University of Art & Design - Geneva
Living in Space / Prof. Kihm
Odoma collaborated with Prof. Christophe Kihm on a 4-year research project on architecture for the extra-terrestrial living environments (e.g. space stations).
Odoma designed and developed a visual database and a dedicated data entry and search engine to populate and access a collection of visual representations of very different natures and origins.
We developed and experimented with new ways of searching, comparing, and circulating through the vast complexity of popular, scientific and artistic productions, always using images as pivotal points in the base.
The consulting interface (search engine) supports new ways to show the circulation of images across seemingly disconnected contexts (e.g. artistic and scientific literature, films and architecture, etc.).
A new navigation functionality helps users to understand how they bounce from one image to another and create different itineraries in various fields from a single starting point.
For example, a researcher can start his study with an object such as "chair" and explore horizontally all the contexts: architecture, art, films, scientific projects, etc.. At any point in his exploration, he can jumps vertically into one image and explore all related or linked entities (authors, places, projects, similar works, etc.).
Application designed for the scholarly needs of a research project
Custom data entry and novel search functionalities
Re-use of open source tools to maximise efficiency