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Simplicity Project – Interview with John Maeda

January 21, 2006 |

Sascha Pohflepp, a Digital Arist, blogger for plugimi and wmmna and writer for de:bug magazine, has recently interviewed John Maeda about the Simplicity project. If you don’t already know of John Maeda then I highly recommend you get to know … Read More

Transforming Digital Architecture from Virtual to Neuro – Brian Massumi

January 16, 2006 |

Above is the Blur Building by Diller + Scofido whirling above Lake Neuchatel , Switzerland and Below is an interesting interview of Brian Massumi by Thomas Markussen.

Thomas Markussen

A few years ago, architects were almost obsessed with … Read More

America’s Other Space Program

January 15, 2006 | | 2 Comments


I’ve been looking at using dirigibles for an interactive installation I’m thinking about building but more about that hopefully in the future. I found this while I was looking for some meteorological balloons. JP Aerospace is a volunteer-based … Read More

AutoGene – Dancing Umbrellas

January 6, 2006 |

See Video A Bit slow to start but gets better as it goes on

AutoGene A Choreographed kinetic sculpture by Peter William Holden using umbrellas automated like pistons producing a charming performance to Gene Kelly Classic, ‘Singing in the … Read More

6th Annual Weblog Awards

January 4, 2006 |

The nomination phase for The 6th Annual Weblog Awards are now in session and open to everyone to give their nominations.

Just so you know is based in the UK

Hint Hint Hint!!!

Okay enough shameless hints, dont forget … Read More

Interactive Architecture interviewed by HMC MediaLab

December 22, 2005 |

HMC Medialab do great work but they also have been encouraging experimentation between the arts, science and technology disciplines particularily in the West of England. Check out their projects Lacuna, Hyperfabric, and their multi-award winning project Eyeborg

Recently Adam Montandon … Read More

Adam Greenfield on Ubiquitous Computing

December 16, 2005 |

Ubiquitous Computing integrates computation into the environment, rather than having computers which are distinct objects. An major aspect of interactive architecture “Ubicomp” is an essential part of embedding architecture with digital systems.

Here’s an English translation of an interview recently … Read More

Interactive Architecture at Plymouth University

December 3, 2005 |

I spent the whole of Friday at Plymouth University’s Architecture School with Kirsty Curnow‘s Unit. Jason Bruges of famed interactive architects Jason Bruges Studio and my humble self did talks on our work and then spent the afternoon doing tutorials … Read More

SAILS: Self-Assembling Intelligent Lighter-Than-Air Structures

November 24, 2005 |

film for discovery channel

“The Mascarillons are the first rigid aerobots developed for the [ SAILS ] project. They are flying cubic automata able to develop collective behaviors and assemblages through swarm-intelligence protocols.”

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Interesting idea for constantly … Read More

Dorkbot London 33

November 23, 2005 |

I had a really great time talking about interactive architecture and my project ‘Reciprocal Space‘ on Monday so thanks to the guys at Dorkbot and I look forward to coming along to more dorkbots in the near future. Also … Read More

Creating Haunted Architecture – Usman Haque

November 8, 2005 |

Some of my friends from the Interactive Architecture Workshop at the Bartlett were guinea pigs recently for (ex-student and tutor) Usman Haque’s new project Haunt.

Using humidity, temperatures and electromagnetic and sonic frequencies that parapsychologists have associated with … Read More

Kaleidophone РChristian M̦ller

November 5, 2005 |

By selecting the telephone numbers indicated within the base range of the cladding the visitors can evoke sounds using the number keys of their telephones. They can also manipulate the shade play on the surface of the light sculpture. … Read More

Interactive Pillows

November 2, 2005 | | One Comment

Stemming from the need for more subtle forms of communication to complement existing IT devices, this project explores interactive pillows as a means of enhancing long-distance communications. Through natural interaction with a pillow in one location, dynamic textile patterns are … Read More

ReFashion Lab – Smart Studio

October 26, 2005 |

The ReFashion Lab is a concrete example of how architectural space and interactive media can be combined to create new types of interaction.

The ReFashion Lab can be understood as a spatial media interface to information and ambience, addressing … Read More


October 17, 2005 |

TABLEPORTATION is a local media system designed to fuse mediated and physical space, to experiment and play with social boundaries, to encourage and allow new forms of interplay between people at different tables in the café.

Video cameras monitor … Read More

Fortune’s Vision of the E-Office

October 5, 2005 |

I think it’s always interesting to see how publications like Fortune select from the multitude of new interactive devices what they see as the future of for example the office environment. While it shows a certain immaturity in what they … Read More

Back from holiday

September 11, 2005 |

The Blog’s been a bit quiet for a while since I’ve been having a well deserved break in Spain enjoying the mighty La Tomatina Festival where 30,000 people from around the world came together to have a Giant tomato fight … Read More

Rem Koolhaas & IDEO – Interactive dressing rooms

August 6, 2005 |

IDEO Project Details

In December 2001 the Italian haute couturier Prada opened its groundbreaking new “epicenter” store in New York City, designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas. IDEO, working with Koolhaas and his architecture and research firm OMA/AMO, created … Read More