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Interactive Architecture Lab Catalog 2013

August 29, 2014 |

Very please to be posting this today as it feels somewhat like a new start for this website that has been static now for a few years while I have built a number of quite large kinetic installation pieces and … Read More

Five copies of Digital Architecture to be won

June 11, 2010 | | One Comment

Dezeen are running a competition to win copies of my recent book Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands.

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43 Dodgy Statements on Computer Art

April 20, 2010 | | 2 Comments

Written by one of the early pioneers of computer arts, these words by Brian Reffin Smith are part tongue in cheek, part humorously accurate statements on the value, practicalities and nature of computer arts. Thanks to the Computer Arts Society … Read More

Luminous Ceilings

April 12, 2010 | | 4 Comments

Thomas Schielke sent me his youtube presentation of Luminous ceilings a few months ago and usually I bin such emails since I like to find things for myself but I really enjoyed the way this research was put together (except … Read More

Vague Terrain 16: Architecture/Action

February 24, 2010 |

Joshua Noble’s new issue of Vague Terrain is definately worth a look. He described this issue as “an exploration of space, functionality in space, and the relationship of the body to the systems around it. All technologies reshape the body … Read More

The definitive book to date…

January 28, 2010 | | 2 Comments

Here a book I’ve really been meaning to post about for a long time. Published by PA Press, Michael Fox and Miles Kemp have put together as they call it “a processes-oriented guide to creating dynamic spaces and objects … Read More

Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands

October 26, 2009 | | 8 Comments

Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands is a collection of provocative projects from a young generation of digitally enabled designers. This publication oscillates between the analog and the digital, from concept to realisation, mapping processes as it explores the diverse … Read More

Situated Technologies Pamphlet 4

July 18, 2009 |

The new Situated Technologies Pamphlet is out featuring a conversation between leading interactive architects Philip Beesley & Omar Khan. The Situated Technologies Pamphlets series, published by the Architectural League, explores the implications of ubiquitous computing for architecture and urbanism. … Read More

Art and Code

July 14, 2009 | | One Comment

Golan Levin has announced that many of the talks at Art & Code are available online to watch here. Below is a video of Ben Fry and Casey Reas talking about Processing and above Golan himself talking. Make sure … Read More

A Computer in the Art Room – Catherine Mason

March 6, 2009 | | One Comment

A Computer in the Art Room by Catherine Mason gives a detailed insight into the collaboration of art and cybernetics in Britain from the 1950s to the 1980s. With a historical focus, the author concentrates initially on the growth … Read More

Strategic Boredom – Molly Wright Steenson

March 29, 2008 | | One Comment

  • An Image of Pask’s Musicolour. The First Interactive Installation that had the potential to bored of people’s behaviour
  • Here’s a great lecture by Molly Wright Steenson on Strategic Bordom. There’s a write up here, by Regine on wmmna from … Read More

    Interactive Architecture Lecture @ Kunsthaus Graz

    December 20, 2007 | | 5 Comments

    As part of the Europrix exhibition held in the Kunsthaus,Graz, I did a short presentation about my views on Interactive Architecture and its relationships to other fields in the arts and sciences both practically and conceptually and also where my … Read More

    Emotional Architecture?

    October 18, 2007 | | 4 Comments

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    So what does the future hold for us? And what will technology enable us or indeed disable us from achieving. Futuristic visions from science fiction cinema borrow much from the leading technology of their time, … Read More

    Seduced by Light

    September 29, 2007 | | 4 Comments

    Dazed Digital recently published a series of three exclusive documentaries on artists who work with light as their medium. Two of these in particular, Jason Bruges Studio and United Visual Artists are common sights on this blog, … Read More

    An Evolutionary Architecture – John Frazer

    September 20, 2007 | | 7 Comments

    An Evolutionary Architecture by John Frazer is a fascinating book that has been out of print for some time. Fortunately it has been made freely available on the web to download and I recommend anyone who’s interesting in interactive … Read More

    Computer Programming as an Art

    February 18, 2006 |

    “It seems to me that if the authors I studied were writing today, they would agree with the following characterization: Science is knowledge which we understand so well that we can teach it to a computer; and if we don't … Read More

    Multi Sensitive Space РDer multisensuelle Raum РMirko Immend̦rfer

    February 10, 2006 | | One Comment

    Download (German) I’ve been meaning to post this for a while. My very clever friend Mirko Immendörfer’s phd Dissertation on Multi Sensitive Space. Mirko currently works for dRMM Architects in London and previously worked for architectural practices in Germany … Read More

    Karl Schroeder, “Cyberspace, R.I.P.”

    December 21, 2005 |

    Great Quote I thought I’d put on since I was recently asked what the relationship between cyberspace and interactive architecture is.

    Cyberspace, RIP by Karl Schroeder from Future Now

    “It’s this overlay of the virtual over the real that makes … Read More