Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Robots and Empire Research

Isaac Asimov – Robots and Empire Research

Sources from the book.

Power source:
Uranium (Abandoned)
Solar Power

Setting:
Vast estates
Pipes into the ground to draw heat and energy from the core
Northern Hemisphere only inhabitable (Helionia)
Sea coasts, Rivers
Warm
Vegetation maintained by machines
1200 fields, 1 person and 10,000 robots per estate
Enormous tracts of land
Curved and sleek, elegant yet simple

                Sun:
                Disc like
                Not too dissimilar to Earth’s sun
                Sun spots
                Flares

"The sky was an almost unmarked blue, except for a thin line of clouds on the western horizon"


Inhabitants:
Objects moved with telekinesis
Hermaphroditic
Lived for centuries


Isaac Asimov’s “Robot” series was written between 1950 and 1985, a time where postmodern architecture was being introduced into society. This shows in a lot of his work where all of the architecture on Solaria is clean and smooth, it is without clutter and has a lot of curves to portray beauty in a simple way rather than overloading the mind with too much stimulus. I am going to look at Post Modern environments and building to give me an idea for the style I want to go for.

My original plan was to model the old and desolated environment of the time the book is set. However this has been found to be a little challenging as there isn't a a great deal of time spent on this place in the story. My revised idea is to re-create the memory of the home of Gladia where she describes how she remembers the estate she grew up on. 

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