Activate Space


verb (used with object)activated, activating.

1.
to make active; cause to function or act.
2.
Physics.
  1. to render more reactive; excite:
    to activate a molecule.
  2. to induce radioactivity.
3.
to aerate (sewage) in order to accelerate decomposition of impure organic 
matter by microorganisms.
4.
Chemistry.
  1. to make (carbon, a catalyst, molecules, etc.) more active.
  2. to hasten (reactions) by various means, as heating.
5.
to place (a military unit or station) on an active status in an assigned capacity.













noun: Space

1.
the unlimited or incalculably great three-dimensional realm or expanse in which all material objects are located and all events occur.
2.
the portion or extent of this in a given instance; extent or room in three dimensions:
the space occupied by a body.
3.
extent or area in two dimensions; a particular extent of surface:
to fill out blank spaces in a document.
4.
Fine Arts.
  1. the designed and structured surface of a picture:
    In Mondrian's later work he organized space in highly complex rhythms.
  2. the illusion of depth on a two-dimensional surface.
7.
a seat, berth, or room on a train, airplane, etc.
8.
a place available for a particular purpose:
a parking space.
9.
linear distance; a particular distance:
trees separated by equal spaces.
10.
Mathematics. a system of objects with relations between the objects defined.
11.
extent, or a particular extent, of time:
a space of two hours.
12.
an interval of time; a while:
After a space he continued his story.
13.
an area or interval allowed for or taken by advertising, as in a periodical, on the radio, etc.
14.
Music. the interval between two adjacent lines of the staff.
15.
an interval or blank area in text:
a space between the letters.
16.
Printing. one of the blank pieces of metal, less than type-high, used to separate words, sentences, etc.
17.
Telegraphy. an interval during the transmitting of a message when the key is not in contact.
18.
radio or television broadcast time allowed or available for a program, advertisement, etc.
19.
freedom or opportunity to express oneself, resolve a personal difficulty, be alone, etc.; allowance, understanding, or noninterference:

Anthropocene Living

These pieces are from a Formica class I took. Formica gained a huge popularity in the mid century, especially with the nuclear family. It is a difficult material to work with but the end simple, clean results can be gratifying. 


Ride the Quantum Wave
Formica and wood 7.5 ft x 1.5 ft


I built this Formica time machine prototype with laser-cut Formica time-period portals to see if its possible to predict favorable color and pattern trends of Formica. Being the leader in popular trends and the envy of all your friends is what its all about, right?








My design parameters, while working on this project, I learned that Newton's force of gravity for time travel is basically your typical skate ramp. 

Formica is made out of layered sheets of paper coated with laminate, this enables the finished product easy to clean and durable to touch. I made this paper styled sculpture out of laser cut Formica encased in a Plexiglass case with mixed media  as a sort of a time-capsule that one can never quite grasp.  10"x10"