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A wearable soft robot with variable material distribution

September 16, 2017 |

As the development of robotics continues to expand beyond manufacturing and industrial automation and into the domain of cooperative human assistance and healthcare, traditional rigid-body robots are limited through their inadequacies in interacting with humans and their capability to adapt … Read More

Giving character to space generated by redirected Walking

September 15, 2017 |

Virtual Reality, as an emerging medium, has been explored in a variety of ways. Researchers have come up with their own interpretations of Virtual Realities that include the Mixed Reality, Unreality, Virtual Reality, etc. Nevertheless, neither differentiating … Read More

The Role of Intuition in Designing Human-Robot Interfaces

September 14, 2017 |

“I can’t define a robot, but I know one when I see one.” [1]

More than a century ago, in 1898, Nikola Tesla first made use of radio signals to remotely control a miniature boat in … Read More

Preternatural Speech

September 14, 2017 |

In one of the post Kant philosophy which is called Object Oriented Ontology, Graham Harmer reveals an alternative perspective towards the world where all the objects are equal and may all have their own consciousness. In 2017, Facebook AI bot … Read More

The rhythms of Light and The Visualization of time

September 13, 2017 |

 The Time Dimension of Space

Architecture is history written in stone. The history of architecture reflects the development and progress of human civilization. In his novel THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the French writer Victor Marie Hugo (1865) states, “From … Read More

Negotiating Real and Unreal Experiences of Light

September 12, 2017 |

Because of the charming, interesting and colorful effects that can be generated by light, there has been a long history of developing research on light, trying to find ways to first define it and explore it further. Reflection, refraction, and … Read More

Digital Animism: Through Looking at the Meaning within Noise

September 12, 2017 |

Ever since the most ancient of times, the concept of animism has followed the belief that things, from inanimate objects to landforms, have spirits residing inside of them, for example, a god of the mountain, a god of the … Read More

Kinetic Feedback between Performing User and Performing Machine

September 11, 2017 |

In interactive architecture, kinetic performance and actuators play an important role. The first consideration is how to propel the kinetic structure and subsequently evaluate the movement once it is in motion. The aim of this thesis is to … Read More

Detecting human facial expression by common computer vision techniques

September 10, 2017 |

Today anyone can purchase technology that can measure, quantify, and record human biometric data. Wearable or portable sensors like ‘Fibit’ detect and track heart rates, steps taken, glucose levels, water quality, genomes, microbiomes and turn them into electronic data [1]. … Read More

About Us

September 10, 2017 |

“We are lonely but fearful of intimacy. Digital connection and sociable robots may offer the illusion of companionship without the demand of friendship” -Sherry Turkle-

“About Us” is a human-robot ritual that analyses our dependency towards technology in completing trivial … Read More

Kyorikan – How we project life into objects

September 8, 2017 |

As human subjects build relationships through their interactions and memories, the concept of kyorikan – distances and boundaries between them – can be understood as a crucial factor for interaction the question arises of how this idea could be used … Read More

An investigation of bio-sensing technologies to infer states of affect

September 7, 2017 |

The business world has increasing interest in expanding biosensing technical knowledge for self-monitoring and self-tracking, leaving research firmly within the domain of wearable computer, wearable sensors and biometrics. Moreover, an increasing number of people use wearable devices and … Read More

Transformable structure in a responsive performing machine

September 4, 2017 |

The design project initiated with an interest in finding how the built environment affects human’s emotion and an idea of opening a conversation between the built surrounding and the state of mind of the person who inhabits in … Read More

ViaLumo: The Gesture ”LI” Guided Sensory Light Installation

September 3, 2017 |

“Existentially essential knowledge is not primarily a knowledge moulded into words, concepts and theories. In human interaction alone, 80 per cent of communication is estimated to take place outside the verbal and conceptual channel. Communication takes place … Read More

DfPI newsletter #1

May 24, 2017 |

Applications for the Masters in Design for Performance & Interaction at IALab have exceeded all expectation and the standard of submissions has been really impressive. We thought in the build up to the new course we’d begin a monthly newsletter and show … Read More

Dance x Digital Arts 26/1/17

January 12, 2017 |

Dance x Digital Arts is the inaugural event of the Performance Interactions Lecture Series held by Bartlett’s new master programme: M.Arch Design for Performance & Interaction. It will explore the intersection between dance, art & technology with talks from digital artists Memo … Read More

Cognitive Enhancement through Computational Technology

December 8, 2016 |

Computational technologies are becoming inherent to our thought processes. We are exposed, nowadays, to computational technologies at an increasingly young age, for growing time spans. We live in an era of highly accessible information through an enormous number of triggers, on various … Read More

From Responsive to Adaptive Environments

December 1, 2016 | | One Comment

 

This article aims at speculating on the differences between the terms “responsive” and “adaptive” architecture, starting from the work of Gordon Pask. The project Musicolour is an interactive installation in which the author played with the concept of synaesthesia. … Read More