Archinect - News 2014-04-20T15:06:54-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96032669/bright-nights-at-ted2014-vancouver-with-chrome-powered-aerial-sculpture Bright nights at TED2014 Vancouver with Chrome-powered aerial sculpture Justine Testado 2014-03-19T17:47:00-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:58:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vw/vwmhiu2j0reoefqy.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Donning a spectrum of colors and moving beams of light, the "Unnumbered Sparks" installation comes to life every night as it hovers near the site of the 30th anniversary <a href="http://conferences.ted.com/TED2014/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TED2014 world conference</a> in downtown Vancouver, Canada.</p><p>Artist <a href="http://www.echelman.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Janet Echelman</a> and director of the Google Data Art Group <a href="http://www.aaronkoblin.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Aaron Koblin</a> -- who both spoke at TED2011 -- collaborated in designing the aerial sculpture just in time for TED2014. Echelman officially introduced the work earlier this week at the conference.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o2/o2jrdigmqd3kecdz.jpg"></p><p>The 745-foot net, which is powered by Google Chrome and other modern web technologies, can be choreographed by visitors using their smartphones or tablets to "paint" the sculpture in real time.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0n/0nxjjf1vzbtsgnns.jpg"><br><br>Visitors in the area will be able to interact with Unnumbered Sparks every night until Saturday, March 22.</p><p>Check out the video below to see the creative process behind the piece.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/54642915/hammertone-by-the-principals-at-moma-ps-1 Hammertone by The Principals at MoMA PS 1 Gravitas 2012-08-03T12:22:00-04:00 >2012-08-06T16:41:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/roq0i1lkthqq44wx.jpg" width="514" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Hammertone is created from a fabric of woven LED strips and paper squares, networked through a series of sensors which read the aural vibrations created by the artists - responding through light, shadow and geometry."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Saturday August 4, 2012, Brooklyn-based design firm <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> present from 2pm until 9pm, Hammertone will be performing in collaboration with the musicians Lemonade, Pearson Sound and Jamie XX at MoMA PS 1's Summer Warm Up series. &nbsp;</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r9/r92yjv979ecnyh0h.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q4/q4vqer5itfoj8qtb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ln/lnlozov2dvxf1dgo.jpg" title=""></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/45340569/cosmic-quilt Cosmic Quilt Gravitas 2012-04-17T17:06:00-04:00 >2012-04-17T18:00:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xi/xim37dlifehidddr.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We were thrilled when our friend Drew Seskunas, one of the founders of the fledgling design studio The Principals- based out of Brooklyn, shared their latest project with us. The "Cosmic Quilt" is an awesome exploration of interactive architecture being created for May's New York Design Week. Check out their video above, and their Kickstarter profile here to contribute to the advancement of design, architecture and a promising young studio.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Cosmic Quilt</strong> is a new installation/student workshop planned by <a href="http://www.theprincipals.us" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Principals</a> for NYC Design Week 2012.&nbsp; The installation will be a responsive architectural environment where space changes form in relation to it's inhabitants.&nbsp; Continuing their commitment to unite new technologies with traditional craftsmanship, The Principals designed a limited edition furniture line inspired by the installation entitled <strong>Quilt</strong> to be sold through&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/175436728/cosmic-quilt-interactive-installation-student-work?ref=email" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter</a> to help fund the project.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/9903474/apologue-s-tali-krakowsky-to-speak-on-experience-design-at-eyeo-festival-promaxbda Apologue's Tali Krakowsky To Speak On Experience Design At Eyeo Festival & PromaxBDA Michele Lu Kumar 2011-06-14T14:26:11-04:00 >2011-06-14T14:34:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nd/ndm9ysh8bcm49tky.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>Tali Krakowsky</strong>, founder of experience design studio Apologue, will be speaking at the Eyeo Festival on June 27th and June 28th in Minneapolis, and at the 2011 PromaxBDA Conference on June 30th in NYC.</p> <p> At the Eyeo Festival, Krakowsky will be moderating in two panels. On June 27th is a panel that wonders &ldquo;WHY&rdquo; and features Golan Levin, Natalie Jeremijenko, and Zach Lieberman. Why do we do what we do? Why should our spaces be infused with the digital? Why data? Why code? Why generative? Why collaborative? Why interactive? Why color? Why sound? Why touch? Why do frameworks have to be open? Why design?</p> <p> June 28th will feature a panel called &ldquo;Coding Spaces&rdquo; with Emily Gobeille, Theo Watson and Jake Barton. Peep behind walls made of bits and bytes to unravel and contemplate the art and science of imagining, coding and building interactive environments. The panel will search for some general process ideas, tips, warnings, recommendations and insights into the making of these fascinatin...</p>