Brain Space: One-to-One #37 with Michael Arbib, former vice president of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture
For nearly 30 years, Michael Arbib taught computer science, neuroscience, engineering, psychology, and mathematics at the University of Southern California, and is known for his prolific work on brains and computers: essentially, what the mechanisms of one can teach us about how the other works... View full entry
Editor's Picks #443
Last month, as part of Archinect's special February theme, Furniture, Nicholas Korody profiled the work of Brazilian designer Guto Requena, who is interested in "digital interactive technologies" and the concept of "affective sustainability". Later he chatted with Zoe Fisher, founder and... View full entry
Archinect's Lexicon: "Neuromorphic Architecture"
neuromorphic [nʊər oʊ môrf ik] architecture: in the words of Dr. Michael Arbib at the 2014 Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture conference: “what happens if architecture incorporates in itself some of the lessons of the brain. If, in a sense, you give a brain to a building.”Arbib... View full entry
Editor's Picks #390
Amelia profiles the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture aka ANFA and ponders the lessons from her time spent down in San Diego for ANFA’s annual three-day conference at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. Does neuro-architecture truly hold the promise of translational... View full entry
Geniuses, money and monuments: Weekly News Round-Up for September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 20NYC's historic 190 Bowery part of massive buy-up by developer RFR Holdings: RFR plans to spend upwards of $900M on property and land purchases by the end of 2014. One of its recent buys included the former "72-room bohemian dream house" at 190 Bowery.Friday, September... View full entry
Architecture and the "corridors of the mind"
Architects, he explains, “understand about aesthetics; they know about psychology. The next depth to which they can go is understanding the brain and how it works and why do people feel more comfortable in one space than another?”
— Pacific Standard
Emily Badger examines whether neuroscientists could be the next great architects. Her article features quotes from among others; sociologist and architect John Zeisel, architect Alison Whitelaw and neurobiologist Fred Gage who at a 2003 conference laid out how "Changes in the... View full entry