Make Alive: TedX University of Toronto Lecture by Christos Marcopoulos

NEW RELEASE : “the living, breathing, thinking, responsive buildings of the future”

the living, breathing, thinking, responsive buildings of the future
One of the more exciting realities of 21st-century life is that objects are now able – with the help of embedded technology – to sense, think, act and communicate.Very soon, every building, city and landscape component will be equipped with communicative and computational capacities: we shall be surrounded by sentient architecture.

This book documents the role of architecture in shaping this new reality in multiple research trajectories launched and guided by the authors at the University of Toronto, MIT, and the University of Hong Kong. The projects establish an interdisciplinary platform involving artists, architects, designers, scientists and engineers spanning different institutions and continents, all of whom take a technological approach to spatial problems, one deeply attuned to the dynamics of living systems. The aim is to develop from these collaborative experiments a digitally enhanced architecture that is well-equipped to handle persistent and emerging challenges in creating a healthy and sustainable environment.


London : Thames & Hudson, 2012
HongKong : Oscer Riera Ojeda Publishers, 2012

Authors : Carol Moukheiber, Rodolphe el-Khoury, Christos Marcopoulos
Managing editor : Oscar Riera Ojeda
Creative Direction by Leo Malinow
Graphic Design by Alejandra Rom

IM BLANKY presented at the Toronto Wearables Meetup


We were invited to present IM BLANKY at the Wearables Meetup, a great forum hosted by the Social Body Lab.
Organizers: Kate Hartman, Assistant Professor (OCAD) Director, Social Body Lab with Erin Lewis, Research Assistant, Toronto Wearables Meetup Coordinator.

Toronto Wearables Meetup
“The Toronto Wearables Meetup is a monthly lecture series and gathering of people interested in wearable technology, fashion, wearable electronics, soft circuits, electronic textiles, emerging materials, and other creative and innovative approaches to things that live on the body. This Meetup is a gathering for artists, fashion designers, industrial designers, textile enthusiasts, engineers, researchers, students, and anyone interested in these emerging and intersecting fields.”

more info >>

X-Stock in Full Circle Show

X-Stock is a concept for a line of clothing that uses the


Lots of press and encouraging attention for IM BLANKY!

Selected links:

“IM Blanky: soft hardware- Developed by Studio NMinusOne, this is a self modeling blanket exhibiting primitive cognitive skills.AnewsreportfromToronto… ”

Wired UK (Geoff Manaugh)
“IM Blanky: the blanket that feels: Is the cloud not fluffy enough for you? Try a blanket instead… “Wall Street Journal
“A Blanket With an I.P. Address: The IM Blanky

Farnsworth Curtain

Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos

Date: 2011

Min Woo Kim

Farnsworth Wall

Carol Moukheiber and Christos Marcopoulos

Date: 2009

Christos Marcopoulos and Carol Moukheiber with Mani Mani


IM BLANKY selected project // ACADIA 2012 Synthetic Digital Ecologies
The conference was held at CCA, California College of the Arts. (Oct. 18-21/2012)
Conference Chair: Jason Kelly Johnson (CCA, Future Cities Lab)
co-chairs: Mark Cabrinha (Cal Poly)
Kyle Steinfeld (UC Berkeley)

“The conference will highlight experimental research and projects that explore the reciprocity and synergy between bits and atoms, the digital and the physical, and between digital code and material logic. The conference will bring together designers, researchers and practitioners who engage, question and aspire to stretch these boundaries. Architects, fabricators, engineers, media artists, technologists, hackers and others in related fields of inquiry are invited to participate.”

IM BLANKY was presented in a session title “Emerging Interfaces”.
It was also shown in “WILD CARDS”, a curated and juried exhibit organized chaired by Natalie Gattegno (CCA, Future Cities Lab) and Brian Price (CCA).

Participants for the curated exhibition include: Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Faulders Studio, MATSYS, Rael/San Fratello, IwamotoScott, Kruysman | Proto, FreelandBuck, Doris Sung (DOSU) with Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter and Matthew Melnyk, Ogrydziac/Prillinger, Atelier Manferdini, Future Cities Lab, Ball-Nogues, Cabrinha-Kudless-Shook, Fletcher Studio, Oyler Wu Colaborative, Price Studio, VeeV / Raveevarn Choksombatchai.

Juried Projects include: Cutwork, Dragon Skin Pavilion, Digital Plaster, Flowing Matter, Gleaned, Green Negligee, IM BLANKY, Learning from Candela, MANTA, Plis/Replis, Spring Challenge, Sartorical Tectonics, Dynamic Support, Terri-Form, Unnatural Materials.

more on ACADIA here

Studio (n-1) Presents at The Architectural League of New York

We are honored and thrilled to be recognized by The Architectural League!
Presentation on March 09, 2012

“The Architectural League