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Alex Haw
Director, atmos

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Alex Haw is an architect and artist operating at the intersection of design, research, art and the urban environment. He runs atmos, a collaborative experimental practice which produces a range of architecture and events including private and public buildings and spaces, videos, installations and larger public commissions. Projects include Sunlands (the transposition of realtime solar data to the waters of Canary Wharf), Hurry Up Please It’s TIME (an interactive bar projection), LightFall (a responsive cascade of light through the canyons of Cutty Sark’s DLR station), SpacePro (an interactive body-tracking laser installation, SeeCTV (an installation for dancing to CCTV), Beammobile (a kinetic mobile arts facility), a listed tree-house and a disappearing kitchen. LightHive, a 3d-cctv transmutation of everyone in the Architectural Association into light, was highly commended at both the FX and Lighting Design awards; Work/Space/Ply/Time, a CNC-plywood rapid-assembly pavilion, won the Urbantine competition and is currently touring China with British Council funding. Alex studied at the Bartlett and Princeton on a Fulbright, and has taught design studios at the Architectural Association, Cambridge University and TU Vienna. He has written for AAFiles, Blueprint (for whom a recent illustrated article has been nominated for a D&AD award), Contemporary, Building Design and the Architect’s Journal, with career profiles in Blueprint, Dwell and *Surface magazines.

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Alex Haw (atmos), Mark Simpkins (geeKyoto)
The UK is riddled with the most CCTV in the world, yet no one knows where it all is. Camscape rectifies this by facilitating accurate user-generated maps of every corner of the country, ultimately producing faithful 3D landscapes of the state of surveillant vision. Extensive mapping is encouraged through a competitive online gaming environment where social networks win "points per pixel."
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