Li, Fengqi., Bartosh, A. “Wall Parley: An Exploration of Future Architecture Embedded with Artificial Intelligence” Proceedings of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) (Ann Arbor, MI) (2016)
Wall Parley is an exploration of the possible dialogue between users and intelligent environments. Based on Gordon Pask’s conversation theory, dialogue is a “pruned and described entailment structure” which establishes a complex but ordered relationship between unrelated ideas or events. (Pask 1975) The project is a series of prototypes which iteratively develop a cognitive system between humans and walls akin to the manner by which humans communicate with one another by receiving information, processing that information, and then responding. This participatory engagement between two entities, human and wall, creates a dialogue, an intentional reciprocal commitment for which the capacity of communication by and with the wall can be evaluated.