Entangling surfaces, tangibles, webs, clouds, and architectural spaces

Speaker  Brygg Ullmer

Host  Meredith Ringel Morris

Affiliation  Louisiana State Univeristy

Duration  00:57:55

Date recorded  29 March 2013

Interactive surfaces, tangible interfaces, the web, cloud computing, and computationally mediated architectural spaces have long experienced vibrant activity in research and production contexts. While most frequently engaged as distinct topics, we argue these can be actionably regarded as entangled. This perspective will be supported through examples including interactive computational STEAM machines (Surface-based interactive supercomputing), corridor cloud and community awareness systems, Union Carbide's 1933 Vinylite House, medieval counting tables, ancient Egyptian and cartographic cartouches, and nomadic African memory artifacts. We will conclude with considering how syntheses of these suggest new paths for tabletops, tangibles, and textiles with research and production prospects.

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