Augmented City by Keiichi Matsuda

Augmented Reality (AR) is an emerging technology defined by its ability to overlay physical space with information. It is part of a paradigm shift that succeeds Virtual Reality; instead of disembodied occupation of virtual worlds, the physical and virtual are seen together as a contiguous, layered and dynamic whole. It may lead to a world where media is indistinguishable from ‘reality’. The spatial organisation of data has important implications for architecture, as we re-evaluate the city as an immersive human-computer interface.

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Senseable Cities

With his team at SENSEable City Lab, MIT’s Carlo Ratti makes cool things by sensing the data we create. He pulls from passive data sets — like the calls we make, the garbage we throw away — to create surprising visualizations of city life. And he and his team create dazzling interactive environments from moving water and flying light, powered by simple gestures caught through sensors.

Neobarocco digitale

Ispirato dalla divisione cellulare, Michael Hansmeyer scrive algoritmi che creano forme affascinanti e dai milioni di sfaccettature. Un neo-barocco digitale che non si può disegnare a mano ma che si può costruire — e che potrebbe rivoluzionare il modo di pensare alle forme architettoniche. Hansmeyer, architetto, si interessa professionalmente di generazione di algoritmi e modelli matematici per la modellazione di forme solide, per l’architettura e il design.