Monday, August 27, 2007
Fiona Carswell has a nice project for all you smokers out there (including me).
The jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over time.
This project was a result of exploring reflective design as it relates to the body, behavioral choices, and information displays.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 3, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
"The Reconfigurable House is an environment constructed from thousands of low tech components that can be "rewired" by visitors. The project is a critique of ubiquitous computing "smart homes", which are based on the idea that technology should be invisible to prevent DIY."
"...the many sensors and actuators of Reconfigurable House can be reconnected endlessly as people change their minds so that the House can take on completely new behaviours."
"And if the House is left alone for too long, it gets bored, daydreams and reconfigures itself..."
Saturday, June 2, 2007
This isn't a new thing to many people, we've seen some examples of multi-touch screen that reacted to human input, but never before Microsoft put its hands on the thing, but now they do, and Mr. Gates sure will bring this to another level, and we will see some of this technology applied to many more things then the art installations.
Give it a view
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
" Our project, "re:orient - migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China's global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only in connection with retail, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built environment, which transforms under the pressure of ever-cheaper products. The project follows up these ideas with the presentation of spaces, architectural devices and materials that create new contents, and indicate ways of turning these constraints of the market to our benefit, show how to infuse the mass products, which are designed to have a short life-span, with lasting cultural values."
What more to say?