LEA New Media Exhibition
Focus On: Carlo Ratti
Curator: Jeremy Hight
Senior Curators: Lanfranco Aceti and Christiane Paul
LEA Editorial Assistant: Ebru Surek
Carlo Ratti’s projects in the Re-Drawing Boundaries online exhibition aims to investigate and anticipate how digital technologies are changing the way people live and their implications at the urban scale. Projects focuses on redefining the perimeters of architecture as dynamic interfaces between humans and the built environment.
In 2002 Ratti established the design office carlorattiassociati with Walter Nicolino in Torino, Italy. The office was selected at the 2004 Venice Biennale as one of the top Italian practices. In May 2007 the office presented a design for a pavilion featuring walls made of “digital water” at the entrance to the 2008 International Exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain. Their Digital Water Pavilion, chosen by TIME Magazine as one of the Best Inventions of 2007, was unveiled at its official opening on June 12, 2008, at Expo 2008. In 2004, Ratti established the MIT Senseable City Lab, an MIT research group that explores the “real-time city” by studying the increasing deployment of sensors and hand-held electronics, and their relationship to the built environment The group’s work on cities and technology was featured in an entire pavilion at the 2006 Venice Biennale In 2009 Ratti was named Queensland’s inaugural Innovator in Residence – a Queensland Government initiative that invites world renowned thinkers to bring their own unique perspective to the issues currently affecting Queenslanders.
Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), ISSN No: 1071-4391
LEA International Curatoriate:
Lanfranco Aceti & Christiane Paul (Senior Curators), Jeremy Hight (New Media Curator), Vince Dziekan (Digital Media Curator)
The Cloud: Broadcasting the climate of humanity, 2009, Carlo Ratti, Video.(All images and video material are the copyright of the artist and cannot be used or altered in any way without the express consent of the artist.)
FlyFire, 2010, Carlo Ratti, Video.(All images and video material are the copyright of the artist and cannot be used or altered in any way without the express consent of the artist.)
LEA Interview with Carlos Ratti by Jeremy Hight.