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Editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman

"Hylozoic Ground" by Philip Beesley

"As the title of the project suggests, Philip Beesley and his team's work is a research into, and a simulation of the idea that all matter has life. Their undulating objects breathe and interact with other objects that surround them. Covered in sensors, these interactive environments attempt to capture an essence of emotion, 'feeling' and 'caring'. By combining mechanical chemical and seemingly biological elements with that of artificial intelligence the following works verge upon a reality that though may seem far off in the future is in fact close at hand..."

Contains a featured section on Hylozoic Ground, with text, images and design drawings of Canada's entry into the 2010 Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Volume Independent Quarterly for architecture to go beyond itself
Editor-in-chief Arjen Oosterman
Archis 2011 #2 ISBN 978-90-77966-280