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Open Burble – Usman Haque

August 30, 2006 | | 3 Comments

Project Development, visualisation & flight tests

Commissioned for the Singapore Biennale 2006, Open Burble is the most recent public art work of Usman Haque. It is a further development of his earlier well known Sky Ear project where a … Read More


August 25, 2006 | | 2 Comments

I thought after a week mainly showing some robotics based projects, I'd post a little about one of my favourite pieces of work by one of my favourite artists, Ken Rinaldo.

Autopoesis 2000 Video

Ken Rinaldo is an … Read More

Hysterical Machines – Bill Vorn

August 23, 2006 | | One Comment

Bill Vorn is working in the field of Robotic Art since 1992. His installation projects involve robotics and motion control, sound, lighting, video and cybernetic processes. He pursues research on Artificial Life (and Death) and Agent Technologies through artistic work … Read More


August 10, 2006 | | One Comment


Another interactive kinetic sculpture from Jonathan Schipper , 2 participants are taken from the audience and buckled into the saddles on either end of the machine. The participants are then lifted into the air. Both participants are provided … Read More

Invisible Sphere – Johnathan Schipper

August 10, 2006 | | 6 Comments

A 5.5 foot diameter sphere covered with video monitors & surveillance cameras. each monitor displays a live video feed from a camera placed on the opposite side of the sphere. the sphere, created by Jonathan Schipper , … Read More

Some thoughts on Responsive Kinetic Architecture

July 27, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Institut du Monde Arabe

The idea of a responsive architecture is simply fascinating. The façade of Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe comes immediately to mind, especially the way its lenses respond to changing light levels; likewise, … Read More

Homographies – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

July 26, 2006 | | One Comment


I saw Rafaiel Lozano-Hemmer give a talk about his exciting work to the Bartlett School of Architecture earlier this year which included a short introduction to HOMOGRAPHIES while it was still in development. Now complete it is … Read More

Implant Matrix – Philip Beesley

July 24, 2006 |

Implant Matrix by Philip Beesley is an interactive geotextile that could be used for reinforcing landscapes and buildings of the future. The matrix is capable of mechanical empathy. A network of mechanisms react to human occupants … Read More

Achim Wollscheid

July 21, 2006 |

I encountered the work of Achim Wollscheid through the excellent We-Make-Money-Not-Art when Regine recently posted his recent Inlet/Outlet installation exhibited at Sonambiente in Berlin. 

It is a simple project where the movement of inhabitants in a … Read More

Miles Kemp – Meta Morphic “Living” Architecture

July 20, 2006 |


Miles Kemp explored the question ‘Why can't architecture grow with us?’ for his Masters Thesis at Southern California Institute of Architecture. Inspired by the actuation of miniature robotic modules like the “Self-replicating, Self-sustaining and Adaptive Machines ” … Read More

Natural Amplifiers – The Bird Table – Fred Guttfield

July 15, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Fred Guttfield ´s work explores the contested territory between technology and nature. He designs 'Natural Amplifiers' which highlight the necessity and beauty found in nature and natural behaviours. 'The Bird Table' is his latest project. Fred explains: … Read More

Growing a Hidden Architecture – Christian Kerrigan

July 12, 2006 | | 4 Comments

Architect & Editor of 'The Space Between'magazine, Christian Kerrigan investigates in his recent work, how man’s ability to control his surroundings is intimately linked with his advancing capabilities of using technology. Christian says "We have reached a … Read More

Angels – Constructing Reconfigurable Space

July 5, 2006 | | One Comment

I’ve finally got round to recovering interactive architecture dot org and I’m pleased to be able to get back to blogging by introducing my most recent research into Constructing Interactive Reconfigurable Space. Collaborating with Paul Burres a fellow student … Read More

Crawling and Jumping Soft Robots

May 10, 2006 |

More robots… Rough terrain locomotion has mainly relied on rigid body systems, such as crawlers and leg mechanisms. The guys at the Department of Robotics, Ritsumeikan Univ.ersity, Japan are looking at alternative approachs that uses deformation .

Video – … Read More


May 8, 2006 |

Micro.Spheres by Julius Popp takes place in a room, containing around 16 autonomously acting robots, which visitors are allowed to enter and experience. The robots act according to a dogmatic command that drives them to perpetually place themselves in … Read More

Edge Monkeys – Stephen Gage & Will Thorne

May 1, 2006 | | One Comment

In an article published in the cyber journal Technoetic Arts; Professor Stephen Gage of the Interactive Architecture Workshop and Will Thorne (UCL) describe a hypothetical fleet of small robots they call “edge monkeys.” Their function would be to patrol … Read More

Mechanoid Elephant comes to London

April 28, 2006 |

The Sultan’s Elephant is a fairy-tale for adults and children alike, and features a vast, moving, wooden elephant, 42 tons in weight, and the height of a three-storey house. The mechanoid elephant will make slow but steady progress around … Read More

Constructing the Specific – Phil Ayres

April 24, 2006 |

Phil Ayres a member of sixteen *( makers ) and tutor of the Bartlett Interactive Architecture Workshop spoke last week at Podnet (post-digital architecture network) about sixteen* (makers) research and development.

Through a series of projects they have explored … Read More