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Funky Forest

November 20, 2007 |


The test of any good installation is how children respond and few I’ve seen get this kind of intuitive response. Theo Watson and Emily Gobeille, made ‘Funky Forest‘ which premiered at the 2007 Cinekid festival in the Netherlands. … 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

Kengo Kuma – Weak Architecture

October 9, 2007 | | 5 Comments


In search of flexible buildings – Kengo Kuma uses the term “weak architecture”. His teahouse does not rise up from the ground as a fixed wooden construction, but unfolds as an airborne ephemeral structure. When … Read More

Seduced by Light

September 29, 2007 | | 4 Comments

Dazed Digital recently published a series of three exclusive documentaries on artists who work with light as their medium. Two of these in particular, Jason Bruges Studio and United Visual Artists are common sights on this blog, … Read More

Burble London – Usman Haque – part 2

September 19, 2007 | | 2 Comments

Congratulations to Usman Haque and his team on the second successful flight of his ‘Burble‘ project. Here are a few photos of the event which was held in london over the weekend.

Thanks to … Read More

Metabolic Network Sensory Workshop

September 17, 2007 | | One Comment

Philip Beesley – Implant MatrixIn a couple of weeks, I’m flying of to this years ACADIA Conference held in Nova Scotia, Canada where I will be presenting my recent installation Performative Ecologies as well as taking part in the Metabolic … Read More

Flow 5.0 – Daan Roosegaarde

September 14, 2007 |

Its been a busy past week in London with events at the Tate and the very interesting 2 day conference on Media Architecture held at Central Saint Martins. I”ll cover these in detail over the … Read More

House Swarming – Infranatural

September 7, 2007 | | One Comment

Commissioned for the Art Center presentation of “Open House,” House Swarming is a site-specific installation that operates as both a complex light pattern that greets visitors and as an environment-sensing device. During the day, the “swarm” of green ambiguous … 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

Dune 4.0 – Daan Roosegaarde

January 5, 2007 | | 3 Comments

Dune 4.0 by Daan Roosegaarde is an interactive landscape which physically changes its appearance in accordance to human presence. Placed in the main corridor of Montevideo, Dune 4.0 is composed of hundreds of fibers which react in correspondence to … Read More

Leicester Lights – Jason Bruges Studio

December 22, 2006 |

Looking at the rich mix of colour, form and movement that we see in processions and carnivals, and celebrating Leicester’s cultural diversity, Interactive Architects, Jason Bruges Studio have integrated colour capturing technologies … Read More

Kinetic Art and Architecture part 2 – Anthony McCall

December 1, 2006 | | 2 Comments

During my current work research (see previous post) I came accross the beautiful work of Anthony McCall and thought I’d post it as my second post in a series on kinetic art and architecture. He used film to explore … Read More

Kinetic Art and Architecture part 1

November 13, 2006 | | 5 Comments

I’m going to spend a couple of weeks looking at ideas around movement, in art and architecture, If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. I’m going to start with some images from early works and lead … Read More

The Laser harp – Jen Lewin

October 23, 2006 | | One Comment

The Laser harp by Jen Lewin, Blue Ink Studio is playing with the relationship between the physical and the digital, the virtual and the real. The "Laser Harps" is an immersive instrument and installation using movement and laser light … Read More

chromastrobic light – Paul Friedlander

October 16, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Imagine a physical sculptural version of a dynamical system in 3d space or a complex particle simulation, the kind that appears as a floating gas vapour. Using a technique called ‘chromastrobic light’ Paul Friedlander conjures … Read More

Bridge – Michael Cross

October 11, 2006 | | 7 Comments

Bridge is a spectacular new site-specific design commission for Dilston Grove, London (Cafe Gallery Projects) by Michael Cross. Housed in a former church, (one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction and a Grade II listed building), … Read More

Kinetica Museum, London

October 7, 2006 | | 5 Comments

 I was so excited to see the opening of Kinetica, the UK’s first Museum dedicated to time based art such as kinetic, interactive and robotic art, that I rushed down yesterday to get a look at the … 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