Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program

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Students: Daniel Caven, Austin Andrew Samson, Salvador Francisco Cortez Hultsch, Johnny Ng, Nikita Alex Troufanov, Uri Wegman
Studio Title: Eye Robot Seminar Spring 2014 – ESTm
Instructor: Curime Batliner
Robot House: Jake Newsum

SCI-Arc’s Eyerobot 2 seminar offered in Spring 2014 challenged students to work on the prototype of a full scale dynamic interface, which invites users for an interactive play between the physical world and the virtual world in real-time, using the human body. The exhibit used scanner mechanisms to track people around the space and have the robots trace them. The interaction between the robots and the visitors created a playful experience and allowed for comfortability with the machines. The processes used for the tracking involved kinect scanning with live stream joint movements in the space.


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Phantom Geometry

Students: Liz von Hasseln, Kyle von Hasseln
Studio Title: Testa ESTm Vertical Spring 2012 ‘Real-Time’
Instructor: Peter Testa
Research Fellows: Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto, AT: Curime Batliner

Our project is about the visualization of the body.

In the New Representation in Scientific Practice Bruno Latour states:
“The information for the perception of an object is not its image. The information to specify something does not have to resemble it…Scientific imagery is never mimetic. If it was, there would be no gain of information between one step and the next.”

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SYNchronous Objectives

Students: Curime Batliner, Brandon Kruysman, Jonathan Proto
Studio Title: Graduate Thesis Summer 2011
Instructor: Peter Testa & Devyn Weiser

Architectural design has always been influenced by new modes of representation, and the inventions of new materials and tools. The architect as ‘maker’ does not take the limitations of their tools as a given constraint, but engages in the process of making new tools and machines for design.

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SCI-Arc's ESTm Master program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.


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