Interactive Architecture Lab

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The heart of the Interactive Architecture Lab is its Masters in Design for Performance & Interaction (MArch). Based at The Bartlett School of Architecture, it explores what happens when we design not in three dimensions but four. The radical, interdisciplinary Master’s degree teaches students to understand and design performances and interactive...

Telepresenting Bodies in Cyberspace: The Visual Representation of Avatars

With the development of telepresence technology, people’s perception of body has entered a new age. Our cognition of “self” is no longer limited to the physical body in the real world. In online games and various social media, we create our own avatars in cyberspace, where the physical distance seems to be gradually disappearing. Avatar is not...

Clustering | Fabrication File Preparation

In this post, clustering and file preparation for laser cutter will be discussed. There will be another clustering section for support structure as well but the base is similar. Clustering Clustering is the process of categorising data into different lists. There are different methods of clustering such as: Machine learning (K-Mean and...

“Social distance device” narrow down

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BFF | Tessellation Tests

There is one more tessellation method which will be discussed in this post and then some generations will be tessellated using all the methods which have been discussed so far. Boundary First Flattening (BFF) “Boundary First Flattening (BFF) is a free and open source application for surface parameterization. Unlike other tools for UV mapping,...

Surface Generation_4D Noise

As part of the design process, I was supposed to create a free-form surface for my hive so I can tesselate it and create my pedals on it. I started generating set of spheres by changing the height and the scale of them by random numbers as you can see below. In this script, when a new random number generates, it changes mentioned factors and produces...

Working in Lockdown

References: [1]  Campagna, F., 2019. Technic And Magic. London [i pozosta?e]: Bloomsbury Academic. [2]  Grayson Perry: Rites of Passage, 2018. [TV programme] All 4: Channel 4. [3]  Le Guin, U.K., 1997. Dancing at the edge of the world : thoughts on words, women, places / Ursula K. Le Guin., New York, N.Y.: Grove. [4]  Campagna,...

Some Thesis Ideas and Explorations

Up until the end of term 2, we were focusing on the dominance of vision over the other senses and how this affects the current way of experiencing our everyday lives. Our proposal for term 2 was a performance, based in a Virtual Reality environment that included physical curated objects in space with sensors that participants would be able to touch....

Developing Art Style and concept

Overview: Artistic directing role in collaboration with Sun who takes up the technical directing roleConcept developingC4D and Blender (GLTF files) Artistic directing role in collaboration with Sun who takes up the technical directing role After project faire we realised that since we are in two different timezone and each...

Delving Into Our Theses as Design Tools

LYNN One day of middle May in my thesis tutorial, I tried to illustrate my understanding of ‘intelligent behaviours’ with a diagram which was downloaded online featured by a brain controlling hands, eyes and neural system to grab a glass of water. After seeing that, my tutor Vasilija suggested that Rolf Pfeifer’s book ‘How the body shapes the...

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