As a new definition of architecture Interactive Environments signify a field of architecture in which objects and space have the ability to meet changing needs with respect to evolving individual, social and environmental demands.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDxDelft has invited students of the minor ‘Interactive Environments’ to exhibit five augmented furniture elements that were developed specially for this event.
Minor Interactive Environments: augmented furniture elements
Students of the minor ‘Interactive Environments’ will exhibit augmented furniture elements at TEDxDelft. Furniture systems can process information about their environment, their users as well as other objects/furniture units in order to become more functional and meaningful companions to its users. The developed projects demonstrate how interactive objects, wireless networks and custom behaviours can lead to the formation of a social environment. This project follows the leading idea that a network of tagged, actively communicating and acting components provides many new opportunities for the built environment, but, above all, it encourages a new way of thing about design and the creation of such environments.
TouchSpace is an installation that gives a new definition to furniture by its interactive relation with the users. It is not only an ‘object’ but also provides a spatial qualification by its user-changeable soundscapes.
TED en TEDx
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. TEDxDelft will took place on Monday 7 November 2011 at Aula Congress Centre in Delft.