Adam Somlai-Fischer

Adam is interaction designer and architect. He is the cofounder of Prezi.com, director of aether architecture, and senior adviser of Kitchen Budapest medialab.

An architect and interaction designer, is interested in the cultural qualities of new technologies, and to explore these he creates installations and experiments that blend spaces, technologies and interactivity. A team worker, Adam collaborates with designers, artists and engineers, where motivations are shared to create projects from conglomerates of thinking cultures.

Graduated from the Architecture + Urban Research Laboratory,
KTH, Stockholm, Adam has been teaching at the Architecture and Media technology departments at KTH, working as a guest researcher at the Smart
Studio
, Interactive Institute in Stockholm. Today besides being a guest researcher at the MOKK Media Research and holding workshops in design schools across Europe, he is directing aether architecture, an office for mediated environments.

www.aether.hu

examples from Adam's recent projects
(installations, interfaces, research made in various collaborations, before KIBU)

Reorient Migrating Architectures

An experiement shown at the 2006 Architecture Biennale in Venice, a responsive space built from thousands of hakced electronic toys, that has been party based on this handbook, and the project or its method has been / will be presented at Electrolobby at Ars 2006, ICC Tokyo, Hungarian Cultural Center in Paris, among other places. We have some good reviews, including in the Financial Times.

Aleph, reorganising vision

Made with Bengt Sjölén, a robotically controlled wall of mirrors, that uses the view it faces, with pick colors, and mix new images from hidden viewpoints. On display 2007 Summer in the gardens of Belsay Hall, UK

Adam's Blog Posts

Asia Europe Foundation - New Media Arts Policy Recommendations

Last summer we have participated at an expert's meeting in Singapore, where we have been working hard to draft recommendations for new media arts practice and education funding policies. The results have just been published:

PolicyRecommendations2008.pdf

ASEFReport2008.pdf

Doors Newsletter calls KIBU "one of Europe's livliest labs"

In the December issue of Doors of Perception newsletter we got a great review for our catalog by John Thackara. Here is the post.

We-Make-Money-Not-Art reviews our 2007 Summer Book

Our summer catalog (and the hacked gingerbread man) got reviewed on WMMNA.
A million thanks!

Pure Kitchen Data

Our second long workshop for the summer held by Agoston Nagy was a success. Some footage: http://www.kitchenbudapest.hu/en/node/232