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HAIRS

HAIRS: Hydrogel-Actuated Integrated Responsive Systems Joanna Aizenberg, Harvard University Responsive behavior, which is intrinsic to natural systems, is becoming a key requirement for advanced artificial materials and devices, presenting a substantial scientific and engineering challenge. We designed dynamic actuation systems by integrating high{aspect-ratio nanocolumns or nanofins, either free-standing or substrate-attached, with a hydrogel layer. The […]

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Biophilia + Technophilia: Project Manual

-Click [the image above] to obtain your free digital copy of the Biophilia + Technophilia project manual. More to come on this project as the months rolls on. Click here to purchase.

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evolutionary biology: terminology

-As the architectural profession, along with other professions, continues to adopt terminologies from biology (in this case evolutionary biology/genetics), the terms (listed below) become important in the creation of architectural design at the level of the digital code. In the time of a biotechnical architecture, where architecture is considered more biological than human-made “machine” (as […]

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Digital Art @Google Rachel Armstrong & Mitchell Joachim

“From October 1st 2010, Rachel Armstrong and Mitchell Joachim talk about their art in the current Digital Art @Google art show (“We Write this to You from the Distant Future”) on view in the Chelsea market lobby.”

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man-computer symbiosis

Man-Computer Symbiosis J.C.R. Licklider 1960 Summary Man-computer symbiosis is an expected development in cooperative interaction between men and electronic computers. It will involve very close coupling between the human and the electronic members of the partnership. The main aims are 1) to let computers facilitate formulative thinking as they now facilitate the solution of formulated […]

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Archimorph Book I: Biophilia + Technophilia (part 1)

-Continuing the discourse on technologies role in architecture, Biophilia + Technophilia interjects with a series of polemical essays on architectures role via the coevolution of technology and biology. The text alludes to an architecture where constructs are built of biotechnical mergers, from the bottom-up through molecular processes where they are able to adapt, respond, and […]

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Spotlight: Michael Young

-Michael Young’s thesis and final presentation videos from Sci-Arc in Los Angeles, California.

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24 ideas to change science

What ideas are set to transform our understanding of the world around us and our relationship with it? Over the next two weeks, New Scientist looks at the advances that will really make a difference. We ask leading experts to tell us what will revolutionise their field and include some of our own ideas. We […]

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thesis precedents ii

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Thesis Precedents

-Precedent study for thesis project at the University of Michigan Digital Mania Thesis Seminar.

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