






Users are drawn to the silver-coloured balls that once touched, play an instrumental portion of a melody and flicker the surrounding white balls. Once another silver ball is touched, or up to all eight of them at once, the melody simultaneously plays in its full orchestration. In direct correspondence with the environment and the other visitors, the user's actions create the visual and auditory experience of the space.



Ryerson Department of  Architectural Science Toronto, CA.