‘What we have to learn from nature is to understand it’s technology’

Rachel Armstrong

Applied scientist, innovator

About Rachel

Rachel Armstrong is Professor of Experimental Architecture at the Department of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University. She is also a 2010 Senior TED Fellow and pioneer of Black Sky Thinking, who is establishing an alternative approach to sustainability that couples with the computational properties of the natural world to develop a 21st century production platform for the built environment, which she calls ‘living’ architecture.

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Interview: Rachel Armstrong, Innovative Scientist Who Wants to Grow Architecture

The next guest in our interview series is Dr. Rachel Armstrong, interdisciplinary practitioner and sustainability innovator. Armstrong’s work uses all manners of media to engage audiences and bring them into contact with the latest advances in science and their real potential through the inventive applications of technology, to address some of the biggest problems facing the world today.

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TED Talk by Rachel Armstrong

Architecture that repairs itself?

TEDxZurich, Rachel Armstrong, About living environments

From Zero to Living Technology: Earth 2.0 Channel

Red Bull, ‘Momentum’ by Rachel Armstrong, via Styblo.TV


Posts by Rachel Armstrong

Augmented-Bodies 

Protocell Shoe Mends Itself

The self-repairing sole is a dynamic solution to an everyday problem.
Anthropomorphobia 

The NBIC Convergence: When Machines and Matter ‘Have Sex’

The Singularity, as popularized by Ray Kurtzweil, refers to a near term, theoretical time when machine intelligence greatly surpasses our own. At this point we will experience a transition in our culture…

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