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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

Tom Foulsham

June 30, 2009 |

The Royal College of Art Show opened last week with some excellent work which no doubt wmmna will cover in depth. One project I particularly enjoyed was Tom Foulsham, an ex-Bartlett graduate and now graduate of the RCA’s Design … Read More

Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots Project

February 25, 2009 | | One Comment

One of the special mentions in the VIDA 11.0 exhibition went to Carnivorous Domestic Entertainment Robots project by James Auger, Jimmy Loizeau, Alex Zivanovic, and Trevor Harvey currently exists as a series of five semi-operational prototypes: Mousetrap coffee table robot, … Read More

Virtual Electronic Poem

April 15, 2008 | | 5 Comments

The Poème électronique was a unique experience, originated from the request made by Philips to Le Corbusier for the design of the company’s pavilion at the Brussels World Fair in 1958. The whole project was initiated and directed by … Read More

Insect Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems

April 14, 2008 | | 2 Comments

The Hybrid Insect Micro Electro Mechanical Systems project aims to create literal shutterbugs – camera-toting insects whose nerves have grown into their internal silicon chip so that wranglers can control their activities. DARPA researchers are also raising cyborg beetles … Read More

Arthur Ganson

April 9, 2008 | | 2 Comments

Arthur Ganson has been a great inspiration to me. His artistic and engineering skill is articulated with great humour and weightlessness. I just thought I’d put a few videos I found online up here but I recommend the DVD … Read More

Swarming Structures

April 8, 2008 | | One Comment

I have an ongoing interest in swarming structures that goes back to my Angels, Flying Reconfigurable Architecture work which I did at the Bartlett a couple of years ago. Going from concept to real truely swarming LTA vehicles is … Read More

Richard Roberts – Hearing A Reality

March 25, 2008 |

    Exploded Axonometric of his most recent electro-acoustic system

Architect Richard Roberts electro-acoustic systems have been developed to explore the sonic properties of environments, and reveal the way in which sound and space co-habit one another. The system uses … Read More

Richard Brown

March 24, 2008 | | 2 Comments

I’m currently over in Vienna settng up my work for the upcoming Pask Present Exhibition which opens tomorrow. If your in the area feel free to join us for the opening night tomorrow (25th March). One of the artists exhibiting … Read More

Spinning Streetlights

January 28, 2008 | | 2 Comments

Here’s an interesting wind powered streetlight from the Panasonic Center in Tokyo that I found on hyperexperience blog run by Leonardo Bonanni of MediaLab. I’m a big fan of using these Vertical Axis Wind Turbines for integrating into urban … Read More

Michael Wihart – Soft Architectural Machines

January 18, 2008 | | 5 Comments

Michael Wihart explored how ecologies of small machines made of nanotechnological and biotechnological elements might be able to swarm together to create architectural space and developed notions of how these spaces might reconfigure over time. Here’s some images of … Read More

Marcos Cruz – Flesh Architecture

January 17, 2008 | | One Comment

Marcos Cruz is a practising architect who lives and works in London. He is a co-founder of marcosandmarjan, as well as a Lecturer at the Bartlett UCL (Unit 20). His individual research is dedicated to a future vision of … Read More

Living City

January 14, 2008 | | 5 Comments

Architects ‘The Living‘ did a great presentation on their design approach to rapid low cost prototyping of interactive environments and construction techniques last year at the ‘Interactive Architecture & Media’ symposium I organised at Eyebeam last February. They’re currently … Read More

Roots – Roman Kirschner

October 22, 2007 | | 3 Comments

My recent work has been influenced a great deal by the work of Cybernetican Gordon Pask (1928-1996)  from his interactive installations to his work with Architects Cedric Price, John Fazer and Media Lab co-founder Nicholas Negroponte. Its always interesting … Read More

Performative Ecologies – Ruairi Glynn

July 20, 2007 | | 6 Comments

Performative Ecologies Film 15Mb Development of Performative Ecologies Film 25Mb Website

Well here’s whats been keeping me busy these past months. I got the opportunity to share my most recent collection of responsive environments, collectively called “Performative … Read More


December 6, 2006 |

Another project from the very clever fellows at MITs Tangible Media group. Senspectra is a computationally augmented physical modeling toolkit designed for sensing and visualization of structural strain. The system functions as a distributed sensor network consisting of nodes, … Read More

Very Busy – Work in Progress

November 30, 2006 | | 2 Comments

I haven’t been posting much in the last 3 weeks because of my current project. There’s a long way to go but I thought I’d put a little image of the 2nd prototype online and some images of it … Read More

Hydraulic Urinals

November 20, 2006 | | 10 Comments

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In an effort to handle its nighttime public urination problem, cities are considering installing urinals that disappear below street level during the day. Unlike the automated, self-cleaning toilets planned for Toronto and Vancouver, which … Read More