We’re witnessing whirlwind progress in robotics promising driverless cars, autonomous flying vehicles, and seemingly endless other forms of intelligent kinetics to soon co-habit our built environment. Ruairi Glynn will talk about how these technologies are expanding art and architecture's aesthetics of space, form, and material, to encompass concerns of behaviour. In particular Glynn has been fascinated with an uncanny sense of life, or animacy, found - often accidentally - in the objects and spaces we design to have their own agency. Alongside sharing his own art and architecture projects, he will share work from the Interactive Architecture Lab UCL where he directs the Masters in Design for Performance & Interaction.
Ruairi Glynn is a digital artist whose work has been exhibited internationally including the Centre Pompidou Paris, the National Art Museum of China Beijing and Tate Modern London. His interactive installations reflect on rapid developments in robotic technologies examining the emerging aesthetics of animate behaviour in art, architecture and design. He is director of the Interactive Architecture Lab at the Bartlett, University College London.