Archive | March, 2011

Human Exoskeletons

-“Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS — robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It’s a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.”

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SG 2011

smartgeometry 2011 Copenhagen SmartGeometry is pleased to announce that the annual SG event will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, 28th March – 2nd April 2011. The event will be the key gathering in the year for experimentation, discussion, learning and networking within the emerging community of digital parametrics in the fields of architecture, design, and […]

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TEDx: UofM

TEDxUofM is a University-wide initiative to galvanize the community for an event like no other; filled with inspiration, discovery and excitement. Borrowing template from the world-renowned TED conference, TEDxUofM aims to bring a TED-like experience to the University of Michigan. The vision is to showcase the most fascinating thinkers and doers, the “leaders and best” […]

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Biophilia : Technophilia 75%

-Increasing cultural infatuations with technology and biology have created a society of biophilia and technophilia, where these ideaologies have seeped into nearly every facet of human existence. With architecture dependantly bound to the technologies of human creation, as we are able to manipulate biological matter at the unit of the molecule, simulate complex biological systems […]

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Stretchable Solar Skin

“Super skin” is what Stanford researcher Zhenan Bao wants to create. She’s already developed a flexible sensor that is so sensitive to pressure it can feel a fly touch down. Now she’s working to add the ability to detect chemicals and sense various kinds of biological molecules. She’s also making the skin self-powering, using polymer […]

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Stratus Project

The Stratus Project, Geoff Thün and Kathy Velikov The Stratus Project develops a kinetic interior envelope, seemingly alive with sensors and intelligence, set into motion based on sensory input to affect the atmosphere that it surrounds, and in continual information exchange and dialogue with breather and environment. The fully realized system will develop a series […]

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Post-Human Landscapes

-The representations [above] are an early attempt to represent a post human landscape, or at least the introduction to one, where the synthesis of biology and technology are interwoven into a new landscape ecology. This is an arena where mental and physical connections and responses are exchanged between human and ecology. Atmospheres are augmented, manipulated […]

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Growing a Hidden Architecture

Growing a Hidden Architecture, Christian Kerrigan ‘This project explores the possibilities of a symbiotic relationship between two different systems of organization, technology and nature. The technology is designed to theoretically alter newly planted trees in the last remaining Yew forest- Kingley Vale. By controlling the manipulation of refined armatures, calibrating devices and designed corsets; the […]

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09-11 studio portfolio

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huronSYNERGY revisited

-New visualizations for Fall 2009 Huron River Watershed Council Headquarters. The model was parametrically built using Grasshopper following circulation curves in the landscape.

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