This video shows an interview with Philip Beesley who is an associate professor in the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, where he creates immersive, responsive environments. His work is widely cited as a pioneer in the rapidly expanding technology of responsive architecture. His projects feature interactive kinetic systems that use dense arrays of microprocessors, sensors and actuator systems arranged within lightweight ‘textile’ structures. These environments pursue distributed emotional consciousness within synthetic and near-living systems. Beesley’s work is widely published and exhibited, and has been distinguished by awards including VIDA 11.0 and FEIDAD, and by the Prix de Rome in Architecture (Canada). He was educated in Visual Art at Queen’s University, in Technology at Humber College, and in Architecture at the University of Toronto. During the interview, Beesley explains how architecture of the future could be alive in some ways. He also discuss ‘Hylozoic Series: Sibyl’ his installation for the 18th Biennale of Sydney.