Tag Archives: networked materiality

Networks & Natures

As the newest principal of metaLAB, I bring my own set of preoccupations to the group. My splintered interests in ethnography, computing, and architecture often converge in questions about changing human-machine-environment relationships. For instance, in my recent book, Co-Designers: Cultures of Computer Simulation in Architecture, I ask how professional roles and relationships in design are […]

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Point Cloud: networked weather, rematerialized

Have a look at the enigmatic Point Cloud, described by its creator James Leng as “an attempt to reimagine our daily interaction with weather data.” Leng, who was a student in the metaLAB-affiliated GSD course Mixed-Reality City this past Spring, observes that weather is “the intangible context within which we build our lives and our […]

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The Cryoscope: using networking materiality to tactilize the weather

I love the possibilities suggested by the “Cryoscope,” a project cooked up by R.I.T. industrial-design student Rob Godshaw: Godshaw’s gadget picks up the temperature forecast by zip code and reproduces it within a gorgeous aluminum block; you touch it to feel tomorrow temperature. It’s a lovely piece of networked materiality, and it promises much more […]

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