University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
critic: jason YOUNG, perry KULPER, thomas MORAN
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
jon BAILEY: Increasing infatuations with technology and biology have created a society of biophilia and technophilia, where these ideaologies have seeped into nearly every facet of human existence. With architecture dependently bound to the technologies of human creation, as we are able to manipulate biological matter at the unit of the molecule, simulate complex biological systems and synthesize DNA our habitat shall too become more bionic.
The posthuman landscape becomes an interwoven meshwork of genetically manipulated biological growth and technological apparatus aimed at reconnecting to the human physiological matrix.
Biophilia : Technophilia envisions an autonomously printed scaffolding system that grows into the city creating a bionic infrastructural network of physiologically responsive interfaces and augmented atmospherics.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
jB: Neoplasmatic and the infiltration of biological precedent into technological innovation.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
jB: reading: Delanda, A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History; Kevin Kelly, Out of Control/What Technology Wants; Andy Clark, Natural Born Cyborgs
Ratatat, Crystal Castles
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
jB: Marcos Cruz, Bartlett Unit 20, Phillip Beasley, Francois Roche, Steve Pike