"Bondin's proposal involves a colony of self autonomous creature-like structures, called Morphs, which very slowly navigate public parks. Their moves are not just dictated by a set of pre-programmed rules, they also rely on their physical and social environment.
Morphs exist and wander freely as individual nuclei but they can also join together and adopt certain geometries according to their needs and circumstances."Regine

bot & dolly

"Remember Reach is a robotically driven, interactive tribute to the fallen members of Noble Team, characters from the HALO videogame franchise. Based on the notion of remembrance, this long exposure light sculpture ran continuously for 20 days placing 118,422 points of light whenever a new user visited the official Halo Reach website."


"occupying the main floor of the gallery is a monolithic sunken pyramid that containsa 'vivarium,' an indoor enclosure consisting of a collection of organisms that, in this case, are real, robotic and/or simulated. as a collective, these organisms generate energy capable of transforming a freshwater ecosystem into a brackish one, a process made possible by the permeability controls that the skin of the pyramid produces and the behavior that the 'machine' generates. virtual (digital) organisms mimic the behavior of both the living and 
robotic microorganisms to intensify and ease the process."  via


"A sun-tracking instrument indexing time and temperature, “Bloom”, designed by Los Angeles-basedDOSU studio architecture, stitches together material experimentation, structural innovation, and computational form/pattern-making into an environmentally responsive installation."  via

performative ecologies

"Investigating gestural forms of dialogue between inhabitants and an evolving environment, Performative Ecologies is a kinetic 'conversational' environment, which examines what it means both to observe, and to be observed by machines. It considers in the light of developments in computer vision, sensing and artificial intelligence, how an 'intelligent' architecture can discuss its behavior in relation to the goals and behaviors of the world around it." via interactive architecture

Active Modular Phytoremediation

Research and design of the Active Modular Phytoremediation system. System geometry is based on the I-WP Triply Periodic Minimal surface, one of the 13 of its kind technically described by Alan Schoen in his 1970 paper. The geometry has many properties that makes it ideal for creating a modular wall system that is also a plenum as well as housing a large number of integrated hydroponic and electronic equipments.

augmented structures

"The project brings together disparate disciplines like sound, architecture and the visual arts which influence one another to such a degree that it is impossible to separate them. While the project reexamines the world in visual and aesthetic terms, in its capacity as an “interdisciplinary transformation” project it also questions the point where art and architecture stand today and the point they might reach in future."  via

vibrating walls

“All architecture is essentially a phenomenon of sound – it constitutes the environment in which sound spreads, enhancing some of its qualities at the expense of others.... Walls, floors, ventilation, heating, or sewage systems – are all structures that connect and transform, rather than isolate, interpersonal relationships.... From the perspective of architecture theory, the promise of ensuring intimate space is therefore realized as an ambiguous participation in intimacy which can be traced in practices such as listening in, eavesdropping, or other procedures of hearing through architecture.” Katarzyna Krakowiak, Venice Biennale 2012: Poland Pavilion (via arc daily)

ant ballet

"Ant Ballet is a six-year research project into control systems, paranoia and dancing insects. The project is separated into four phases."  via

play big

"In a project for HP promoting their TouchSmart PCs, interactive artists ceded that control to participants. Instead of the computers being in the hands of the performers, they’re touchable by anyone, for an open, collaborative experience of the work." peter kirn,


"What if film, rather than being projected from start to finish and proceeding in a straight line, could be reconstructed and performed? Every live visual performance involving video has more or less asked that question. But not every performance tries to convey a narrative in the process. Toni Dove’s Spectropia, coming this weekend to the storied Mixology Festival at New York City’s Roulette, does just that, interweaving a sci-fi storyline across imagined future and past through gesture-controlled, computer-vision activated remix." peter kern via


"International’s set design – a pinboard of tiny white lights that signals extremes of weather, from blizzard to clear night sky – is an ever-changing marvel.” The Independent, via

russian pavilion

"Every surface inside the top floor of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale is covered in QR codes, which visitors decode using tablet computers to explore ideas for a new Russian city dedicated to science." via dezeen

living architecture

"Silviya Ilieva’s project, Living Architecture, was also included in a selection of highlights from the show featured in Wired Magazine.It will also be published in the book “CITY-SENSE: Shaping our environment with real time data” in Barcelona by the Institute for Advanced Architecture in Catalonia (IAAC). The publication is a result of participation in a competition which looked for examples of intelligent sensor-driven behavioural systems."   via video at

wind traces

"Windtraces is a multi-channel, site-specific sound installation that was exhibited as part of the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition in Sydney in November 2011. It uses data from meteorological sensors as inputs to algorithmic processes, to generate a dynamic soundscape in real-time."  via

escale numerique

"Like the Wallace fountains, which since the end of the 19th century have offered Parisian the free drinking water which was circulating beneath their feet, Escale Numérique allows everyone to benefit, like a real public service, from a high-speed WIFI connection by raising it from beneath the ground."  via

be open

"Every day, the BE OPEN Sound Portal will host one of five leading musicians and sound artists, each of whom has been specially commissioned to create a unique soundscape. Expect a range of vibrant sonic and musical responses, from the sounds of glaciers breaking up to electronic music composed by one of the top musicians in this field. Cocooned from the external noise and bustle of the city, the BE OPEN Sound Portal allows visitors to experience a very different environment, one created by sound alone."  via

v motion

"The Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. The client for the project, Frucor, together with their agency Colenso BBDO, kitted-out a warehouse space for this project to grow in and gathered together a group of talented people from a number of creative fields."  

peter jellitsch

"I move through space, my body gets coated by electronic waves. I do not recognize them physically but the connecting instrument that I am constantly bonded informs me about their appearance. Through apparatus my body, organs and environment are in close contact. The city, that I am in, is subdivided, carved, segregated and coated by electromagnetic oscillation. Dimension unit for public space is not meter, kilometer or decibel anymore, it`s milliwatt, hertz and gigabyte."  Peter Jellitsch,

patterned by nature

"Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.  A collaboration between Plebian Design, Hypersonic Engineering & Design, and Sosolimited.  Abstraction of nature's infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions." sosolimited via notcot

branching morphogenesis

"Branching Morphogenesis explores fundamental processes in living systems and their potential application in architecture. The project investigates part-to-whole relationships revealed during the generation of branched structures formed in real-time by interacting lung endothelial cells placed within a 3D matrix environment." from

tea party

"The event was held at Ozone Living Design Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of English tea brand Lipton's presence in Japan. We designed a cafe based on the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland."  Lipton Tea Exhibit, via Nendo


"REFRACT is designed to embrace and deploy the phenomena of light. Triangulated planar surfaces of acrylic modules are the receivers of reflection and refraction from precise folds, which respond to light in an entirely different, more concentrated manner. The transparent acrylic has the capability of existing as both seen and unseen, dependent upon the presence of light."  Adam Anderson, via

listening room

"The 20 foot shipping container was filled with CNC-cut layers of corrugated fiberboard and compressed-polyester foam panels, which cut out noise and vibration from the outside while the occupant listened to classical music. Fifteen speakers were oriented towards the visitor’s seat in order to create what the designers hoped would be a “spatial sensation that is in-between the notion of the concert hall and the I-pod headphone.” via deezeen


"modii is a parametrically designed interactive installation by students of Delft University of Technology. modii's goal as an interactive environment is to create a balance in the number of people between the two sides of the installation." via

douglas irving

"Slowscan Soundwave (III) continues exploring the idea of making difficult to perceive phenomena a little more perceivable, while attempting to preserve some of the the subtlety and beauty that make the phenomena compelling in the first place." music, douglas irving

david tudor

"David Tudor is one of the premier figures in the performance of new music since the middle of this century. As a pianist, Tudor gave highly acclaimed first performances of works by contemporary composers Pierre Boulez, Earle Brown, Sylvano Bussotti, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Christian Wolff, Stephan Wolpe, and La Monte Young, among others. As a composer, Tudor chose specific electronic components and their interconnections to define both composition and performance drawing upon resources that were both flexible and complex.", John Adams

olga diego

"This exhibit, Aire (Air), a few months back at the Mustang Art Gallery, is an installation by Spanish artist Olga Diego. Working with plastic, both translucent and transparent, and plastic bags, along with electronic circuits that inflated and deflated each structure, Diego filled the gallery with six separate inflatable works that interact with each other and with those who viewed the show in its space." via colla cubed

walk the edit

"‘Walking the Edit’ enables you to ‘walk a movie’ based on the shared audiovisual pieces that are virtually existing around us." walk the edit website, via nearfuturelaboratory

you are listening

"You are Listening To is a website that mixes live streams of police radio chatter from New York, Los Angeles and other North American cities with SoundCloud ambient radio, creating a chilling score to accompany images of nighttime cityscapes." via architzer blog

amorphic robot works

"The Inflatable Architectural Body.... attempts to further develop the Inflatables technology while creating a new dialogue between man, machine, and architecture. In this work, I am modeling nature on a microscopic, fractal level. It comprises a system of plug-and-play, inflatable, musculoskeletal modules which allow me to design a series of transformative organic structures influenced by the exhibition space." Chico MacMurtie, ARW website

bluebrain central park

"Clamp on headphones, start up the iPhone app by the musical duo Bluebrain and walk into Central Park. The music does not begin until you pass through an entrance and head into the trees. Then it sounds like an orchestra tuning up, a chaotic jumble of wind chimes, electronic moans and discordant strings. Push farther into the park, and a sweet violin melody emerges over languid piano chords." James McKinley Jr. from

david letellier

"Versus is a sound installation consisting of two kinetic sculptures placed face to face. Each sculpture is made out of 12 triangular panels, hinged and powered by six linear actuators, controlled by a specific program. At the center of each corolla, a loudspeaker and a microphone allow to play and record sounds." david letellier


«Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of curiously collected material, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena blends effortlessly with electric reverberation in Zimoun's minimalist constructions.» bitforms nyc image: 25 prepared dc-motors, wire isolated 1.2mm, Zimoun Website

5 stones

"kymapetra consists of 5 stones arranged in a crescent around a central basin filled with water. The spectator, laying his hand on top of a stone resonates with her. The rustling body / matter is transformed into sound vibrations. They become visible on the surface of the water in a myriad of ripples. The propagation of acoustic vibrations on the surface of the water then draws a geometric composition consists of hollow bellies. The figures vary depending on the intensity of the contact person and stones." (via google translate)

wifi painting

"WiFi uses high frequency radio to set up a data connection between a base station and device with a WiFi receiving antenna. The WiFi signal strength describes how much of the radio waves that the base station beams off that is received by the mobile device. What you see in the light-paintings is the signal strength of a WiFi network represented as a light-painted graph." Oslo School of Architecture (Yourban), via Space and Culture

rooftop qr code

"Phillips & Co.’s new proposition, called Blue Marble, offers a “space-accessible profile” for businesses, cities, schools — anyone who wants to raise their profile. In addition to catching the attention of the odd plane passing by, Phillips says in a statement that Google Earth has been downloaded 400 million times and “by integrating a readable code into the space-accessible profile, mobile users can access dynamic marketing programs, videos, digital coupons and other content while viewing the specific geographical location.” via mashable, Todd Wasserman

achim wollscheid

redlight haze:  "A portion of the facade is overlaid with a grid of red LEDs, which change lightness or pattern according to real-time sound analyses. This interface between architecture and the by-passers is created by the relationship between common sound sources (the voices of passers-by, the noise generated by local traffic) and the programme that regulates the transformation."


"Le poulpe (the octopus) is an analogical and digital organism living in a network. Each branch constitutes a sonic installation which, out of a specific location, collects its own locally generated sound effects, transforms them via a digital automaton into a new arrangement of sounds. The outcome is then broadcast locally, through loud speakers, and on the Net, through streaming. Le Poulpe belongs in the city, where people live and make noise. It gives a virtual body to this city, expressing through sounds its invisible mouvements and its continuous flows."  Apo33

coincidence engines

"Coïncidence Engines, by the Quebecois [The User], with its 1240 radio alarm clocks — beyond its obvious homage to Ligeti’s metronomes — provides an interesting perspective on working in a duo. With the diversion of their materials, via the prism of new technologies and the new social relations they create, and the poetic overlapping of structure, space and sound, the aesthetic and exploratory universe of [The User] has discovered an ideal configuration for new growth."via Digital art i


"The installation is constituted of a suspended and articulated topography of 4 x 2 m, subdivided into forty triangular mirrors. Twelve triangles are fitted with motors and eight triangles are equipped with audio transducers, which transform the surface into a dynamic sonic space. A dialogue between space and sound is created as the surface slowly modifies its shape, our perception of it altered through continuously changing light and sound reflection." d Letellier via LAb au

nine bells

"Composed in 1979, Nine Bells explores the multiple combinations of 9 suspended bells in a 3×3 grid, each bell situated 6 feet from its neighbors. The music is produced by pealing the bells following precise walking paths around the installation. The piece induces a lot of walking around, more or less rapidly, and the sound of footsteps is an integral part of this recording." Tom Johnson, via continuo

field studies

"Sound, harmony and music are intimately connected with culture and the question of good and bad sound is politically charged. Each revolution has its own music. If we listen, rather than look, there is a whole new and curious world to be discovered.....  How can listening to the city and working with recorded sound become part of the creative process of making architecture?"  via (london metropolitan university) image, Marc Behrens

the political economy of music

"Attali's essential argument in Noise: The Political Economy of Music is that music, as a cultural form, is intimately tied up in the mode of production in any given society. For Marxist critics, this idea is nothing new. The novelty of Attali's work is that it reverses the traditional understandings about how revolutions in the mode of production take place."  jameson via wikipedia, noise:the political economy of music (image: thurston moore, brooklynpaper)