TIDSROM was an experimental cooperation between architects, designers, composers and scientists. It was initiated on the initiative of the composer Christian Jaksjø who contacted OCEAN oslo for with the intentions to create a interdisciplinary group for design research into cross over modes of creative production. In 1998 the Norwegian Cultural Foundation founded a pilot project with NOK 120000 .
TIDSROM is an interdisciplinary project that seeks to explore the relation between space and time in a mode of systematic intuition.Two groups contribute to the project, a group of composers and a group of architects/
industrial designers. Composers are in this context focusing on the treatment of time (sequential dependent) and the architects are concentrating on the treatment of spatial organization. Both groups are in principal occupied with other themes than the mentioned and the intention of the project has been to co-operate and cross the professional borders. The pilot phase of TIDSROM started in ???? 1998 and finished Ultimo April 2000. It has consisted of the following five topics.
1. Data bouncing
Investigate, explore and rehears digital techniques to convert and relate spatial datasets to audio-based data and vice versa.
2. Space-time data set
Invention and appliance of an initial data set, which would feed into the treatment of both space and time in a potentially productive way.
3. Auditory and visual conversions
Conversions of the dataset into both spatial and audio representations to produce the sequential structure of the agents shared space/time.
4. Spatial diagrams of event envelops.
Modulation of the dataset in spatial diagrams in a way that renders structural impact on each agent separately.
5. Modulate shared space-time
(To be done) Modulate the dataset in spatial diagrams in a way that renders the shared timespace of the agents. In the following there will be given a short introduction into the different topics treated in the