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Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

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About Isabella Ong

Researcher
Singapore

Isabella Ong

I am a designer and creative coder with a background in architecture and web development. I am interested in combining the built physical space with interactive technology to create richer spatial experiences.

Projects By Isabella Ong

Posts By Isabella Ong

Bad (Habit)at: Architecture as Action Forms

February 4, 2019 | | One Comment

The objects which surround my body reflect its possible action upon them.” (Bergson, 1988, p. 21)

As humans, we would like to believe in the autonomy we hold over our actions. However, we have to concede that we do not … Read More

We hack for play – work in progress

July 2, 2018 |

For the work in progress show, we hacked a bench outside our school to disrupt the otherwise ordinary activity of sitting. We are interested in making the passive activity of sitting into an active one, where people are constantly changing … Read More

Play-Space as a Research Tool

April 7, 2018 |

We are interested in investigating the affective feedback system between body and space using a physical play landscape, outfitted with bio-sensing technology of the EEG headset. As our design project, we wanted to create a series of experiments and we … Read More

Mechanical Systems

March 2, 2018 |

For this week, we set out to establish a connection between the data collected from a bio-sensor (we are using a heart pulse sensor for this) and a kinetic mechanical system. The data collected will be fed as inputs for … Read More

The Viscous Body

February 22, 2018 |

Ethics of the Viscous Body describes the human body as a viscous one – constantly negotiating with its environment as it seeks comfort. Comfort is the state for which the presence of the material environment disappears. It is when our … Read More

Biofeedback between body and environment

February 12, 2018 |

In his book, Limbo, Bernard Wolfe describes the human body as:

The human skin is an artificial boundary: the world wanders into it, and the self wanders out of it, traffic is two-way and constant.

The body exists as a … Read More