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fLUX, Binary Waves – Lab[au]

April 20, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Another great project by LAb[au], “fLUX binary waves” is an urban and cybernetic installation based on the measuring of infrastructural ( passengers, cars…) and communicational ( electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones, radio…) flows and their transposition into luminous, … Read More

Primal Source – Usman Haque

March 18, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Primal Source by Usman Haque was an all-night performance/installation brought to life through the active participation of festival-goers at Glow 08. Making use of a large-scale outdoor waterscreen/mist projection system, the mirage-like installation glowed with colours and ebullient patterns … 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

Sean Hanna

December 7, 2007 | | One Comment

Sean Hanna is an interesting architect/engineer whose work I’ve been meaning to cover for some time. He was awarded a American Institute of Architects Student Gold Medal and went on to work on algorithmic & parametric design aspects … Read More

Colour Responsive Chairs – Moritz Waldemeyer

September 26, 2007 |

By Royal Appointment is a set of responsive chairs by Moritz Waldemeyer. As a person sits in the chair, an RGB colour sensor in the back reads the colour of their clothing. The colour LEDs on the back of … Read More

The Light Bead Curtain – Ami Wolf and Jin-Yo Mok

November 1, 2006 | | 4 Comments

The Light Bead Curtain is an interactive musical installation that can be freely played by person’s touch. The installation takes the familiar form of a beaded curtain that consists of strings of simple clear beads. Each bead, on a … Read More

Random Screen – Paperpixel – Aram Bartholl

September 24, 2006 | | 3 Comments

One of my favourite and simplist projects at Ars Electronica was Aram Bartholl ‘s Random Screen.

“Random Screen” is a mechanical thermo dynamic display which does not rely on any electricity.

Each of the 12 by 12 cm … Read More

Music for Bodies – Sonic Bed

September 20, 2006 | | 5 Comments

Music for Bodies is a research project linking the sonic mapping of human bodies to architecture, through a practical study of bioresonance and interface building. Its aim is to discover new methods of experimental music making, as well as make … Read More

Robotic Chair

September 13, 2006 |

At Ars Electronica's Cyber Arts exhibition I got to finally see after seeing a prototype video online last year, Max Sean, Raffaello D'Andrea, and Matt Donovan's 'Robotic Chair' project in action. The robotic chair can break apart and then … Read More

Reorient – Migrating Architectures

September 8, 2006 |

"Re:orient – migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China ‘s global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only along retail channels, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built … Read More


August 11, 2006 |


Torbjorn Lundell's new light-emitting textile, GloFab launched at the 2006 Stockholm Furniture Fair uses light directed through fiber optic cables which are weaved together to create a range of effects.  Fiber optic cables can only be bent so much … Read More

The Anxious Lounge – Toby Carr

July 18, 2006 | | One Comment

The Anxious Lounge': An investigation into the way that active furniture might share space with people. Each piece of furniture has it's own goal set. Toby's work is an extension of his paper '…Emergent Voyeurisms in the Performative space … Read More

Airbus & BMW Projected Interiors

April 26, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Airbus A350 will unveil its new A350 twinjet at the Aircraft Interiors Expo 2006 exhibition in Hamburg that will feature opulent interiors by BMW. Airbus has linked with BMW Group Designworks to design a new interior on the A350. … Read More

BioWall – Loop.pH

March 15, 2006 |

“ As it becomes increasingly difficult to read the signs of our natural environment in urban, built landscapes we use plants in our work as we consider them to be the most sophisticated of sensors and displays. ”

An … Read More

Feel – Animi Causa

March 8, 2006 |

Okay so this isn't interactive but it is reconfigurable and thats enough for me. Here's the beautifully simple piece of furniture from Animi Causa called Feel. It's a grid of 120 soft balls that can be folded and arranged … Read More

Can you help?

February 2, 2006 | | One Comment

As you may have seen there’s a tutorials page attached to the blog which I’ve had online as long as the blog has been running. I’ve been meaning to build up a tutorials section of links to other websites … Read More

Update on Interactive Tables

January 15, 2006 |

Regine from wmmna, and Nicolas Nova from pasta and vinegar have put together an excellent list of interactive tables.

also see Regine’s new post of a ‘Conversation table’, a project looking at the social dynamics that take place at tables … Read More