Entry: Emerging
Focus: Interactive Architecture

Interactive Architecture dot Org is a weblog about the emerging practice within architecture that aims to merge the digital virtual with tangible and physical spatial experience. Instead of defining a fixed architectural product it is architecture in constant flux best suited to prototyping and semi-permanent installations.


Entry: Code
Focus: Intima

Single, structurally equal to all, and endless in the microstructure shows the totality and disconnectedness of Intima in her mirror image. One, split into two is compatible with the life of Intima. The magic structure of one and the obsession with individuality inspires the ritual beauty of polarity which is shown on the altar of code. The Intima code is presented by a mathematical microstructure.


Entry: Interactive
Focus: Chris O┬┤Shea

Chris O'Shea is an interactive media artist and researcher. His focus is on creating works that encourage new methods of play and collaboration, challenging our perception of space and physical objects. In 2006 he was the curator and co-coordinator for the Cybersonica Sonic Art Exhibition. This exhibition commissioned 5 new artworks, and displayed 7 existing works, that had an exciting approach to sound through physical interaction and a cross discipline approach.


Entry: Tactical Aesthetics
Focus: Appliedautonomy

The Institute for Applied Autonomy (IAA) was founded in 1998 as a technological research and development organization dedicated to the cause of individual and collective self-determination. Our mission is to study the forces and structures which affect self-determination and to provide technologies which extend the autonomy of human activists.


Entry: Software
Focus: My Life Bits

MyLifeBits is a lifetime store of everything. It is the fulfillment of Vannevar Bush's 1945 Memex vision including full-text search, text & audio annotations, and hyperlinks. There are two parts to MyLifeBits: an experiment in lifetime storage, and a software research effort.

Technology _48

Entry: Astronomy
Focus: Chandra

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory, which was launched and deployed by Space Shuttle Columbia on July 23, 1999, is the most sophisticated X-ray observatory built to date. Chandra is designed to observe X-rays from high-energy regions of the universe, such as the remnants of exploded stars. The two images of the Crab Nebula supernova remnant and its pulsar shown below illustrate how higher resolution can reveal important new features.


Entry: Imaging
Focus: Tom Carden

Tom Carden joined Stamen in November 2006. Before that, he wrote passenger flow simulation software for London-based architecture firm YRM and studied for his Masters in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation at University College London. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Artificial Intelligence with Mathematics from the University of Leeds. Tom's computer science background has always been balanced with a strong interest in design and visual arts and he is actively involved in the community surrounding the Processing development environment. He was an early participant in OpenStreetMap, a project that aims to create free maps of the world using GPS and aerial photography, and his personal weblog Random Etc. has been a place for thoughts, sketches, interactive maps and visualisations since 2003.

Design _49

Entry: Web Mag
Focus: MoCo Loco

MoCo Loco is a web magazine featuring modern contemporary design news and views.