Thursday, November 30, 2006

Giant robots

Interesting studio by Greg Lynn on aesthetic culture of robots to produce new forms of architectural spectacle. Watch this video.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Sunday, November 19, 2006


You might have heard of this already... Photosynth by Microsoft Live Labs. Watch this video. It would be interesting to see different applications into architecture.

Glass house with nanotechnology

Saturday, November 18, 2006

In case you haven't noticed

This blog has been running in hybernation mode.

Let's see when spring arrives.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Telegraphic post of the week

For the love of _______ [insert your own deity here], go and check this great text by Stuart Kauffman and J. Lanier's wisecrack response to it.

More Kauffman here (this time on economics).
Update: forgot to add this other great text of his: "The Sciences of Complexity and 'Origins of Order'".

Friday, November 03, 2006

On one hand, on the other hand

"The Dichotomy of Design and Evolution" on The J Curve.

via the indefatigable Resarch. The dichotomy thing reminded me of this B. Steele article, that played around with the dichotomy/simmetry themes as well. And speaking of simmetry...


Where would you begin, if you wanted to set up a panorama of "bio everything" today?
Just merely attempting it is enough to make one dizzy...

Biomimetics (or bionics or even biomimicry or...) is fast becoming, or so it seems, an established field in its own right. It can also be understood as phenotropics. And what about synthetic biology? Check one of their wikis, for instance.

Is this going to affect material production, as we know and practice it, right away? Perhaps.