The team

 

Augmented Nature is a graduate project by designers and engineers at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. Get in touch: hi@augmentednature.co.uk

 
 

Eirini Malliaraki,

Designer, entrepreneur

 Interests include artificial and natural intelligence, culture, AI ethics, and the future of human and non-human society.

Interests include artificial and natural intelligence, culture, AI ethics, and the future of human and non-human society.

Duncan Carter

Engineer, Designer

 Interests and projects include: generative and computational design, acoustic modelling, material programming techniques, artificial animal products, cradle to cradle design and cause selection in humanitarian interventions.

Interests and projects include: generative and computational design, acoustic modelling, material programming techniques, artificial animal products, cradle to cradle design and cause selection in humanitarian interventions.

Mick Geerits

designer

 My projects are futuristic and often involve emergence, decentralised systems, bionics and post-humanism. I aim for an intriguing blend of design, philosophy, technology, speculation, feasibility and excitement!

My projects are futuristic and often involve emergence, decentralised systems, bionics and post-humanism. I aim for an intriguing blend of design, philosophy, technology, speculation, feasibility and excitement!

Arthur Gouillart

Engineer, designer

 MEng in General Engineering. Interests combine emerging arts and technologies, social norms, myths and the fringes of reality. Probing futures with criticality, I aim at revealing how technology and design shift our perspectives.

MEng in General Engineering. Interests combine emerging arts and technologies, social norms, myths and the fringes of reality. Probing futures with criticality, I aim at revealing how technology and design shift our perspectives.

 
 
 
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We would like to thank:

  • Holger Klinck, Francis Joyce, Kenneth Balcomb, Catalina Estrada, Mark Johnson, Joe Roman, Carsten Beck, Clive G. Jones, Arnaud Desbiez, Alexine Keuroghlian, Jim Darling for their feedback, scientific advice and guiding us through the fascinating worlds of ecology and biology. 
  • Dr Thrish Nanayakkara, Director of the Morphological Computation and Learning Lab at Imperial College, and our tutors Savina Torrisi, Aran Dasan, Neil Barron at the Royal College of Art for their constant support and guidance.
  • Mathilde Heu for het beautiful illustrations.
  • The Amazonian Alliance, Peter Schneider, Gabriel Barathieu, Jon Woodworth, Wade Strickland, Leonardo Merçon, Tess Linden, Lew and Marti Ligocki, Tony Brown, Shane Keena, Handel productions and the IUCN Peccary Specialist Group for kindly donating footage and photographs.
  • Panagiotis Tigkas, Petros Angelatos, Elena Falomo, Orfeo Nicolai, Jason Bruges and David Benque for their technical and design consultation.