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Monthly Archives: September 2007

Seduced by Light

September 29, 2007 | | 4 Comments

Dazed Digital recently published a series of three exclusive documentaries on artists who work with light as their medium. Two of these in particular, Jason Bruges Studio and United Visual Artists are common sights on this blog, … Read More

Peter Cook – Lecture – London

September 28, 2007 |

6.30pm Wednesday 3 October 2007

Sir Peter Cook, The Bartlett Chair of Architecture from 1991-2005, returns to the Bartlett in 2007 to open the 2007/08 International Lecture Series with his talk titled "2 Years of Gossip and Some Stuff … Read More

MediaArchitecture – Media Urbanism

September 27, 2007 | | One Comment

Media Urbanism hosted by Mirjam Struppek was the second panel of the MediaArchitecture conference I recently attended. Mirjam began by highlighting the new challenges faced in urban design and planning caused by the use of media technologies, in particular, … Read More

Colour Responsive Chairs – Moritz Waldemeyer

September 26, 2007 |

By Royal Appointment is a set of responsive chairs by Moritz Waldemeyer. As a person sits in the chair, an RGB colour sensor in the back reads the colour of their clothing. The colour LEDs on the back of … Read More

This Happened

September 25, 2007 | | 3 Comments

Unfortunately I’m away in Canada at the ACADIA conference while  this event is being held but if your in London on the 2nd of October, check out This Happened organised by Chris O’Shea (Pixelsumo), Joel Gethin Lewis (United Visual Artists) … Read More

MediaArchitecture – New Technologies and New Materials

September 25, 2007 | | 3 Comments

Here are some notes from the "New Technologies and New Materials" panel hosted by Peter Cornwell at last weeks Media Architecture Conference. As the opening panel it revealed the current technological developents in media-facade design and exposed the practical experiences … Read More

MediaArchitecture Conference

September 24, 2007 | | One Comment

The MediaArchitecture conference held last week at Central Saint Martins in London was an enjoyable 2 days with an excellent lineup of speakers that generated a very critical and forward thinking discussion to the relationship between media-technologies, Architectural Design, … Read More

Energy Conservation using Sensory Technologies

September 22, 2007 |

Video by Honda

Its always interesting seeing how large scale commercial industries have tapped into the ideas of sensory and actuator rich environments. By chance I came accross an entertaining advert by Honda, that asks what if "things knew … Read More

spectr|a|um – Lab[au]

September 21, 2007 |

There seems to be so many events going on at the moment. Here’s one in Brussels  that looks like its going to great if your interested in audiovisual art and architecture. ‘spectr|a|um’ by Lab[au] will be an evening of … Read More

An Evolutionary Architecture – John Frazer

September 20, 2007 | | 7 Comments

An Evolutionary Architecture by John Frazer is a fascinating book that has been out of print for some time. Fortunately it has been made freely available on the web to download and I recommend anyone who’s interesting in interactive … Read More

Burble London – Usman Haque – part 2

September 19, 2007 | | 2 Comments

Congratulations to Usman Haque and his team on the second successful flight of his ‘Burble‘ project. Here are a few photos of the event which was held in london over the weekend.

Thanks to … Read More

SmartCity Conference – Paris

September 18, 2007 | | 2 Comments

The exponential development of new technologies increases possibilities of art interventions in urban space: mobile and wireless technologies, geo-localisation or geographical information systems, sensors and long-range interaction systems, digital technologies. They generate new artistic practices by the interaction with … Read More

Metabolic Network Sensory Workshop

September 17, 2007 | | One Comment

Philip Beesley – Implant MatrixIn a couple of weeks, I’m flying of to this years ACADIA Conference held in Nova Scotia, Canada where I will be presenting my recent installation Performative Ecologies as well as taking part in the Metabolic … Read More

Jason Bruges Studio – Wind to Light

September 16, 2007 |

At the Tate last saturday Jason Bruges Studio talked about a number of their recent projects including this one called ‘wind to light’ which you may have seen featured in the press earlier in the summer, Jason described … Read More

Burble London – Usman Haque

September 14, 2007 |

Burble London: September 16, 2007, Holland Park, London


If your in London, make sure you don’t miss this. I’ve heard from the guys working on this, that its even better than Usmans 1st flight of Burble at the … Read More

Flow 5.0 – Daan Roosegaarde

September 14, 2007 |

Its been a busy past week in London with events at the Tate and the very interesting 2 day conference on Media Architecture held at Central Saint Martins. I”ll cover these in detail over the … Read More

House Swarming – Infranatural

September 7, 2007 | | One Comment

Commissioned for the Art Center presentation of “Open House,” House Swarming is a site-specific installation that operates as both a complex light pattern that greets visitors and as an environment-sensing device. During the day, the “swarm” of green ambiguous … Read More

Softspace – Contemporary Interactive Environments

September 3, 2007 | | One Comment

left Usman Haque – Open Burble , right Despina Papadopoulos’ day-for-night

Another upcoming event in London I intend to cover is ‘Softspace – Contemporary Interactive Environments’ this coming saturday at the Tate Modern. Speakers include Usman Haque, Jason Bruges, Daan … Read More