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SplineGraft – Krets

February 21, 2007 |

The SplineGraft project sets up a reactive environment in which sound dampening panels are continuously reshaped by a network of actuating devices, triggered by user movement. The panels are grafted into an existing environment, supported by structural racks allowing … Read More

Gary Chang – Reconfigurable Living Spaces – Suitcase House Hotel

February 19, 2007 | | 11 Comments


When Gary Chang spoke at the Simplicity Symposium at Ars Electronica curated by John Maeda last year, I was amazed by his life story growing up in Hong Kong in cramped conditions and how as an architect these experiences … Read More

Moving Structure – Pavel Hladik

January 9, 2007 | | 7 Comments

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I’m always interested in kinetic architecture so I was excited to hear about Pavel Hladik’s current project which investigates the possibility of material systems that could enable new forms of interactive environment. This project aims to find … 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

Hydraulic Urinals

November 20, 2006 | | 10 Comments

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In an effort to handle its nighttime public urination problem, cities are considering installing urinals that disappear below street level during the day. Unlike the automated, self-cleaning toilets planned for Toronto and Vancouver, which … 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


November 7, 2006 |

Déplacements consists of 24 computer case fans forming a rectangle. Each fan is a “pixel”, its number of revolutions and the intensity of the light of its LED change according to the level of gray corresponding to the pixel of … Read More


November 3, 2006 |

While I was looking through maoworks website I noticed they’re working on a project called Sensorama with engineers ARUP, Imperial College, British Telecom and my old art school Central Saint Martins. Unfortunately no information is revealed but it reminded me … Read More

Douglas Irving Repetto

October 20, 2006 |

Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity, ArtBots: … Read More

Kinesthetic Informatic Interface

October 18, 2006 | | 4 Comments

Super Cilia Skin by  Hayes Raffle, Mitchell Joachim, & James Tichenor is a tactile and visual system consisting of an array of actuators that are anchored to an elastic membrane. These actuators represent information by changing their physical orientation. … 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

Bubbles – Interactive Pneumatic Environment

October 9, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Completed a couple of weeks ago at the Materials & Applications research and exhibition site in Los Angeles, I have been meaning to post ‘Bubbles‘ after following its rapid development and construtction on the supporting blog that … 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


September 18, 2006 |

Another project that I saw online a while ago was Outerspace by Andre Stubbe and Markus Lerner of the Berlin University of the Arts. It was presented as part of the CyberArts Exhibition at Ars Electronica but unfortunately … 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

Curious Implantation – Nicole Knauer

September 11, 2006 |

On the openinng night of Ars Electronica I visited the KunstRaum Goethestraße to see Nicole Knauer’s remarkable installation ‘Curious Implantation ‘ made from 500,000 white plastic cable ties. Using a generic object for day to day electronics and … Read More