La Biennale di Venezia
MAEID [Büro für Architektur & Transmediale
Kunst] Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme
Magic Queen represents a hybrid environment that incorporates
and fuses biological systems with organic materials and machines, creating an ecosystem of empathy and co-existence.
The project explores the deeper meaning of the relationship between nature, technology and living systems favoring the creation
of an ecology of non-human subjects. In this scenario, Magic Queen is conceived as built habitat that has the potential to
restore and nurture itself, redefining the role of living systems within architecture.
space is a performative soil-3d printed robotic garden that uses sensors, responsive technologies, and machine learning to
create continuous feedback between sensing, virtualizing, and induced change. The inhabitable space of Magic Queen combines
visual, auditory, olfactory, and haptic features to capture the sensual experience of this new mediated form of nature, which
evolves around and within different media and forms of representation. Nothing in Magic Queen could exist without the presence
of the other, underlining the nature of interconnectivity in biological entities. The fungal flora and the soil structure
depend on the robot to mother them, at the same time; the robot relies on their existence to move. The ambient sound is generated
through the interconnectivity and performativity of all elements, accompanied by a visual interface uncovering the otherwise
invisible stream of impact and growth.