Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Façades: expressive, responsive, interactive

An interesting study of buildings that assume controlled electronic skins can be found at this link. Above is the model image of the project at 8941 sunset blvd in west hollywood that me and reza designed in 2005 using central electronic control to apply pixelated imagery to the LED units that are mounted on the structure that itself is performatively dynamic. (project pending budget approval)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Quantum Dots

A novel QD-molecule system is realized using metal-organic vapor-phase epitaxy growth. The dots are tunnel coupled via connected quantum wires (QWRs). The stronger tunnel coupling in this integrated QD-QWR system allows the hybridization of both electron and hole states, yielding direct-real-space excitonic molecules (see image). The structure holds promise for nanophotonic devices for quantum-information-processing applications.

Qing Zhu, K. Fredrik Karlsson, Marcin Byszewski, Alok Rudra, Emanuele Pelucchi, Zhanbing He, Eli KaponPublished Online: Jan 20 2009

Deep Sea Architecture

Mexican walking fish (Axolotl salamander)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"Love is a state in which a man sees things most decidedly as they are not"
F. Neitzche

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Letters to a young poet #1

“Things aren't all so tangible and effable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are ineffable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered, and more ineffable than all other things are works of art, those mysterious existences, whose life endures beside our own small, transitory life.”

ParisFebruary 17, 1903
Rainer Maria Rilke