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Promising Kinect UI Hack

Kinect Hacks: MIT gets Minority Report UI to work, look at those fingers go! | Joystiq. One of the more interesting UI hacks for the Kinect, tracking down to the fingers opens up a lot of possibilities. You can grab the source and read the documentation here.

The Wilderness Downtown
The Wilderness Downtown

Impressive interpretation of a music “video.” The Wilderness Downtown is a piece that uses Arcade Fire’s song “We Used to Wait” to create a compelling browser based music video experience. I am particularly excited about the use of realtime mapping via google street view. Chris Milk directed the piece with the visual effects of Aaron […]

Backyard Farm Service
Backyard Farm Service

We are very excited to have been selected as semi-finalists for the One Prize: Mowing to Growing competition. There were many exciting proposals looking at a range of solutions and some great finalists. I worked closely with my colleagues Aron Chang, Natalie Yates and Patrick Michaels and our proposal focused on developing a service that […]

Environmental Modeling
Environmental Modeling

I have started on the next book manuscript and will be working over the next year with my colleague Natalie Yates (Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, Washington University Sam Fox School of Visual Arts and Design). The book will focus on environmental modeling and the illustration/simulation of dynamic landscapes and processes. We will be publishing […]

Augmented Sculpture – Grosse8 & Lichtfront

While not fully explored the use of projection as a temporal medium over static surfaces/datums always holds my interest. Similar to our Orleans Parish Model this sculpture uses projection to bring surfaces to life. The image correction used works extremely well to map the projection across the sculpture. (originally from interactivearchitecture.org) Augmented Sculpture – Grosse8 […]

Augmented Reality . Sea Dragon Technology

A demonstration of mapping technology by Blaise Aguera y Arcas at Microsoft. Very interesting conceptually to think that we are modeling, observing, and imaging our built environment through multiple time periods. The ability to embed these time shifts within one another as well as navigate them is fascinating. TED presentation below:

Mercedes Benz Museum Ventilation Tornado

While Geoff Manaugh has recently been obsessed with weather and glaciers an appropriate post on BLDGBLOG highlights the tornado phenomena created by the ventilation system at the Mercedes Benz museum. This architectural scale tornado forms from the combination of outtake fans at the top of the atrium and exterior ventilation throughout the space. The images […]

Linyl

Interesting project from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design that captures sound and light into a piece of vinyl, or linyl. As a person who has defined much of my experiences with associated music or sound I find that the merging of visceral and aural senses to be fascinating. The light becomes an abstraction that […]

Vectorial Elevation – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Vectorial Elevation – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Vectorial Elevation is a new piece by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer that toys with the concept of collaborative environmental art. Light sculptures are constructed with 20 robotic searchlights controlled by a three dimensional interface.

Augmented Reality

Great representation of augmented reality on Vimeo. Found the video through a post on Mammoth. Augmented (hyper)Reality: Domestic Robocop from Keiichi Matsuda on Vimeo. The video speaks to a change in how we conceptualize the built environment, specifically architectural surfaces and products within that environment.