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Negotiating Real and Unreal Experiences of Light

Because of the charming, interesting and colorful effects that can be generated by light, there has been a long history of developing research on light, trying to find ways to first define it and explore it further. Reflection, refraction, and... Read More

New IALab Tutor: Choreographer Alexander Whitely

We’re announcing a number of new tutors joining our Masters in Design for Performance and Interaction this week. First up, Choreographer Alexander Whitely is not only an internationally recognised performance artist, but also a passionately anti-disciplinary practitioner. He often collaborates with digital artists,... Read More

A wearable soft robot with variable material distribution

As the development of robotics continues to expand beyond manufacturing and industrial automation and into the domain of cooperative human assistance and healthcare, traditional rigid-body robots are limited through their inadequacies in interacting with humans and their capability to adapt... Read More

Giving character to space generated by redirected Walking

Virtual Reality, as an emerging medium, has been explored in a variety of ways. Researchers have come up with their own interpretations of Virtual Realities that include the Mixed Reality, Unreality, Virtual Reality, etc. Nevertheless, neither differentiating... Read More

Skin Colouration in Silicone Wearables

Key Words:   Biomimetic, colour change, soft robotics, wearable technology, face transformation. 1. INTRODUCTION According to Witzany (Witzany, 2014) communication between organisms in all domains, from bacteria and fungi, to mammals, including humans, is necessary in... Read More

The rhythms of Light and The Visualization of time

 The Time Dimension of Space Architecture is history written in stone. The history of architecture reflects the development and progress of human civilization. In his novel THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, the French writer Victor Marie Hugo (1865) states, “From... Read More

Changing Spatial Boundaries.

“Augmented reality will not only change the way architects work but also how we use the space,” says architect Greg Lynn (2016). The physical space can be transformed by overlaying digital information provided by a Head Mounted Display... Read More

Kinetic Feedback between Performing User and Performing Machine

In interactive architecture, kinetic performance and actuators play an important role. The first consideration is how to propel the kinetic structure and subsequently evaluate the movement once it is in motion. The aim of this thesis is to... Read More

An investigation of bio-sensing technologies to infer states of affect

The business world has increasing interest in expanding biosensing technical knowledge for self-monitoring and self-tracking, leaving research firmly within the domain of wearable computer, wearable sensors and biometrics. Moreover, an increasing number of people use wearable devices and... Read More

Transformable structure in a responsive performing machine

The design project initiated with an interest in finding how the built environment affects human’s emotion and an idea of opening a conversation between the built surrounding and the state of mind of the person who inhabits in... Read More

Aposema: Identity Altering Face Prosthesis

Technology is playing a growing role in extending our physical senses and abilities, constantly modifying and deforming our bodies. One of the oldest examples of body extensions is clothing. An ancient technology developed for protection, that with time... Read More

Running Late

Last week I was in Chicago for a preview of the Chicago Architecture Biennial and for part of this week I'm attending a conference. So posts will resume later this week or early next week once things have gotten back to normal.

The Reciprocal Relation of Semiotic Architectural Space and Semiotic Filmic Space

This paper explores the semiotic link between architectural spaces and film spaces in order to find new methods of designing in the real world.  There are many elements in which architecture and film overlap such as space, movement, visuals, etc.... Read More

LG Goes Architecture

Before heading to work this morning I caught a glimpse of a commercial on TV for LG Signature. What stood out was the way the LG products – refrigerator, television, washing machine, air purifier – were positioned in front of some fairly...Show More Summary

CAF on the Move

Yesterday the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced it will be moving about seven blocks from its longtime digs at 224 South Michigan, across the street from the Art Institute, to 111 East Wacker, facing the Chicago River.Show More Summary

Today's archidose #978

Here are some photos of Feltrinelli Porta Volta (2016) in Milan, Italy, by Herzog & de Meuron. (Photos: Frank Dinger, who has a Flickr set with many more photos of this building.) To contribute your Flickr images for consideration, just::: Join and add photos to the archidose poolTo contribute your Instagram images for consideration, just::: Tag your photos #archidose

Listening to Leslie

Structural engineer Leslie Earl Robertson will be talking at the Skyscraper Museum on Thursday about his book recently published by Monacelli Press, The Structure of Design An Engineer's Extraordinary Life in Architecture. Details from...Show More Summary

Book Review: Detail Kultur

Detail Kultur: If Buildings Had DNA: Case Studies of Mutations by Christoph a. KumpuschAadcu, 2016Hardcover, 1030 pages [All images courtesy of detail-kultur.com] Even without the overused quote attributed to Mies van der Rohe, "GodShow More Summary

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