Flyfire: SENSEable City

imagine this…. small flying objects…with embedded light-sources….flying in programmable groups…. well MIT’s SENSEable city lab is working to develop this very concept. it’s still in the development stage but if completed would be a great example of a low-tech mechanism operated by high-tech means… http://senseable.mit.edu/flyfire/#

SOFTlab

Maya + Grasshopper + Binder Clip + Colored Paper = CHROMAtex http://www.softlabnyc.com/work/

Plinthos / mab architecture

http://vimeo.com/17037679 Low tech materials (perforated clay brick) + Interactive light and sound. Mab Architecture http://www.archdaily.com/109217/plinthos-mab-architecture/

Interactive Bench?

An interactive bench…. Not quite sure how it works but i’ll look in to it. From pop-up city: “The bench has three different games. One game is a painting game. You paint colors on the bench without using actual paint but simply by moving your hand around on the bench. When the bench is left … Continue reading

Sukkah City

Here are two proposals from last year’s Sukkah City in Union Square NYC. The first, “gathering”, appears to be generated using an algorithm and is simply constructed with wood and copper connections. http://www.sukkahcity.com/sukkah/gathering.php The second, “Log”, is not necessarily high tech or low tech but it plays with an interesting relationship between the unrefined log … Continue reading