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Growing a Hidden Architecture – Christian Kerrigan

July 12, 2006 | | 4 Comments

Architect & Editor of 'The Space Between'magazine, Christian Kerrigan investigates in his recent work, how man’s ability to control his surroundings is intimately linked with his advancing capabilities of using technology. Christian says "We have reached a … Read More

Angels – Constructing Reconfigurable Space

July 5, 2006 | | One Comment

I’ve finally got round to recovering interactive architecture dot org and I’m pleased to be able to get back to blogging by introducing my most recent research into Constructing Interactive Reconfigurable Space. Collaborating with Paul Burres a fellow student … Read More

Interactive Urinals

May 20, 2006 | | 10 Comments

Industrial Designer Marcel Neundörfer has designed a urinal that features a pressure-sensitive display screen for some gaming fun in restrooms.

When relieving yourself into this interactive urinal, you launch a mini-game that focuses on a target, with your stream … Read More


May 8, 2006 |

Micro.Spheres by Julius Popp takes place in a room, containing around 16 autonomously acting robots, which visitors are allowed to enter and experience. The robots act according to a dogmatic command that drives them to perpetually place themselves in … Read More

Lemur – Robotic Musical Instruments

May 3, 2006 |

LEMUR is a Brooklyn-based group of artists and technologists developing robotic musical instruments. Founded in 2000 by musician and engineer Eric Singer . Here are a couple of their instruments and I recommend checking out the videos on their … Read More

Edge Monkeys – Stephen Gage & Will Thorne

May 1, 2006 | | One Comment

In an article published in the cyber journal Technoetic Arts; Professor Stephen Gage of the Interactive Architecture Workshop and Will Thorne (UCL) describe a hypothetical fleet of small robots they call “edge monkeys.” Their function would be to patrol … Read More

Mechanoid Elephant comes to London

April 28, 2006 |

The Sultan’s Elephant is a fairy-tale for adults and children alike, and features a vast, moving, wooden elephant, 42 tons in weight, and the height of a three-storey house. The mechanoid elephant will make slow but steady progress around … Read More


April 22, 2006 |

A three-dimensional tactile physical map that emerges out of a table. 4600 pins powered by a single motor push up touch-sensitive silicone screen to simulate the height topography, while vacuum sucks down the rest of the ‘unpinned’ skin. an … Read More

Robotecture – Michael Fox

April 20, 2006 |

Michael Fox spoke at the Game Set Match Conference a fortnight ago about his approach to teaching Interactive Architecture which he's developed through his time teaching at MIT's Kinetic Design Group, SCI-Arc, Hong Polytechnic University, the Art Center College … Read More

Vacuum Packing – Heartbeat – Ishiwata

April 19, 2006 |

Artist Makoto Ishiwata newest piece: Vacuum Packing!: Heartbeat , a polyhedron-shaped giant capsule, vacuum packs its inhabitant from all sides in rubber and a rhythmic soundscape. Ishiwata intentions were to create a space for self-reflection and meditation. The heartbeat also … Read More

Self-replicating, Self-sustaining and Adaptive Machines – CCSL

April 7, 2006 |

A potentially new way to build adaptive spaces out of generic robotic forms. Seemingly simple although no doubt devilishly complicated to develop, graceful in their movements and strangely cute considering their sandy brown color. With half a tongue in cheek, … Read More


March 22, 2006 | | 4 Comments

Website (german)

Bitfall is an installation where water is being used to project images taken from the internet. A computer observes various news websites and chooses thereafter the images to be displayed. 128 nozzles are controlled by synchronised … Read More

Boutique Vizique

March 14, 2006 |

Here are a few projects from Boutique Vizique (Hendrik Leper and Stijn Schiffeleers)


‘ Drawplay ‘ is an audiovisual installation that generates audio and reveals video according to your drawing on a touchscreen imbedded in a soft bench. … Read More

Devolution – Prosthetic Limbs and Robotic Creatures

March 10, 2006 |

The Australian Dance Theatre's new show will feature prosthetic limbs, large-scale ambulating robotic creatures (some of them strapped to dancers) and a kinetic set and lighting design.

Devolution is a collaboration between Australian Dance Theatre and French-Canadian robotics artist … Read More

Lightbulb – Jeff Lieberman

March 2, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Here's a great piece I saw a while ago and meant to post. Jeff Lieberman has explores two phenomena, the stabilization of unstable systems using feedback, and wireless power transmission. Feedback systems often levitate objects, stabilize inverted pendulums, and … Read More

see/saw – Chapman + Utterback

February 21, 2006 |

Documentation Video

see/saw is an interactive installation in which visitors' manipulations of a real see-saw control the fluctuation of power and emotion in the story of an intimate relationship. A pair of words are projected on the walls … Read More

Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen

February 16, 2006 | | 2 Comments

HeHe (Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen) reverse cultural engineers the technological systems that surround us: From transport design to pollution monitoring, from public advertisement to meteorology, from architecture to public lightning. Their work seeks to go back in time, … Read More

3D Display Technology

February 14, 2006 |

p>I'm always a little sceptical when engineers claim to created real 3D displays but this report from DailyTech sounds like there might finally be some convincing if not a little low-res Holodeck style projects in the near future. The obvious … Read More