Architectural Association


Communication+ Media Studies

High Pass Exhibition / 2021

High Pass Exhibition / 2020

︎ 2020 Prizes 
︎ 2020 Gallery
︎ 2020 High Pass List

︎ 1st Year
︎ 2nd Year

‘The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.’
(McLuhan, 1954)

Nour Ghosn

Tactile Technology

With Thomas Parker

(Semester Visiting Student)


The phenomenon of the physical world, nature, is a dynamic and ever-changing element. Mimicking such a spectacle can come in many forms. The use of clay, as a fine-grained material, can be moulded and shaped acting as a gauge profile in order to capture the detailed surfaces of an analogy of elements within nature. Once set, digital tools come into play in which one can compare the notion of nature versus hands-on model making to see the imperfect parallel. How accurate can the combination of both notions be?

Course description
Tactile Technology
With Thomas Parker

Tactile technology focuses on creating a dialogue between the analogue tools used to represent and communicate our surroundings and their technological counterparts in contemporary high precision 3D scanning. Focusing this year on the digital/analogue doppelganger as an active place of experimentation, we will seek to create complex compositions between different data sets to form hybrid objects with their own unique aesthetic languages.