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Responsive Technologies Lecture Series

The talks are held at the Chair of CAAD, HPZ, Floor F.
past lectures can be watched at:

Monday, 12.07.10 14:00 - Adam Somlai-Fischer

Aether Architecture - interactive architecture systems

Adam Somlai-Fischer is an artist, entrepreneur and architect. He is interested in the cultural qualities of new technologies, and to explore these he created artistic installations, software products and institutions. A supporter of peer production, Adam collaborates with designers, artists and engineers, where motivations are shared to create projects from conglomerates of thinking cultures. His projects were shown at the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2004, 2006, 2008 (international show) China International New Media Arts Exhibition 2008, NTT ICC Tokyo, ISEA 2004 Helsinki and 2006 San Jose, Ars Electronica 2006, Kiasma Museum Helsinki, Ludwig Museum Budapest. Adam is the cofounder of, director of aether architecture, and senior adviser of Kitchen Budapest medialab.

ReOrient, Aether Architecture, 2006

past lectures:

Thursday, 22.04.10 10:30 - Ruairi Glynn

The Bartlett, UCL - Adaptive Architecture and Computation

He is an Installation Artist, a Curator and Writer. He is teaching between the disciplines of Architecture & Interaction Design at the Bartlett, UCL & Central Saint Martins, UAL, London.
Glynn's works have been internationally exhibited, most recently in Los Angeles, London, Seoul, New York, Sao Paulo, Vienna and Madrid. He has also organized the recent Digital Architecture London conference and is currently planning Digital Architecture New York. Ruairi is the co-author of Digital Architecture: Passages Through Hinterlands and founder of

Dancers, Ruairi Glynn, 2008

Friday, 30.04.10 10:00 - Daan Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegaarde 4.0 - explorations in art & technology

Daan is an artist working in Rotterdam. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts AKI in Enschede and received a Master at the Berlage Institute. Currently he is the Creative Director of Studio Roosegaarde, an artistic laboratory for interactive projects, which won the Dutch Design Award 2009.
Roosegaarde‘s work explores the dynamic relation between architecture, people and e-culture. In this interaction his sculptures create a situation of ‚tactile high-tech‘ where visitor and (public) space become one.
Roosegaarde‘s interactive projects are internationally exhibited at V2_, Netherlands Media Art Institute Montevideo, Tate Modern London, YCAM Japan, National Art Center Tokyo, Venice Biennale 2009 and Victoria & Albert Museum London.

Flow 5.0, Studio Roosegaarde, 2007

Friday, 21.05.10 10:00 - Karmen Franinovic

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste - Interaction Design

Karmen Franinovic is an architect, artist, and interaction designer focused on the creative, critical and active use of technology in architecture, public space and everyday life. In her projects, she seeks to stimulate social and bodily movements, and to raise awareness of interaction with/in the urban surroundings and its diverse ecologies.
Her theoretical research on play, hospitality, participation and enaction manifests in responsive spaces, digital architecture, video and interactive installations. Currently, she focuses on tangible interaction and sonic feedback embedded in artefacts and spaces.
Karmen leads sonic interaction design research projects at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK) supported by European Science Foundation and European Commission Sixth Framework Programme.

Recycled Soundscapes, Karmen Franinovic with Yon Visell, 2004

Friday, 04.06.10 10:00 - Tomasz Jaskiewicz

TU Delft - Hyperbody Research Group / ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd]

Tomas Jaskiewicz is an architect and urban designer from Poland. He graduated as an architect, with a specialisation in urbanism, at the Technical University of Gdansk. He obtained his master’s of science degree in architecture at the Delft University of Technology. His working experience includes projects with bAR architects and Prof. Jacek Krenz design studio. Since 2001, he has been in close cooperation with diaade, and ar+di, a dialogic design research lab in Gdansk. In 2003, he joined Hyperbody at TU Delft, first as a student assistant, and eventually as an associate researcher. In January 2007, he started a PhD thesis, which he has titled ‘Complex Systems in Interactive Architecture’. Since 2005, he has been working as an architect and project manager with ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd].

ProtoSpace 2.0, ONL [Oosterhuis_Lénárd], 2006

Friday, 02.07.10 10:00 - Christopher Bauder

WhiteVoid - Interactive Art and Design

Christopher Bauder started working in the field of interactive installation art and design after finishing his studies in the Digital Class at the Berlin University of the Arts. His projects focus on the translation of bits and bytes into objects and environments and vice versa. Space, object, sound and interaction are the key elements of his work. In 2004, he founded WHITEvoid interactive art & design as a necessity to realize his ideas. WHITEvoid creates interactive installations and products for museums, exhibitions and trade fairs, festivals, concerts and clubs. The studio is comprised of specialists in interaction design, media design, product design, interior architecture and electronic engineering. As the Creative Director, Christopher Bauder has brought installations and performances to events and spaces like the Centre Pompidou in Paris, MUTEK Festival in Montreal and the National Museum of Fine Arts in Taiwan. His projects have received worldwide recognition and have won several awards including the reddot design award, iF communication design award and the Design Award of the Federal Republic of Germany. Christopher Bauder lives and works in Berlin.

Stick Shift, Whitevoid, 2009

For more details please contact:
Manuel Kretzer
Phone +41 44 633 40 37

Further information:
Ruairi Glynn
Daan Roosegaarde
Karmen Franinovic
Tomasz Jaskiewicz
Christopher Bauder
Adam Somlai-Fischer


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