• Bio-materialism: Experiments in biological material computation

Dade-Robertson, Martyn, Ramirez-Figueroa, Carolina and Hernan, Luis, 2017, Conference or Workshop, Bio-materialism: Experiments in biological material computation at 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference 2017, Edinburgh, UK, 22-24 March 2017.

Abstract or Description:

In his article ‘Towards a Novel Material Culture’ Menges traces the origins of contemporary computational and fabrication techniques in architecture to ‘New Materialism’. Developed by thinkers such as Manuel DeLanda and Jane Bennett, the philosophical school characterizes matter as active and “empowered by its own tendencies and capacities”. In architecture, New Materialism has often become associated with biomimetics. However, over the past four years we have been developing a series of projects that take inspiration from the New Materialist paradigm, but that aspire to develop demonstrators and technologies which go beyond biomimicry and make direct use of living systems, designing through the manipulation of living cells.

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4746988.v1
Subjects: Other > Technologies > J500 Materials Technology not otherwise specified
Architecture > K100 Architecture
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
Creative Arts and Design > W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
School or Centre: Research & Innovation
School of Design
School of Arts & Humanities
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.4746988
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2019 17:09
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2019 17:09
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/3857
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