The Neuramod project, funded by SNSF Div 1-3, has officially started. Hosted at the Chair of Digital Architectonics (Prof. Dr. Hovestadt, fka. CAAD) within the Institute of Technology for Architecture (ITA) and the Department of Architecture (D-ARCH) of ETH Zürich, the project will run from 2021 to 2024.
The proposed research aims at assessing a new architectural modelling approach involving both human and artificial intelligences to decode and encode meaningful architectonic articulations from generated visuo-semantic tokens and neural responses as a next generation of grammar-less modelling methods, and based on information-communication technology and cognitive sciences paradigms. By the use of multimodal, gaze-dependent brain-computer interfaces, it will progressively elaborate a technical infrastructure for human-Machine-interaction, to allow for producing and evaluating visuo-spatial and physical experiments, and to finally reflect upon a synthetic and theoretical framework for the application of such methods.