2018 March

Dana speaks at the CMUThink Pittsburgh event themed around Greening the Urban Environment. This Alumni Association University event introduces CMU’s innovative research and technology that could lead to healthier cities.

2018 March

Epiphyte Lab has been recognized as the Next Progressive design practice by ARCHITECT, The Journal of American Institute of Architects. Learn more about Epiphyte Lab’s design work in the interview with Dana.

2018 March

Dana presents Senyai: Vaulted Acoustics project at the Building Behaviors panel, 106th Annual Meeting ACSA, Denver, CO.


| Miller Gallery at CMU | Fall 2017 |

| Design Research | Exhibition and Symposium |

Computation is typically a prompt to the illusion of determinacy. This set was designed for the exhibition DESIGNING THE COMPUTATIONAL IMAGE / IMAGINING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN, curated by Daniel Cardoso Llach. The work plays with the indeterminate expression of a singular computational code. The three individual objects, originating from the same base code, manifest a variety of effects. Through representational form, code becomes ambiguous, overwritten by the expression of each singular identity. The topographical flow (003.1) is color-coded according to the sequence and numerical value of each curve. It creates its own aesthetics of informational uncertainty. The dual image of flooded landscapes (003.2) is framed as a painterly set, objectifying the data through use of line, scale and color layering. In addition to its analytical value and the geographical accuracy embedded in the code, it becomes a portrait of a landscape. The thermochromic effects of the electromechanically induced concrete cast (003.03) play with the use of human physiology and affect as an activation of change in material character. Interactivity between this Sentient Object and perception explores the division between humans and their environment.

Designing The Computational Image Exhibition
Computational Design: Practices, Histories, Infrastructures Symposium
Creative Applications Network Review

| 003.01_FLOW DURATION | AUTHOR: Dana Cupkova | DESIGN and PRODUCTION TEAM: Maranatha Dawkins, Collen Clifford | 003.02_LANDSCAPE PORTRAIT | DESIGN and PRODUCTION TEAM: Collen Clifford, Thomas Sterling | 003.03_SENTIENT OBJECT| AUTHOR: Dana Cupkova + Daragh Byrne | DESIGN and PRODUCTION TEAM: Dan Cascaval Josh Gy Kim, Ammani Nair |