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MAEID [Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst] is an interdisciplinary practice questioning the relationship between the human, space and performativity. The work needs to be understood as a seamless interaction between computation, the material and the virtual, living systems & machines.

MAEID is led by Daniela Mitterberger and Tiziano Derme.

Within the team are operating collaborating continously different professionals and artists.

MAEID Büro für Architektur und transmediale Kunst

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2022, Future of Construction / 21. - 23. June 2022
Symposiums on Construction Robotics and Computational Design for Sustainable Construction

2022, AI Share Lab / 10. - 11. June 2022
Playing Models: Artificial Intelligence, Architecture and Storytelling

2022, CHI New Orleans / 30. April - 5. May 2022
IRoP: Augmented Interactive Design and Fabrication for On-site Robotic Plastering

2022, MRAC Workshop / 2022

2022, UCL Bartlett Bio-Integrated Design Seminar Lecture / 2022
Synchronous Gardens

2022, Degrees of Life / 23. February - 11. March 2022

2021, University of Brno School of Architecture Input Lecture / 2. December 2021
The Magic Queen: New Perspectives Between Architecture and Ecology

2021, FELT conference + E.feeder performance / 4 - 5 November 2021
Renewables Futures Conference

2021, Princess of Asturias Awards / 22 October 2021

2021, Venice Biennale Round Table "Angewandte Session" / 25. September 2021
On the Possibilities and Responsibilities of Applied Understanding Through Art and Research

2021, Seoul Biennale / 16. Septemeber - 31. October 2021
"Re-mediated Zone"

2021, MSD University of Melbourne Input Lecture / 8. July 2021
MSD at HOME and AA Visiting Schools Melbourne presents: Daniela MITTERBERGER & Tiziano DERME

2021, Werkleitz Festival / 18. June - 4. July 2021
The Eye of the Other

2021, Venice Biennale / 22. May - 31. July 2021
Magic Queen

2020, TOUCH ME Festival / 17. September - 3. October 2020

2020, Exhibition "Quarantine" at Art workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik / 9 - 13 September 2020
The Eye of the Other

2020, AA Summer School (MSD) / 6 - 16 July 2020
Digital Embodiment in Archietecture

2020, Angewandte Praxis / 24 June 2020
Alien Life: Between Brains. Bacteria, and Matter 2020

2020, Angewandte Festival / 23 - 26 June 2020

2019, [Human : Computer ] workshop and symposium / 04, 06, 07, 08.December
Computer vision, interactive systems and creative coding

2019, OU\ /ERT : Phytophilie – Chlorophobie – Savoirs Situés, Emmetrop-Transpalette Bourges / 18. October - 18. January 2020

2019, anotHER VIEWture / 5. -7. September 2019
lectures, talks, presentations

2019, Ars Electronica / 5 - 9 September 2019
Out of the Box

2019, ACADIA: Ubiquity and Autonomy / October 24-26, 2019
Soil 3D-printing

2019, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven / 19.-27.october 2019
Stone sustainable 3dprinting

2019, AUGMENT AND DISRUPT conference / 1-3 March
Speaker - IMPAKT Center for Media Culture Utrecht

2019, EMAP/EMARE / Jul.-Oct.
Emergent Media Artist - Residence at Bandit Mages Bourges(FR)

2018, ARS ELECTRONICA "Error" / 6-10 Sept.
Exhibition- Pahoehoe Beauty

2018, GLOBAL CONTROL conference / 13-15 Sept.
Speaker-RIXC,Center for New Media Culture Riga (LV)

2017, NGV Triennale Melbourne / Dec-Apr.
Exhbition/Screening-The Savage Mind

Paper presentation - Growth Based Fabrication Techniques for Bacterial Cellulose

Into the Blue


The citation I worked on is from the movie Matrix from the Wachowski sisters. (Minute 33:00)

It shows a container for a single person (Neo), to log into another reality multiplied for the whole human race and arranged on infrastructure lines. It sustains the whole body and creates a special situation of the body in one reality and the mind living in another reality, which gives information to the wired body. Into the blue is a redesign of this capsule as a living environment for 6 people multiplied as a concept for the whole city.The Matrix capsule houses a single person and is fixed to an infrastructure distribution tower. These Power plants inhabit in the movie 1218,5 persons per sqkm. There are 7 milliard persons on the world. To stack all persons in power plants it needs 793.650 towers which are occupying almost 6 milliard sqm - an area almost as big as Australia (7.617.930.000). The exospine is the reduction of this capsule. It is supporting the body in a specific position and allows the user to enter another reality by blowing up a protective skin to shelter the vulnerable body.

The log-in to another reality plays in “into the blue” an important part in the everyday live. It became as important as eating, sleeping and cooking. The inhabitants I am dealing with have one important differentiator- the time they are logged in another reality. There is the three persons long term shell, for inhabitants staying several years. There are two travelers, who are staying 2 weeks and a gamer, who just stays one hour. The by passer is a 10 minutes user. The interface between the realities is the body. The shell is a docking station to connect the body and to sustain it either by tubes and synthetic alimentation or by just including the technical elements like a compressed toilet. The interface one wears is a portable furniture or exoskeleton. The inhabitants search a specific empty shell, like a crab on a search for a new home, and connect themselves via their portable furniture to it. The shells have two elements: one solid element, where other function are included and the membrane outside the tube, where one enters into the other reality. This membrane is processional, transformable and changeable by the wish and the thoughts of the user. The top left concept model analyzes the geometry of a capsule protecting the body and sustaining it simultaneously. The bottom left sketch model studies multiple spatial situations of being under, over or in between a skin layer.


Type: Fiction Design Team: Daniela Mitterberger

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