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Marilena Skavara – Adaptive Fa[ca]de

February 26, 2010 | | 3 Comments

Here’s a great project that came out our Interactive Architecture research at the Bartlett School of Architecture. ‘Adaptive Fa[ca]de’ by Marilena Skavara explores the functional possibilities and performative characteristics of cellular automata (CA). In addition to the unique emergent behaviour of … Read More

Kiefer Technic Showroom Facade

January 7, 2010 | | 6 Comments

Created by architect Giselbrecht + Partner ZT GmbH this amazing project is called “Dynamic Facade” better known as the Kiefer Technic Showroom in Bad Gleichenberg, Austria.

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Leo Nunez – Emergence Exhibition

December 22, 2009 |

Another piece of work from the Emergence Exhibition “Propagations” by Leo Nunez is a system of cellular automatons, made up by 50 robots. Different states emerge from this complex system. These states are defined not only by the interaction … Read More

f5x5x5 – Lab[au]

October 12, 2009 |

Made up of 700 meters of aluminium, 6750 LED’s and 5060 m of cables Lab[au]‘s Framework f5x5x5 is an interactive kinetic light sculpture, extending the bi-dimensional screen space, by transposition of its pixel resolution to the physical space. Conceived … Read More


July 30, 2009 | | One Comment

In Fläsch, the winegrowers Martha and Daniel Gantenbein took advantage of the success of their Pinot Noir to replace their steel containers with oak barrels. They commissioned the architects Bearth & Deplazes with the design and construction of a … Read More

Jimenez Lai

June 29, 2009 | | One Comment

I first saw Jimenez Lai‘s work when it was presented at Materials & Applications in LA. Finally he’s put together a website so I thought I’d cover 2 recent pieces of his work. Jimenez describes his work as an … Read More

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

Shih Chieh Huang

April 13, 2009 | | One Comment

Installation artist Shih Chieh Huang transforms spaces with everyday objects. His most recent project “EX-I-09” currently on show at the Beall Center for Art + Technology focuses on exploring the unusual evolutionary adaptations undertaken by creatures that reside in … Read More

Choe U Ram – Anima Machines

April 11, 2009 |

Korean artist, Choe U Ram, creates massive, precision engineered sculptures with an eerie organic feel. He uses cut and polished metals, machinery and electronics to create kinetic sculptures inspired by sea creatures and plant life.

Exploring the … Read More

Joe Gilbertson and Art+Com

April 8, 2009 | | 2 Comments

About once every couple of months one of my students sends me a video of ART+COM‘s mechatronic installation, made up of 714 metal balls for the BMW museum. ART+COM describe it as “a spatial translation of a design process. … Read More

Daniel Chadwick – Kinetic Solar Systems

March 3, 2009 | | 5 Comments

Daniel Chadwick’s principal works are mobiles made up of “Kinetic Solar Systems” that revolve using tiny solar-powered motors to propel perfectly balanced discs.

Video of Solar Powered Mobiles

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Beacon – Cinimod Studio & Chris O’Shea

March 2, 2009 |

‘Beacon’, by Chris O’Shea & Cinimod Studio is a kinetic light installation with a mind of its own. An array of emergency beacon lights interacts with visitors, tracking their movement through the space, creating an immersive and playful experience.

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Wall of Eyes – Adrian Baynes

February 27, 2009 | | 2 Comments

Wall of Eyes by Adrian Baynes is an interactive public artwork, comprising of 225 mannequin eyes, which follow the viewer through space.

Its just one of the kinetic installations showing for the first time at Kinetica Art Fair opening … Read More


April 23, 2008 | | One Comment

Here are a number videos of installations and sculptures on the theme of artificial life which won awards at VIDA last year. Via wmmna

Mission eternity sarcophagus

Etoy.corporation launched the Mission Eternity Project in 2005, foregrounding on the … Read More

Joseph Weizenbaum – AI & Humanity

April 21, 2008 |

Joseph Weizenbaum died at the ripe old age of 85 last month (NYTime Obituary). Weizenbaum was best known for ELIZA, a program designed in 1966 to establish natural language conversation with a computer by emulating a Rogerian therapist (Online … 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

Adaptive Evolutionary Robotics

April 11, 2008 |

Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and self-replicate. At the root of this uncanny demo is a deep inquiry into the nature of how humans and living beings … 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