Today saw a lively debate at Oxford Brookes University about the influence of AI and AR in architecture with a lecture by Peter Wilder on the impact of drones, Big Data and cloud processing on the design studio. The lecture was rounded off with a demonstration of our Inspire 1 Drone in the courtyard and an afternoon of critiques on student work. With just four weeks to go until the end of the semester, some amazing work is emerging with themes that vary from mental health and well being, biomimicry, augmented reality, fractal and algorithmic design, and a human upgrade factory.
It clear that technology is influencing the design direction of many students and symbiotic relationships with nature seem to be at the forefront of student work. Im looking forward to a return visit in the next academic year!