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Bloom – Urban toy invites participants to ‘seed’ new formations

Commissioned by the Greater London Authority as part of Wonder series that are celebrating Olympics and Paralympics, Bloom is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Designed in neon pink (the official Olympics color), Bloom is conceptualized as an urban toy that seeks the engagement of […]

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knot(e) by Matthieu Minguet – Sound and visual interface for iPhone (ECAL)

Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as input data. As an extension of a conventional listening device, it allows the user to […]

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Neri Oxman and Mediated Matter at the MIT Media Lab

Architect and designer Neri Oxman is assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores “how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to radically transform the design and construction of objects, buildings, and systems”.

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Phototropia – “A self-sufficient architectural vision”

Phototropia is part of an ongoing series on the application of smart materials in an architectural context and was realized in April 2012 by the Master of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for CAAD, supervised by Manuel Kretzer. The structure breathes and deforms thanks to self-made electro-active polymers, screen-printed electroluminescent displays, eco-friendly bioplastics and thin-film […]

James Leng – Point Cloud

‘Point Cloud’ – Arduino structure by James Leng breathes weather data

Created by James Leng, Point Cloud is an attempt to re-imagine our daily interaction with weather data. Even with the modern scientific and technological developments related to weather and when we can deploy sophisticated monitoring devices to document and observe weather, our analysis and understanding of meteorology is still largely approximate. Weather continues to surprise us and […]


Generative Jigsaw Puzzles – Nervous System toys with a classic enigma

Nervous System’s trademark portfolio of generative cups, lamps and jewlery has ‘grown’ an unlikely new product: jigsaw puzzles. Expanding the radius of an immaculate practise isn’t easy, yet partners Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have produced a perfect fit: Generative Jigsaw Puzzles – surprisingly colourful thanks to the work of featured artist Jonathan McCabe – […]