Jordan Geiger [Ga-Ga]
Jordan Geiger is an architect and educator whose work crosses architecture and interaction design, considering implications of human computer interaction for social and environmental issues. Geiger lectures, exhibits and publishes internationally on theoretical research and on his projects, ranging in scale and type from installation and gallery design to urban design and agricultural land use proposals.
At the University at Buffalo, he is Assistant Professor at the Center for Architecture and Situated Technologies [CAST].
His previous California-based practice, Ga-Ga, was published and and exhibited internationally. Prior to that, Geiger worked in the architectural offices of Michael Sorkin Studio and Dominique Perrault.
In addition to his current post in Buffalo, Geiger has taught architecture, urban design and advanced interdisciplinary studios and seminars at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, at UC Berkeley, and at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. He holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley
Nicholas Bruscia holds both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University at Buffalo’s dual degree program in Media Architecture Computing. His academic research culminated with a focus on several avenues as an attempt to bridge analog methods of making with physical computing. His projected entitled Allotropic Systems consists of a series of digitally networked, heat sensitive, soft rubber molds that change their shape through a reflexive process of sensing the chemical heat gain of the poured material. The poured material in its liquid state thus determines the resultant static form of the cast unit. His work and efforts have been exhibited in London at the Architectural Association (AA | FAB symposium and exhibition), Berlin (Generator X 2.0 workshop), Torino (Piemonte Share Festival), Buffalo (Beyond-In WNY), New York (Center for Architecture and D3 Natural Systems exhibition), and Minneapolis (ACADIA 2008: Silicon + Skin)..