The Aether Project, Innovations in Projection Mapping - Art Urbane

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The Aether Project, Innovations in Projection Mapping

Combining robotics, formal transformation and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device, researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil and Farzad Mirshafiei at UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) advanced design studio course called “Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as an Interactive Medium”, and created The Aether Project.

The mission of the project was to explore “scenarios of architecture as a responsive, robotically actuated technology which undergoes spatial iterations triggered by sense based devices.”

Innovations in technological design, like The Aether Project, create endless opportunities for the future intersection of public art and architectural design.

VIDEO: play me

THE AETHER PROJECT from Refik Anadol on Vimeo.


From Refik Anadol’s website:

The evolution of technology reveals an aspiration to place mind into matter in order to create tools that are subservient yet autonomous from humans. Architecture as a form of technology does not exist outside of this cultural aspiration. Concurrently, experiments in sensing technology express this desire to transform architecture into an intelligent form of technology that can autonomously negotiate between the human body, human psyche, the environment and other physical and perceptual parameters.


Olita Charlie
Olita Charlie


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