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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

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 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

Edward Ihnatowicz – The Senster

January 15, 2008 | | 7 Comments

Edward Ihnatowicz was a Cybernetic Sculptor active in the UK in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. His ground-breaking sculptures explored the interaction between his robotic works and the audience, and reached their height with The Senster, a large … 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

Ruth Ron – WallFold

January 13, 2008 |

Ruth Ron is an architect and interactive media artist. She has done a number of interactive installations bridging telecommunications technologies and architecture, many of which are focused on dematerializing architectural structures such as transformative walls, walls that turn into … Read More

Life Spectulatrix – Augmented Architectures

December 18, 2007 | | One Comment


Here’s one of Augmented Architecture‘s prototypes that I saw at the ACADIA07 earlier this year. “Life Spectulatrix” is an evolutionary physical skin based on digital environmental feedback retrieved through the webspace. Architect Nancy Diniz describes how it becomes … Read More

David Rokeby – Cloud

December 12, 2007 |

One project that caught my eye from Regine’s posts covering the VIDA awards was David Rokeby’s Cloud Installation currently suspended in the Great Hall at the Ontario Science Centre. One hundred identical sculptural elements, arranged in ten by ten … 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

Jason Bruges Studio – Wind to Light

September 16, 2007 |

At the Tate last saturday Jason Bruges Studio talked about a number of their recent projects including this one called ‘wind to light’ which you may have seen featured in the press earlier in the summer, Jason described … 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

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

Life Size – David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang

February 28, 2007 |

David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang of ‘The Living’ Architects presented their recent work at the Interactive Architecture event I organised at Eyebeam last month. They have just released 2 lovely little … Read More