Hyperbody – First Decade of Interactive Architecture, 2012
Hyperbody is a richly illustrated publication that documents the results of more than 10 years of academic research on interactive architecture conducted by the Hyperbody design group at Delft University of Technology. The group was set up in 2000 by Prof. Kas Oosterhuis and is pioneering in the domain of computationally driven non-standard architecture, an active, component-based system that reacts to the user and his immediate environment.
The Hyperbody publication takes its title literally, as it presents the content in the form of a non-sequential hyper-structure. A network of references connects related pieces of information, and offers the reader the opportunity to instantly jump to other sections in the book.
The hyperlinks were established by proprietary software that first scanned the entire content of the book and listed the most frequent keywords for each page. A maximum of 3 words from this page-specific list is then used to find semantically related texts on other pages and create the ultimate interactive reading experience: flipping back and forth between passages of different authors, cross-checking and comparing them.
Hyperbody was selected for the Best Dutch Book Designs 2012.
programming: Michał Ejdys; published by: Jap Sam Books