Marcos Novak is an architect, artist, composer, and theorist who employ algorithmic techniques to design actual, virtual and hybrid intelligent environments. The self-described trans-architect is seeking to expand the definition of architecture by including electronic space, and originated the concept of liquid architectures in cyberspace and the study of a dematerialized architecture for the new, virtual public domain, the immersive virtual worlds.
Marcos is also a professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design at UCLA, he is the founding director of the
Laboratory for Immersive Virtual Environments and the Advanced Design Research Program at the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Fellow of the World Technology Network; and his (many) writings which combine architecture, music, art, computation, science, and/or technology include the seminal paper Liquid Architectures in Cyberspace (1991), transArchitecture: Against the Collapsing Radius of Fiction, and Transmitting Architecture: The transPhysical City (1996).
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Lorraine Farrelly qualified as an architect in 1999. She worked professionally as architect and interior designer in London and in practices across Hampshire. Her research interests include a multi-disciplinary approach to architecture at various scales, through understanding ideas of interior detail to urban concepts. She has run degree and Masters in Architecture courses and led the Masters in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth. She has written undergraduate and housing proposals for European sites and competitions in Dublin, Paris, Amsterdam, Vienna, Venice, Rotterdam, London, Dublin and also on regional sites in the UK considering new town and regeneration projects.
She has written books across a range of subjects from Representation and Drawing, Urban investigation and analysis to Materials and Interior space. I work with the RIBA to regularly Chair validation of Schools of Architecture in the UK and internationally. Lorraine is external examiner at Schools across the UK, currently external examiner at Robert Gordon University and Bath University.
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Daniel Pletinckx was trained as a civil engineer, with specialisation in information technology. He gained extensive experience in system design, quality assurance, digital image processing and synthesis, 3D and virtual reality through a career of 15 years in private industry.
Currently, Daniel Pletinckx is director of Visual Dimension bvba, a SME dealing with architecture and ICT based innovation in cultural heritage, urbanism and tourism. Visual Dimension specialises in new, efficient ways for creation of and interaction with 3D buildings, landscapes and objects. The company has been active in European projects, such as the European Network of Excellence V-MusT.net that focuses on virtual and digital museums, and 3D-ICONS that provided 3D content of World Heritage monuments and sites through http://www.europeana.eu/portal/en. It also has created and interactive landscape visualisations and educational resources for green energy projects.
See some 3D reconstructions of historical buildings, landscapes and objects by Visual Dimension at https://enameabbey.wordpress.com/
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