All posts filed under “The Invisible (2017)

Thinking About Things That Think About How We Think (2017)

We often hear the phrase ‘intelligent environments’ used to describe spaces in which technology is embedded, in the form of sensors, displays, and computational ability. This might be related to Internet of Things, conversational interfaces or emerging forms of artificial intelligence. But what does ‘intelligence’ […]

Project 2: Materializing the Invisible. Whitespace by Ji Tae Kim

Materializing the Invisible (2017)

In Materializing the Invisible, we considered invisible and intangible phenomena—the systems, constructs, relationships, infrastructures, backends and other entities, physical and conceptual, which comprise or influence much of our experience of, and interaction with, environments both physical and digital. ‘The invisible’ here is potentially everything from […]

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Design, Behavior and Social Interaction (2017)

Jasper Tom investigated patterns of people’s behavior in Pittsburgh’s Greyhound Bus Station  In this short introductory unit, we looked at ways in which the design of environments, and features within them, affects people’s behavior and interaction with each other. Design influences what people do, but […]


Syllabus: Spring 2017: The Invisible

Environments Studio IV: The Invisible is about exploring design, behavior, and people’s understanding, in physical, digital, and hybrid environments. The course comprises practical projects and workshops focused on investigating, understanding, and materializing invisible and intangible phenomena and relationships, such as social interaction, infrastructures, and systems, […]