This is my Thesis project I did under the mentorship of Matthew Cunnigham, He is a Concept artist based in LA and famous for his contribution in movies like GI JOE retaliation, Source code etc. The thesis started of with statement "To explore comparative mythology with technological overtones in order to better understand future opportunities for concept development and advanced design applications in order to more faithfully 'predict' potential manifestations and formal expressions." and after months of research I focused onto the ideology of Binary nature.
Everything we know of is just another combination of basic binary elements. In the branch of communication we have the MORSE code, In psychological world we have the I-ching, In the spiritual world we have the Yin-Yang, In genetic world we have the DNA's binary coding and Primarily in Digital world, we have the Binary coding system. All of which have the same fundamental core of Binary Nature of Reality.
Based on the research I did I came up with multiple scenarios, scenario below was chosen -
The human's endeavours to fuse different aspects of life, made the complexity of life create an overall disbalance. As we knew the problem but due to complexity we couldn't find its origin. In order to survive we needed to simplify life.
An Ideology was globally established, a step to avert the end of all. By accepting the BINARY NATURE OF REALITY. This Ideology was imposed with the belief that Binary nature of reality will simplify the human life and allow us to achieve that balance again. As people realized the need for simplifying the lifestyle of humanity, in order to bring back the balance to earth. Society realized the need to accept the Binary nature of reality and apply it.
Hence the Archology created by the humans was divided into 2 different habitats separating the ECOLOGY and ARCHITECTURE.
As the humans evolved to became a species that can take the necessary measure to ensures its survival they considered themselves as the ultimate species and started governing over the rest of the Ecosphere, be like a GUARDIAN FIGURE, deciding the possible future for the weaker species and helping them evolve.
The same Ideology had to be applied to the transportation system. In the current scenario we see there are many different transportation systems, roadways, railways, seaways etc. each one of them have their own individual infrastructural needs. In order to come up with a UNIFIED, Absolute system of transportation with 2 binary elements and the combination and permutation of these Binary elements will define transportation in different contexts.
I defined the 2 Binary elements of transportation, UNIT OF CARRIAGE and INFRASTRUCTURE. Unit of carriage being denoted as 0 and infrastructure being denoted as 1. As binary elements are equivalent and in order to equate the infrastructure to the unit of carriage, the infrastructure will power/propel/drive the unit of carriage rather than the unit having its own propulsion. Taking inspiration from waves, surfing and Egyptian sedan chairs, the infrastructure carries the unit in the similar fashion and provide a sense of superiority.
Hence I successfully arrived at the different archetypes of transport. 00 is designated to Aerial archetype as there is absence of infrastructure. 01 is designated to the most common way of travel, similarly we have 010 for less infrastructural and more cargo carrying tranport, 101 for high speed travel, 011 for inter city rapid tranport. If we go in this fashion the possibilities are endless. Finally deriving onto a method to define transportation in binary format.
Nice development process, good video and a simple story. Interesting way of pursuing granularity through vehicle modularity.