I'm a third year Master of Architecture student at MIT and I'm curious about the "other things" that do not normally belong in the conventional architectural education.
I read Architecture during my undergraduate years at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University. Prior to coming to MIT, I worked for two years at a young and upcoming architecture firm, Foster Lomas Architects in London.
I'm on that journey to find my unknown design passions, and I'm in this class, primarily, to learn about electronic design, i.e. sensors, making circuit-boards, and applied user-interface. The reasons are twofold: First, I am interested in pursuing my interest in making products or objects which can interact with people and the environment. Second, I believe that the interactive or performative aspects of architecture can operate to challenge the norms of our design methodologies, which tends to move in a linear fashion, that in turn, hopefully, will also advance our society.
These projects won't be beautiful, but hopefully I'll learn lot and be inspired to come up with some interesting results. Wish me luck!
Say hi to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org