SQM: The Quantified Home, (2014). Edited by Space Caviar

Note: an interesting project /book by Space Caviar about the “house” under the pressure of “multiple of forces - financial, environmental, technological, geopolitical -”, to read in the frame of I&IC. Through its title, the book obviously address the question of domesticity immersed into technologies and the monitoring of its data.

While our project is gravitating around “networked objects/spaces”, the question of their monitoring, so as the production or use of data (“pushed” into to the cloud?) immediately comes into question, of course.

In this context, we must also point out Google and Apple efforts to tap into the “quantified house” with Nest and Homekit.


Via Space Caviar


Note about “Cookbooks”

“Cookbooks” will mostly consist of (technical) tips and advises in the form of “recipes” dedicated to designers, student-researchers and/or makers.

The main purpose of these guidelines will be to help the design community gain access to open cloud technologies and grasp the tools, so to develop their own projects. We’ll select a few of these technologies during our project and try to share what we’ll learn.

“Recipes” will also consist in descriptions about the ways to use libraries, APIs and/or other artifacts that will be developed or used in the context of this research project.



Any desire to build your own dome in the manner of Buckminster Fuller and start your commune? A “Dome Cookbook” in DIY mode by Steve Baer, directly coming out from the Drop City experience, Trinidad USA, 1969.


So to say, we simply envision the I&IC “Cookbooks” as an “Access to tools“ and as an obvious tribute to these historical references, so as the ones who followed.

It could lead to some kind of manual of best “open procedures” at the end of the research, or to some kind of kit.

I&IC – Preliminary and then edited Bibliography, Webography

Note: this is the bibliography that helped us set up the research project, taken out from the I&IC -Preliminary Intentions document. We’ll certainly complete it along the way so as possibly document in more details some of the most important resources later (i.e. Clog, 2012). This means that this list might change along the way for our own cross posts references.


Bibliography, Webography

Augé, M. (1992). Non-lieux, introduction à une anthropologie de la surmodernité, Le Seuil.

Bar, F. Pisani, F., & Weber, M. (2007). Mobile technology appropriation in a distant mirror: baroque infiltration, creolization and cannibalism. Prepared for discussion at Seminario sobre Desarrollo Económico, Desarrollo Social y Comunicaciones Móviles en América Latina. Convened by Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires, April 20–21, 2007.

Banham, R. (1984). The architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment, The University of Chicago Press.

Bathia, N. & al. (2013). Bracket [goes soft], Actar.

Blum, A. (2012). Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.

Bourriaud, N. (2009). Radicant, pour une esthétique de la globalisation, Denoël.

Branzi, A (2006). No-Stop City: Archizoom Associati, HYX.

Bratton, H.B. (2016). The Stack, On Software and Sovereignty, MIT Press.

CLOG, (2012). Data Space, Clog online.

Divers (2002). Living in Motion, Design und Architektur für flexibles Wohnen, Vitra Design Museum.

Donaghy, R. (2011). Co-opting the Cloud: An Architectural Hack of Data Infrastructure. Graduate thesis work.

Glissant, E. (1990). Poétique de la relation. (Poétique III), Paris: Gallimard.

Himmelsbach, S. & Mareis, C. (2015). Poetics and Politics of Data. The Ambivalence of Life in a Data-Driven Society. Christoph Merian Verlag.

Hu, T.-H. (2015). A Prehistory of The Cloud, MIT Press.

Léchot-Hirt, L. (2010). Recherche-création en design. Modèles pour une pratique expérimentale. Genève: Métis Presses.

Mejias, U. A. (2013), Off the Network, Disrupting the Digital World. University of Minnesota Press.

Open Compute Project/Facebook. (2012). Deploying OCP Hardware in a Collocated Facility.

Rifkin, J. (2012). La troisième révolution industrielle. Comment le pouvoir latéral va transformer l’énergie, l’économie et le monde, Les liens qui libèrent.

Serres, M. (2011). Habiter, Le Pommier.

Shepard, M. (2011), Sentient City: Ubiquitous Computing, Architecture, and the Future of Urban Space, MIT Press.

Ulrberger, A. (2013). Habiter les aéroports, Paradoxe d’une nouvelle urbanité. Métis Presses.

Varnelis, K. (2009). The Infrastructural City: Networked Ecologies in Los Angeles. Actar.

Varnelis, K. (2007). ETHER : One Wilshire, In Sumrell, R. & Varnelis, K., Blue Monday: Stories of Absurd Realities and Natural Philosophies, Actar, pp.48-89.

Weiser, M. (1991). The Computer for the 21st Century. Scientific American, vol. 265, no. 3, pp. 66–75.