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Research Articles

Human response and awareness of social and physical environment

October 27, 2018 |

When strolling along the city streets, I always found myself spaced out to somewhere else from time to time, but I could walk well without paying attention. Recently, there is a really famous app called “Pokemon GO”, which is an … Read More

Immaterial Architecture of Sound

October 25, 2018 |

This paper, explores our perception of sound as a spatial event and in relation to architectural space. Creation of sonic spaces with the interrelation of space, time and movement is explained by examples. My ongoing research project IS, as a … Read More

@heyhexx The Emotive Bot – Towards Emotionally Expressive Robots

October 20, 2018 |

Computer-mediated communication lacks the deep meaning of non-verbal cues. My question is what techniques can be used to design a non-humanoid agent which goal is to represent and project the client’s emotion in behavioral language to others in online communication? … Read More

Musical Emergence – A study of self-organisation and disruption in systems of distributed performers

October 20, 2018 |

Abstract

This thesis explores the parallel between self-organisation in non-human complex systems and the process of improvisation in musical ensembles. Both phenomena illustrate the concept of emergence, which can be defined by the appearance of a structure at the scale … Read More

Architectural Augmentation In Live Performance

October 18, 2018 |

An investigation into the architectural presence, containment and embodiment of live performance.

“I think that the moment the separation between any of the elements ceases, the moment there’s no longer actor, author, subject, spectator; the moment all those fuse together into … Read More

Order & Chance: Narratives of New Media

October 21, 2017 |

“Myths, folktales, fairy tales— these are the prototypes of all narrative, the ancestors and the models of later fictional developments. In studying the history of narrative, we find that in modern times forms have developed which elaborate and transform the … Read More

Machine as Scenographer

September 21, 2017 | | One Comment

The history of the cinema is one of a technological experiment, spectator/spectacle relations and production, distribution, and presentation mechanisms [2]. From its earliest days cinema was an experimental medium and continues to be so as it is being technologically revolutionized. … Read More

Skin Colouration in Silicone Wearables

September 19, 2017 |

According to Witzany (Witzany, 2014) communication between organisms in all domains, from bacteria and fungi, to mammals, including humans, is necessary in order to coexist. In all the kingdoms of life, no coordination or organisation is to be … Read More

Aposema: Identity Altering Face Prosthesis

September 18, 2017 |

Technology is playing a growing role in extending our physical senses and abilities, constantly modifying and deforming our bodies. One of the oldest examples of body extensions is clothing. An ancient technology developed for protection, that with time … Read More

Interactive Dramaturgy for Chinese Kunqu Opera “The Peony Pavilion”

September 18, 2017 |

 

This thesis proposes a new form of theatre using the design of a spatial interactive installation that will assess the relationship between performance, space and audience, thereby providing the audience with a thoroughly immersive experience. Through the use … Read More

The Reciprocal Relation of Semiotic Architectural Space and Semiotic Filmic Space

September 17, 2017 |

This paper explores the semiotic link between architectural spaces and film spaces in order to find new methods of designing in the real world.  There are many elements in which architecture and film overlap such as space, movement, visuals, etc. … Read More

Challenges of Mixed Reality Project Development

September 17, 2017 |

As David H. Jonassen wrote in his book (Learning to solve problems: An instructional design guide) [1], the two most critical attributes of a question are how the problem should be defined and what is the value in solving it. … Read More

Changing Spatial Boundaries.

September 17, 2017 |

“Augmented reality will not only change the way architects work but also how we use the space,” says architect Greg Lynn (2016). The physical space can be transformed by overlaying digital information provided by a Head Mounted Display … Read More

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

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