The MSc 2 Design studio conducted at Hyperbody, TU Delft, Netherlands, operates on the premise that bodily motion and non-verbal communication can be understood as interfaces of emotional expression and cognition. The idea of creating a proactive behaviour loop between the body, the physical and ambient space it operates within, as well as the tools and techniques offered by contemporary new media technologies became a central operational logic driving the studio.
The behavioural engagement of the body, with ambient parameters such as sound, light, tactility etc. and the physicality of architectural space, to create an inter-activating spatial system, thus, progressively created new modes of communication and perception within the studio. The resultant embodied spatial instruments are developed as physical and digital prototypes, which evoke novel modes of interaction, movement and perception. Rather than developing a subject-object perspective of architectural and interior space, the projects engage with the active creation of subject-subject relations, wherein ambiguity and diffused affordances take centre stage, thus provoking pro-active engagement opportunities for the spatial structures and the user’s alike.
Two projects, representing different scales and thus different modes of engagement were specifically chosen to be displayed in Madrid, Spain for the annual METABODY event: Reflectego and Robozoo.
EU CULTURE GRANT >> MEDIA EMBEDDED TEKNE AND BRIDGES OF DIVERSITY (METABODY)
METABODY (Media Embodiment Tékhne and Bridges of Diversity), is a project financed by the European Commission that will start in july 2013 and last till July 2018, comprising 28 partners from 14 countries, coordinated by Reverso.
METABODY will be a laboratory and observatory of cultural diversity that will highlight the importance of non-verbal communication and embodied expressions as a primary substrate of nature cultures. The project will generate an understanding of the threats posed by the homogenising processes of globalisation and Information Society. Furthermore the project will produce new cultural, communicational and technological paradigms through interdisciplinary developments in new media and the arts, which foreground embodied expressions and interactions.
The project will elaborate a critique of the tendencies of both homogenisation and preemption (adaptation to the new, assimilation of the new and programmed diversification) that information technologies operate in perceptions, affects, and subjective formations, where the irreducible and changing differences of embodied expressions and relations are reduced to linear patterns of simulation and standardised processes of media contagion, within a mechanistic tradition where movement is reduced to measurable coordinates. At the same time new concepts and pragmatics of space-time, relations, corporeality, cognition, perception and affection will be elaborated for new technological paradigms exceeding mechanisms and computation, that will take into account movement as multiplicities of intra-corporeal sensations and affections irreducible to localizable points and trajectories, to measurable coordinates of space-time or form-pattern.
2013 - 2018 Project Leader from Hyperbody Dr. Nimish Biloria Project Team from Hyperbody Dr. Nimish Biloria, Ir. Kas Oosterhuis, Jia Rey Chang, Dieter Vandoeren, Veronika Laszlo
Preceding experiment: LIGHT SCAPES
Light Scapes deals with developing immersive, real-time interactive light architectures, which subtly build an inter-performance with the users engaged with the experiment. This experiment thus tries to bind together the human body and its movement in space together with light scapes, which develop an intimate relation with the user/performer by tracking them, following them as well as by encouraging them to physically extend themselves to reach out and touch these emergent architectures of light. Sequentially building up the user’s arousal levels and sustaining these via the interplay between otherwise non-physical entities is thus achieved via this initial experiment.
more to come soon
Experiment 01: ambiguous topologies
Design team: Jia Rey Chang, Dr. Nimish Biloria, Dieter Vandoren
Ambiguous topologies is an immersive multi-modal spatial installation exploring the tendencies of swarm systems to generate emergent geometric networks as a response to as well as a trigger for movement of multiple bodies in space and time. The installation operates on the subtle fusion of physical and digital media by means of harvesting and impacting the speed and frequency of movement of the participants body as a trigger for activating/disturbing a swarm of digital particles in space.
Swarm systems, as a collection of autonomous dynamic particles operate on a tendency model wherein the particles in the immediate vicinity of the physical movement inherit the maximum velocity/charge and are thus displaced from their spatial coordinates to collide and dissipate this gained energy to neighbouring particles. The velocity/charge is thus differentially distributed throughout the entire particle swarm and has a behavioural attribute of generating geometric topological networks and sound values displaying variable densities of connections throughout the space. After reaching a critical mass (as regards the charge levels in the entire swarm) the system behaves pro-actively in order to alter/suggest and motivate the user to engage in novel movement in order to react and engage with this changing persona of the swarming networks.
The usage of immersive light and sound projection media in order to visualise this dynamic behavioural scenario renders abstract three dimensional topological nuances within which the body navigates and experiences new states of ambiguity, dis-alignment and proactive behaviour. Technological, human and spatial agency/affordance thus unite into a never-ending looped process of inter-performance through the ambiguous topologies installation.
>> Journal Publication >> Psyllidis, A & Biloria, NM (2014). OntoPolis: A semantic participatory platform for perfor- mance assessment and augmentation of urban environments. In s.n. (Ed.), 10th IEEE international conference on intelligent environments (pp. 140-147). Piscataway: IEEE.
>> Publication >> Achilleas Psyllidis, Nimish Biloria (2014); Intelligent environments 2014 Conference, Article accepted: Ontopolis, A semantic participatory platform for performance assessment and augmentation of urban environments, Shanghai, 2nd – 4th July 2014, China
>> Publication >> Xia X, Biloria N, Hommel B. (2014); Aesthetics and the embodied mind, Conference, Article: From film studies to interaction design
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at South East University of China, Guangzhou, China >> 2013
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria appointed Scientific Reviewer
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) >> 2013
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria appointed Scientific Reviewer & Editor: Next Generation Building Journal (NGB) >> 2013
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria appointed Scientific Reviewer
47th International Architectural Science Association Conference 2013 “Cutting Edge In Architectural Science", Hong Kong >> 2013
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Organizing Committee Member ECAADE 2013, TU Delft, Netherlands >> 2013
>> Publication >> Biloria, N. (2013) Performance driven generative design pedagogy: Interfacing multi-agent simulation driven design techniques with environmental modelling methodologies in architectural education, ENHSA Conference: Computation, environment and architectural innovation, Napoli, Italy.
>> Publication >> Achilleas Psyllidis and Nimish Biloria (2013), The Adaptive City: A socio-technical interaction driven approach towards urban systems, Proceedings of the 2nd international Hybrid City Conference, Athens, Greece, ISBN: 978-960-99791-1-5, pp. 371-378.
>> Publication >> Achilleas Psyllidis and Nimish Biloria (2013), Urban Media Geographies: Interfacing Ubiqui- tous Computing with the Physicality of Urban Space, Media Cities 4 conference, May 2013, University at Buffalo, The state university of New York, USA, pp. 302-309.
>> Publication >> Mostafavi, S, Morales Beltran, MG & Biloria, NM (2013). Performance driven design and design information exchange. In R Stouffs & S Sariyildiz (Eds.), Proceedings of the Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) 2013 conference (pp. 117-126). Delft, The Netherlands
>> Publication >> Biloria, NM & Chang, JR (2013). Hyper-Morphology: Experimentations with bio-inspired de- sign processes for adaptive spatial re-use. In R Stouffs (Ed.), Proceedings of the 31st Inter- national Conference on Education and research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (pp. 529-538)
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria interviewed by RAI, Lighthouse, Italy: Documentary series on Robotics in Europe >> 2013
>> Journal publication >> Alireza Mahdizadeh Hakak (Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands), Nimish Biloria (Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, The Netherlands) and Mozhgan Raouf Rahimi (Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran) (2012), Journal article: Implementing Unconventional Virtual Environments for Enhancing Creativity in Architecture Pedagogy, International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments (IJVPLE), Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages: 41-52.
>> Journal Publication >> Biloria, N. (2012); Co-Editor, Book: Hyperbody, First Decade of Interactive Architecture, JapSam Publishers, Netherlands, ISBN-10: 9490322091, ISBN-13: 978-9490322090
>> Journal Publication >> Biloria N. (2012); Interactive morphologies: An investigation into integrated nodal networks and embedded computation processes for developing real-time responsive spatial systems, Frontiers of Architectural Research Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 259–271
>> Journal Publication >> Xin Xia and Biloria Nimish (2012); A 4EA Cognitive approach for rethinking the human in Interactive Architecture, Conference Proceedings: Rethinking the Human in Techology-Driv- en Architecture, Editors: Maria Voyatzaki; Constantin Spiridonidis, ISBN: 978-2-930301-53-2
>> Publication >> Biloria, Nimish and Chang, Jia-Rey (2012), 'Digital physicality, physical Digitally,' Proceedings of the 30th eCAADe Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, HyperCell: A Bio-inspired informa- tion design framework for real-time adaptive spatial components, Volume.2, pp.573-581.
>> Publication >> Alireza M. Hakak, Biloria N (2011), New perception of virtual environments, enhancement of creativity, Proceedings of the eCAADe conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, ISBN 978-9-4912070-
1-3, pp. 967 - 975
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at National art gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania >> 2011
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Delft lectures on Sustainability, TU Delft, Netherlands >> 2011
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Faculty of Architecture, Warsaw, Poland >> 2011
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Harbin University, Faculty of Architecture, China >> 2011
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Nanjing University, Faculty of Architecture, China >> 2011
>> Journal publication >> Biloria N. (2011); InfoMatters, a multi-agent systems approach for generating performative architectural formations; International Journal of Architectural Computing, Issue 03, Volume 09: September 2011 (205 - 222)
>> Journal publication >> Biloria N. (2011); Interdisciplinary Process Driven Performative Morphologies: A Morphog- enomic approach towards developing context aware spatial formations; V!RUS, No.6, No- mads.usp journal, Creation in Process+es, ISSN: 2175-974.
>> Publication >> Alireza M. Hakak, Biloria N (2011), New perception of virtual environments, enhancement of creativity, Proceedings of the eCAADe conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, ISBN 978-9-4912070-1-3, pp. 967 - 975
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Empowering Infrastructure globally conference, New Delhi, India sponsored by ESSAR Steel and organized by Indian Architect and Builder >> 2010
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Philips Research, Eindhoven, The Netherlands >> Interactive Architecture >> 2010
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Design-Code, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, The Netherlands >> 2010
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2010); Interactive Environments: A Multi-disciplinary Approach towards Devel- oping Real-Time Performative Spaces, Entertainment computing – ICEC 2010, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2010, Volume 6243/2010, 254-261, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-15399-0_25, pp. 254-261
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2010); Interactive Bodies, Forward, Volume 110, ISSN 2153-7526, American Institute of Architects Publishers, USA, 2010, pp. 69-76
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Bucharest School of Architecture, Romania >> 2009
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Session Chair
ENHSA 2013 Conference on Computation, Environment and Architectural Innovation, Napoli, Italy >> 2009
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Panelist: CHI 2009, Organic User Interfaces - From Tangible and Transitive Materials to programming reality, Boston, USA >> 2009
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Panelist: Syn_athr(0)isis event: Technopolis, Athens, Greece >> 2009
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N, Sumini, V. (2009); Performative Building Skin Systems: A Morphogenomic Ap- proach Towards Developing Real-Time Adaptive Building Skin Systems, International Journal of Architectural Computing vol. 7 - no. 4, pp. 643-676.
Biloria, N. (2009); Performative building skin systems, IEEE Explore, Computation World 2009 conference, Athens, ISBN 978-1-4244-5166-1, pp. 119-125
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2009); Developing an interactive architectural meta-system for contemporary corporate environments, SCROOPE 19, Cambridge architecture journal, Cambridge University press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 70-80
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2009); Inter-active spaces Indian architect and builder magazine, Special issue on Digital Architecture, Jasubhai Media, Mumbai, India
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria gives Key note lecture at Key Note lecture at the IxDA, Interaction Design Association, Inter- national South America conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil >> 2008
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria's lecture is at the AEC World Expo, 361 Design conference >> 2008
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Technologies and Construction Lecture series, Building Technology, Bouwkunde, TU Delft, The Netherlands >> 2008
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria is interviewed by the Discovery Channel >> Discovery Science Program, Documentary >> 2008
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Conference Session Chair ACADIA 08, Evolutionary computation, Minneapolis, USA >> 2008
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2008); Introduction article: Evolutionary computation, ACAADIA 2008, Sili- cone+Skin, ISBN: 978-0-9789463-2-6, Minneapolis, USA
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2008); Hyperbody, (Im) material Processes, New Digital techniques for architecture, Edited by Neil Leach and Xu Weiguo, ISBN: 9787-112-10396-6, China Architecture and Building Press, China
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2008); Non-standard performative architecture, Indian architect and builder magazine, Special issue on Innovate, Jasubhai Media publishers, Mumbai, India
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2008) Morphogenomic Urban and Architectural Systems: An Investigation into In- formatics Oriented Evolution of Form: The Case of the A2 Highway, Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation, [Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) / ISBN 978-0-9789463-4-0] Minneapo- lis 16-19 October 2008, pp.152-157
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2008) Real-time interactive corporate environments, Proceedings of 2nd Sympo- sium on Systems Research in the Arts and Humanities (SSRAH): "On Interaction/Interactivity in Music, Design, Visual and Performing Arts", Baden Baden, Germany, pp. 121-125
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2008) Morphogenomic architecture, An investigation into informatics oriented evolution of form, Proceedings of AEC 08 Conference, Antalya, Turkey, pp. 49-58, http://www.lboro.ac.uk/cice/conferences/AEC2008/
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at University Innsbruck, Austria >> 2007
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at ITD Lecture series, Industrial Design, TU Delft, The Netherlands >> 2007
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria lectures at Goldsmith University, London, UK >> 2007
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2007); Envisioning the responsive milieu, An investigation into aspects of ambient intelligence, human machine symbiosis and ubiquitous computing for developing a generic real time interactive spatial prototype, iA#1, ISBN 978-9059730588, Episode publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 22-33
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2007) Developing an Interactive Architectural Meta-System for Contemporary Corporate Environments: An investigation into aspects of creating responsive spatial systems for corporate offices incorporating rule based computation techniques, Em‘body’ing Virtual Architecture: The Third International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2007), 28-30 November 2007, Alexandria, Egypt, pp.
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2007) Adaptive Corporate Environments, CAADRIA 2007 [Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Nanjing (China) 19-21 April 2007, ISBN: 978-7-5641-0925-7, pp. 391-400
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2007) Adaptive corporate environments, Proceedings of Sources of Architectural Form: Theory and Practice, International conference of Architecture 07, Kuwait City, Kuwait, pp. 371-391
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2007) Spatializing real-time interactive environments, Proceedings of Tangible and Embedded Interaction (TEI 07) conference, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, ISBN: 978-1-59593-619-6, pp. 215-222.
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2006); Design Informatics, Architecture Annual 05-06 TU Delft, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
>> Book publication >> Biloria, N. (2006); Inter-active spaces, A multi-disciplinary approach towards developing re- al-time performative spaces, GSM 2, TU Delft, The Netherlands, Episode Publishers, Rotter- dam, The Netherlands, ISBN: 9059730364, pp. 330-339
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2006) Spatializing corporate dynamics, an investigation into aspects of creating responsive spatial systems for corporate offices incorporating rule based computation techniques, Proceedings of Adaptables 06 Conference, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands, ISBN 10:90-72152-03-4, pp. 74-78
>> Publication >> Biloria, N, Oosterhus, K and Aalbers, C (2006) Design Informatics: a case based investigation into parametric design scripting and CNC based manufacturing techniques, Proceedings of Computing in Architecture / Re-Thinking the Discourse: The Second International Confer- ence of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2006), 25-27, April 2006, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
>> Publication >> Biloria, N, Oosterhus, K and Aalbers, C (2006) DESIGN INFORMATICS: (A case based investigation into parametric design, scripting and CNC based manufacturing techniques), CAADRIA
2006 [Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia] Kumamoto (Japan) March 30th - April 2nd 2006, pp. 237-244
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Conference Session Chair CAADRIA 05, New Delhi, India >> 2005
>> Dr. Nimish Biloria serves as Conference Session Chair: Hawaii International conference for arts and humanities 05, USA
>> Journal publication >> Biloria, N. (2005); Developing concept prototypes for electronic media augmented spatial skins, Architecture Annual 04-05 TU Delft, The Netherlands, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2005) Emergent Technologies and Design, Digital Design: The Quest for New Paradigms [23rd eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 0-9541183-2-4] Lisbon (Portugal) 21-24 September 2005, pp. 441-447
>> Publication >> Biloria, N., Oosterhuis, K. and Aalbers, C. (2005) Design Informatics, Smart Architecture: Integration of Digital and Building Technologies [Proceedings of the 2005 Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design In Architecture / ISBN 0-9772832-0-8] Savannah (Georgia) 13-16 October 2005, pp. 226-235
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2005) Envisioning the responsive milieu, an investigation into aspects of ambient intelligence, machine symbiosis and ubiquitous computing for developing generic real-time spatial prototype, Proceedings of AEC 05, Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, ISBN:90-8559-057-4, pp. 741-751
>> Publication >> Biloria, N, Oosterhuis, K (2005) Envisioning the RESPONSIVE milieu: An investigation into aspects of ambient intelligence, human machine symbiosis and ubiquitous computing for developing a generic real-time interactive spatial prototype, CAADRIA 2005 [Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia/ ISBN 89-7141-648-3] New Delhi (India) 28-30 April 2005, vol. 1, pp. 421-432
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2005) Responsive environments, Proceedings of Hawaii International conference for arts and humanities 05, USA http://www.allconferences.com/conferences/20040223191228/
>> Publication >> Biloria, N (2004) Developing Concept Prototypes for Electronic Media Augmented Spatial Skins - An Investigation Into Biotic Processes, Material Technologies and Embedded Computation for Developing Intelligent Systemic Networks, CAADRIA 2004 [Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia / ISBN89-7141-648-3] Seoul Korea 28-30 April 2004, pp. 159-172.
>> Book publication >> Biloria, N. (2002); Design research work - TKTS 2000, AA (Architectural Association) Year Book 01 – 02, London, UK.