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#TBT: The Aether Project

UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design advanced design studio course “Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as as an Interactive Medium” created The Aether Project. ¬†The project uses a combination of “robotic actuation, formal transformation, and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device.” ¬†Crated by researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil, and Farzad MirshafieiThe result is a beautiful, structural yet artistic design testing the over lap of the human, robotic, and architectural landscape.

“The evolution of technology reveals an aspiration to place mind into matter in order to create tools that are subservient yet autonomous from humans. Architecture as a form of technology does not exist outside of this cultural aspiration. Concurrently, experiments in sensing technology express this desire to transform architecture into an intelligent form of technology that can autonomously negotiate between the human body, human psyche, the environment and other physical and perceptual parameters.”

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