Responsive Environments (Arduino, Firefly, Grasshopper) Workshop


"Responsive Environments" is a 2.5-day Experimental Architecture and Design Workshop, an amalgamation of Art and Technology, bridging the Digital and Physical worlds using computational design methods. The overarching theme is to understand the real-time flow of data between Virtual and Physical prototypes, with respect to creating a series of diverse digital artworks.

Using Rhinoceros ( with Grasshopper ( as a complex modelling interface, additional software plugins such as Firefly ( will convert digital geometric models to a format easily interpreted by the popular Arduino Microcontroller platform ( in order to physically actuate a desired sequence of activities. A major constituent of the complex modelling performed will be to derive influence from Organic Forms, and derive procedural models using Nature-inspired Design.