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‘Conscious’ Machines and Initiating Interaction

November 15, 2015 |

The idea of artificial intelligence refers back to the Turing Test for machine intelligence in 1950, introduced by Alan Turing in his paper ‘Computing Machinery and Intelligence’, the evaluator ask a question to the computer, the answer might be from … Read More

Flow and Immersion

November 12, 2015 |

For “optimal” experiences in an exhibition space, immersion experience can be considered an important element of communication between an exhibit media and visitors. I am  interested in a theory which is called ‘Flow theory’. In detail, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi(1992), an eminent … Read More

Electrophysiology: In Control and Being Controlled

November 9, 2015 |

‘Computers will overtake humans with AI at some within the next 100 years.’ said by Stephen Hawking (2015) at the Zeitgeist conference. Artificial Intelligence may be little far away from our life at present. But another technology has been invented … Read More

Data mediation and visualisation

November 8, 2015 |

Image: Nobuhiro Nakanishi

Soft architecture can be translated as a procedure of mediation between the physical world and the invisible space of data. Soft architecture in terms of Negroponte is investigating the new digital … Read More

Mind-built Architecture

November 7, 2015 |

“Where does the mind stop and the rest of the world begin?” Clark and Chalmers put forward the question in their article “The Extended Mind” by 1998. Other than the previous answer “skin and skull”, Clark and Chalmers believe human … Read More

Lighting Softness

November 6, 2015 |

Title Image: infinity mirror room—- yayoi kusama

Architecture can been seen as composition artificially assembled to cause effects in man, for example the shape, shadow and tones of architecture. When it comes to soft architecture, it can be translated as … Read More

Sound and soft architecture

November 5, 2015 |

Title Image: Karlheinz Stockhausen

This article seeks to view the concept of soft architecture through the lens of sound. And further to establish a connection between Responsive spaces and Music through the writings of Nicholas Negroponte and Philip Beesley. What is the … Read More

Architectures of Firmness and Softness

November 5, 2015 |

Before discussing soft architecture, it is worthwhile to understand how architecture can be hard. Hardness immediately evokes the physical building materials which comprise the majority of the built environment. Buildings are made to withstand the elements—a quality Vitruvius called ‘firmness’1—and … Read More