Synthetic Cognition integrates computation and controls to develop interactive systems that visualize and synthesize performance behaviours. The systems integrate multi-modal monitoring and massively distributed sensor arrays employing real-time functions for sensing and learning occupant presence and actions. A curiosity-based learning algorithm (CBLA) responds to continuous feedback and occupant-feedback from test-beds. Permanent integration of empathic technologies into buildings is a long-term objective. Projects include: Sensor, Actuator and Control Systems; Human Interaction Modeling; Scripted Interaction; Autonomous Interaction and Adaptation; Experience Testing of Complex Adaptive Systems.