Associate Justin Nardone was brought on board earlier this year to help develop the firm’s new R&D initiative. Justin also works with the CORE studio on projects, including Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Illinois Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. His previous employers include Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he was as part of its Black Box group, and Gehry Technology. Justin has taught courses on parametric modeling, digital fabrication and physical computing.

SKILLS & TOPICS: Justin is looking to investigate moving information back and forth between the physical and digital world. Physical computing experiments can include sensing physical data and then creating devices that will react to this information. We will have Arduinos with a variety of sensors to gather information –light, sounds, temperature, even brainwaves (yes brainwaves!). Data collection and storage can be done using a variety of techniques – processing, grasshopper / firefly and cloud databases such as Xively. There will also be a number of devices to act and react to and display data that is harvested – servo motors, RGB lighting, etc.

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