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Living Architecture: Currencies between Architectural Pedagogy and Time-based Media Performance

Fatah gen. Schieck, A; (2016) Living Architecture: Currencies between Architectural Pedagogy and Time-based Media Performance. In: Weber, Patrick, (ed.) aae2016: Research Based Education 2016 [Conference proceedings, Volume 2]. (pp. pp. 503-514). Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

The rise of pervasive computing (Weiser, 1991) and networked technologies has resulted in a hybrid structure of Mixed Reality Architecture (Schnadelbach et al, 2007; Benford and Giannachi, 2011) and Augmented Environments (Aurigi and De Cindio, 2008). This offers 'new tools' that may modify our perception, and even alter our bodies. Human bodies can be used for all sorts of cognitive purposes, not just to act on the world or co-create a personal world, but also to represent, model, and ultimately self-teach (Kirsh, 2013). Accordingly, human bodies can be used as simulation and modelling systems that make it possible to project to unseen things that would otherwise be more inaccessible. The rapid development of 'digitally mediated' interactions and the use of sensors designed around the body (such as in wearable tech) changes the way the human body relates to its - responsive and potentially interactive - surroundings. Arguably, this new development promotes new modes of engagement with older questions, it influences the way to prepare architects for new challenges in the field and calls for providing new tools and methods to be incorporated into the architectural education. In this paper, I describe my research-based teaching for the unit ‘Embodied and Embedded Technologies’ on the Architectural Computation programme (MSc/MRes AAC) at the Bartlett, UCL. The unit consists of two modules exploring sensory environments and ‘digitally mediated’ interactions in Media Architecture and Urban Digital Interaction.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Living Architecture: Currencies between Architectural Pedagogy and Time-based Media Performance
Event: aae2016: Conference on ‘Research-Based Education’, 7-9 April 2016, London, UK
Location: London
Dates: 07 April 2016 - 09 April 2016
ISBN-13: 9780992948597
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.aae2016.org/?page_id=4223
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2016 The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL and the authors.
Keywords: Research-based teaching, experiential learning, thinking with the body, technology and timebased interaction, curiosity, participation
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > The Bartlett School of Architecture
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1517818
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