Self Aware Network

Felix E. Klee

DesignInspire - Dec 2019


Location: Verandah S4C, Staunton Block A

The Self Aware Network (SAN) is an experiment about the future of architecture. An architectural structure is no longer passive. It has a nervous system, interacts with its environment, and gains self-awareness. With the information gathered, it can even adjust its structure to meet the needs of the people.

This installation consists of two parts, the construction area and the control panel. In the construction area, the participant builds geodesic structures using bamboo canes (edges) and coconuts (nodes); at the same time, the nodes communicate electronically with each other with the control panel, which is operated by another participant. The two sides work together collaboratively. A beautiful soundscape is created. People dance.


Felix E. Klee

Felix E. Klee has an academic background in architecture and physics, allowing him to investigate collaborative construction systems that bridge the real and the virtual. His notable works include The Reality Builder and The BlockToy series. He is a partner of the art production company Rieger & Klee GbR, which creates light sculptures. He also curated the MetaMatter, a laboratory of research and practice focused on the transformations of matter in Berlin.

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