We propose an interactive cocoon weaved out of a translucent fabric that turns the atrium into a stage for social encounter. The aim is to foster the notion of an atrium as the social centre of a building. Our focus is the exploration of architectural form, translucent materials and responsive lighting to facilitate social interaction. We collect people’s sentiments and materialise them into light and fibre. Read more: No8_at_Arup Award
How do the citizens of Riga actually feel about their city? What do they think about urban topics that concern the development, public transport, environment, safety and culture of their city? As part of the Participatory City, initiated by the Connecting Cities Network, Staro Riga Festival invited us to show our work.
We are pleased to show our recent project at this year’s Ars Electronica Festival in Linz. The Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) is an interactive participatory installation that lets citizens engage with, and comment on, urban challenges in their cities. Continue reading
In this paper we introduce the notion of media architectural interfaces (MAIs), which describe the relation between users engaging with dynamic content on media façades through tangible artifacts on street level. Continue reading
I am pleased to present you our full documentary by Mattia Pagura about our research project ‘Screens in the Wild’ at the Bartlett. Enjoy!
The project called Smart Citizen Sentiment Dashboard (SCSD) is an interactive and participatory installation that lets citizens engage with and comment on urgent challenges in São Paulo. SCSD aims to translate instant citizen feedback into a visual language, which is displayed on the media facade of the Galeria de Arte Digital (FIESP). The media facade and its surrounding turn into a stage for social encounter where the urban challenges can be discussed. Continue reading
Here is a short documentary by Mattia Pagura about our research project ‘Screens in the Wild’ at the Bartlett. The full documentary will be launched soon!
At last week’s ‘Building Projection Party’ to celebrate over 10 years of the UCL EngD Centre VEIV I was invited to showcase the latest prototype of the ‘Living Light Lab’ project. The interactive low resolution LED display was hooked up with an RFID technology based feedback system to allow visitors of the party to instantly express their opinion through their Oyster cards or access cards.
Connecting People in Mediated Public Spaces
Living light lab is an interactive light installation that attracts, engages and connects participants with the aim to create an stage for encounter in the urban space of London this coming autumn. Continue reading
From local community boards to dynamic local dashboards
Great sketch by Elvia Vasconcelos
Location matters! Hardly any digital social network or media platform is missing out the opportunity to geographically trace their users activities. Amongst others Twitter, Facebook or Foursquare allow users to geo tag their lives. However, existing digital social networks miss out a web of location based micro information which emerges informally amongst local communities in their neighbourhoods. Continue reading