Cybrids – a link on the continuum between concrete objects and abstract data. The line that separates data from objects represents a continuum rather a division. Today there are situations where data and concrete objects work together to create new spatial entities, herein called ‘cybrids.’ A cybrid is a hybrid of physical and electronic spaces.

Anders, 2001

Arch-OS represents an evolution in intelligent architecture, interactive art and ubiquitous computing. An ‘Operating System’ for contemporary architecture (Arch-OS, ‘software for buildings’) has been developed to manifest the life of a building and provide artists, engineers and scientists with a unique environment for developing transdisciplinary work and new public art.

The Arch-OS experience combines a rich mix of the physical and virtual by incorporating the technology of ‘smart’ buildings into new dynamic virtual architectures.