An experimental lab that explores the design of our environment through emerging technologies in computing, interface and device culture.
Clouds have already been utilized to expand the knowledge frontiers of science, medicine, productivity and entertainment. Clouds work through scalability and vast participation. Clouds bring new understanding to old problems and allow us to pose new questions. Clouds are a new way of thinking. Our mission at the Cloud Lab is to expand the knowledge frontier of architecture and the environment by examining the applications of unique computing technologies in our urban life.
We examine the implications for big data, mass adoption and exponential growth for the ways we construct the physical and mental environment. We create and promote applications for design engineering. We promote new methods of interaction and expression within our environment.
The Cloud Lab was formed in 2010 by Mark Collins and Toru Hasegawa at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation (GSAPP).
evolving between Japan and New York. Look for upcoming dates in March 1/1/2013
The Cloud Lab is an official beta-tester of the NeuroSky BCI System. If you are a student at Columbia University and would like to work with this hardware, please email inquiry @ thecloudlab.org
The Cloud Lab administrates the Columbia GSAPP's iPhone University Program. If you are at the GSAPP and wish to develop on the iPhone, please email inquiry @ thecloudlab.org to setup an account.