geekgirl (r)osiex aka the metal cupcake publishing about interesting things for a really long time!
  • #3D Printing Architecture [#geekgirl]

    Digital Grotesque . Printing Architecture from Digital Grotesque on Vimeo.

  • #Tiny Living [#geekgirl]

    “Chris Tack made seven trips to Goodwill to get rid of his stuff, before moving into the 140-square-foot home he and his wife Malissa Tack designed and built. Constructed on a trailer bed and parked in Snohomish, Washington, the house is more than enough space for them, the couple says. And one advantage of a home on wheels, the 29-year-olds say, is that you can always move.”



  • biome Symposium 2012 :: Talks, Paper Presentations and more …18th Aug #Sydney Uni #architecture #design #biology #biome #geekgirl

    18 August 2012 :: Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning,  University of Sydney

    biome is a cluster of researchers, practitioners and artists investigating natural paradigms as a language shared in biology, mathematics, music, behavioural studies, engineering, interaction design and architecture. Digital derivations of biological systems, biomimetics, are increasingly informing research in a diverse range of disciplines. The biome Symposium engages in conversations that explore a mathematical language (code, script, parameter, algorithm) as a natural paradigm, and transfers of this language into and out of the diverse fields of biology, mathematics, music, behavioural studies, engineering, interaction design and architecture.

    Register for this free event via Eventbrite – or go to the biome website

  • Governing City Futures Conference :: UWS, Sydney 16 – 17 August #cities #design #conference


    Governing City Futures Conference :: UWS, Sydney
    16 – 17 August 2012 :: Registrations now open

    This conference asks: What is the future of the low density city? What are its prospects in a context in which ecological and population pressures make the infrastructure that under-grid such cities no longer sustainably, if it ever was? In the wake of these intersecting pressures, how are alternate futures for this urban form to be imagined and governed? How are its populations to be managed? Individual lives conducted? Resources circulated? How do these questions impact of relations of gender, ethnicity, and class and those between City and Bush? In addressing these questions this conference will bring together international and Australian academics, politicians and other expert speakers and commentators in the fields of cultural studies, urban sociology, urban infrastructure and population to discuss the future of the low density city in an era in which climate change and the prospect of population increase operates as a major challenge to established forms of urban life.

  • Language of Life: #Biomimicry in #Architecture, Art, Design and Science #Sydney #binarism #geekgirl

    Language of Life – Biomimicry in Architecture, Art, Design and Science

    What is the song a hummingbird sings? What do graffiti artists and street cats have in common? What formations are shared between a microcosm and the universe? Can buildings be interactive?

    Biomimicry seeks to solve human problems using ideas from our biological world. Deeply embedded in nature are formulas that aid in finding solutions in our everyday lives. The exhibition ‘Language of Life’ showcases a shared interest between architects, visual artists, fashion designers and scientists in a collection of works that not only transcribe nature into their own fields, but identify and interpret what is useful to them, opening a conversation between these different fields.

    Lucian Gormley and Hugo Raggett challenge the notion of architecture as static with their adaptive constructions of interactive hexagonal cells. Guy Morgan interprets the night sky in his vast paintings and video works that play with the psychology of vision, drawing out the colour that is there, but invisible to us at low light. Nicola Coady, combining two forms of culture, explores microbe colonies as living decorative devices by coating lampshades in yoghurt and allowing nature to take its course.

    In contemporary design, architecture and the visual arts, we are increasingly working with material phenomena, interactive behaviour and complex, interdependent, structural relationships that are deeply embedded in nature. These works interrogate the familiar fabric of our existences that deem us human. Between nature and nurture, between artifice and art, they challenge our notion of the human/nature binarism.

    Language enables conversation, by initiating communication, and this is what the exhibition aspires to do, opening a platform for interdisciplinary communication. ‘Language of Life’ explores artistic, technological, computational and philosophical trajectories through observations of natural expressions and biomimetic processes. The exhibition collates installations, paintings, animations, experiments and devices developed in different disciplines of the University of Sydney: Sydney College of the Arts; The Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning; Medical Science, and the School of Engineering. Curated by Dr Dagmar Reinhardt, Lecturer of Digital Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning, and Greg Shapley, Verge Gallery.

    WHAT: Language of Life: Biomimicry in Architecture, Art, Design and Science (art exhibition)
    WHO: Artists include: Caitlin Abbott, Eduardo Barata, Iain Blampied, Nicola Coady, Michiru Cohen, Armando Chant, Kate Dunn, Lisa Fathalla, Lucian Gormley, Tyrone Jandey, Flora Mavrommati, Guy Morgan, Luke O’Donnell, Hugo Raggett, Donna Sgro, Ian Stewart, Alexandra Smith, Will Swan, Sara Sweet and Elmar Trefz. Curated by Dagmar Reinhardt and Greg Shapley
    WHEN: Opening March 29, 6pm. March 30-April 6 (Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)
    WHERE: Verge Gallery, City Road, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

    CONTACT: Greg Shapley on (02) 9562-6218 or email

  • EVA London 2012 :: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts #technologies #applications #geekgirl

    EVA London 2012 :: Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
    10 – 12 July 2012 :: Call for Proposals closes 22 January 2012
    The EVA London annual conference tracks and presents the development and application of electronic visualisation technologies in art, music, dance, theatre, the sciences and other fields Conference themes will particularly include new and emerging technologies and applications, including but not limited to: visualising ideas and concepts, imaging and images in museums and galleries, digital performance, music, sound, film, animation, medical humanities, reconstructive archaeology and architecture, digital and computational art and photographyand technologies of digitisation. EVA London invites proposals for papers, demonstrations, short performances, workshops or panel discussions, especially look for presentations on topical subjects, and the newest and cutting edge technologies and applications.

  • Experimenta collaborates with Signal and Melbourne #Jazz Festival to bring Young Urban #Mesh Workhouse

    If Melbourne were a work of art, what would it be? A graffiti-covered wall, or video installation? Or maybe a free-form saxophone solo? To capture the textures, sounds and shapes that make up Melbourne, SIGNAL is hosting the Urban Mesh Workhouse, bringing together artists and young urbanites to mesh their creativity. Actors, architects, animators – the workhouse will feature leading artists from different fields in six three-day sessions running from April to September as part of a collaborative project with the Melbourne [Jazz Festival] and [ Experimenta]. Young people are invited to drop in for a single session, or come back for all six, to make your mark on the final work, to be exhibited as the Urban Mesh Manifestation. Check out [SIGNAL] for details on all workhouse sessions and a list of artists participating inthe 6 sessions including Experimenta Utopia Now artist Rowan McNaught and Experimenta Commissioned artists Isobel Knowles and Jesse Stevens.

    All Workhouse sessions run Friday 6 – 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 11am –  4pm

    Check out the websites for more details!

  • Buckminster Fuller – a short intro.

    Buckminster Fuller
    Fuller published more than 30 books, inventing and popularizing terms such as “Spaceship Earth”, ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also developed numerous inventions, mainly architectural designs, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes were later named by scientists for their resemblance to geodesic spheres. Fuller developed many ideas, designs and inventions, particularly regarding practical, inexpensive shelter and transportation. He documented his life, philosophy and ideas scrupulously by a daily diary (later called the Dymaxion Chronofile), and by twenty-eight publications. Fuller financed some of his experiments with inherited funds, sometimes augmented by funds invested by his collaborators, one example being the Dymaxion car project.

  • Homesense: Every Home has a Story to Tell #geekgirl

    Homesense is an open research project collaboration between Tinker London and EDF R&D. Bringing open collaboration methods of online communities to physical infrastructures in the home selected households will create their own smart homes and live with the technologies that they have developed themselves without any prior technical expertise.

    Source: Interactive Architecture

  • An overview of robots in art #geekgirl



    Senster – a website devoted to Edward Ihnatowicz, cybernetic sculptor.
    Also loving this site!!! – Interactive Architecture