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Transmaterial 3|Blaine Brownell

Transmaterial 3|Blaine Brownell

Since the 2006 publication of his best-selling first volume of Transmaterial, author Blaine Brownell has become the undisputed master of new materials, inspiring architects and designers looking to transform the structure, spaces, and surfaces of their projects with the latest high-tech and environmentally friendly products. The third volume in the critically acclaimed series presents over...
See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception|Madeline Schwartzman

See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception|Madeline Schwartzman

SEE YOURSELF SENSING: REDEFINING HUMAN PERCEPTION is an explosive and timely survey that explores the relationship between design, the body, technology and the senses over the last fifty years. Get ready to say goodbye to unconscious sensing and embrace cyborgs, post-humans, mediated reality and all manner of cutting edge sensory interventions like seeing with your...
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information| Manuel Lima

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information| Manuel Lima

  Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and...
A Touch of Code|Robert Klanten , Sven Ehmann , Verena Hanschke

A Touch of Code|Robert Klanten , Sven Ehmann , Verena Hanschke

Thanks to the omnipresence of computers, cell phones, gaming systems, and the internet, a broad audience has traded its past reservations against technology for an almost insatiable curiosity for all things technical. Against this background, unprecedented new tools and possibilities are opening up for the world of design. In addition to sketchbooks and computers, young...
A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History |Manuel de Landa

A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History |Manuel de Landa

Following in the wake of his groundbreaking War in the Age of Intelligent Machines, Manuel De Landa presents a radical synthesis of historical development over the last one thousand years. More than a simple expository history, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History sketches the outlines of a renewed materialist philosophy of history in the tradition...
Far from Equilibrium|Sanford Kwinter (Author), Cynthia Davidson (Editor)

Far from Equilibrium|Sanford Kwinter (Author), Cynthia Davidson (Editor)

Sanford Kwinter ponders the complex encounters between technology, culture, and architecture. Critical essays offer an extended meditation on infrastructure, war, computation, mechanical and material intelligence, and other multivariate facets of modernity. Far-reaching in scope, Far from Equilibrium amounts to a performance in writing of what Kwinter describes as radical anamnesis: the imagination’s escape from the...
Processing

Processing

Processing is a programming language, development environment, and online community. Since 2001, Processing has promoted software literacy within the visual arts and visual literacy within technology. Initially created to serve as a software sketchbook and to teach computer programming fundamentals within a visual context, Processing evolved into a development tool for professionals. Today, there are...
Arduino

Arduino

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments.(from Arduino.cc) Arduino,是一个开放源代码的单芯片微电脑,它使用了Atmel AVR单片机,采用了基于开放源代码的软硬件平台,构建于开放源代码 simple I/O 接口板,并且具有使用类似Java,C 语言的Processing/Wiring开发环境。(http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arduino) MORE: Arduino.cc Arduino.cn
War in the Age of Intelligent Machines|Manuel De Landa

War in the Age of Intelligent Machines|Manuel De Landa

In the aftermath of the methodical destruction of Iraq during the Persian Gulf War, the power and efficiency of new computerized weapons and surveillance technology have become chillingly apparent. For Manuel DeLanda, however, this new weaponry has a significance that goes far beyond military applications; he shows how it represents a profound historical shift in...
Physical Computing|Dan O'Sullivan,Tom Igoe

Physical Computing|Dan O’Sullivan,Tom Igoe

  Physical computing is all around us-from interactive displays at museums to “puff sensors” that aid the physically challenged. With a multiple book buying audience, this book doesn’t require a specific background or technical experience. It is designed to help make a more interesting connection between the physical world and the computer world. The audience...
Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets|Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen

Make: Arduino Bots and Gadgets|Tero Karvinen, Kimmo Karvinen

  Want to build your own robots, turn your ideas into prototypes, control devices with a computer, or make your own cell phone applications? It’s a snap with this book and the Arduino open source electronic prototyping platform. Get started with six fun projects and achieve impressive results quickly. Gain the know-how and experience to...
Smart Surfaces |Thorsten Klooster

Smart Surfaces |Thorsten Klooster

Smart Surfaces”” is an inspiration for everyone interested in the potential of innovative technologies for surfaces, illustrating their applications and properties in numerous international projects. Paperback: 184 pages Publisher: Birkhäuser Architecture; 1 edition (June 30, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 3764388129 ISBN-13: 978-3764388126 MORE: SMART SURFACES