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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

226 pages of conversation, research, opinion, analysis. Step into artists' studios and workshops to discover the faces, personalities, and processes behind important work. Learn more!

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    ECAL_FireWriter_Lucien_Langton_0002_Layer 5 copy

05/04/2013 / Arduino, Objects, Processing

Created by Lucien Langton at ECAL, FireWriter is a graphic butane/propane torch printer built with Processing & Arduino. The hardware consists of a hacked inkjet printer controlled with an Arduino Uno, a Dremel torch loaded with a butane/propane mix that burns up to a ...
    ECAL_workshop_yuri_suzuki_0006_Layer 4 copy

05/04/2013 / Events, Objects, Sound

In November last year ECAL University of art and design Lausanne in Switzerland was the host to two very interesting workshops aimed at their Media & Interaction and  Industrial Design students. One workshop was led by Yuri Suzuki and the other by ...
    m0za1que_RGB-illumination-16 copy

03/04/2013 / c++, Objects

Created by LAb[au], Moza1que (French word for mosaic) is a permanent artwork for ‘La Maison Mécatronique’ in Annecy-Le-Vieux, France.  The main wall of the entrance hall 3.4m x 6m is divided in 26x15 squares, each motorised by a linear actuator with a range ...
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13/03/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Tom Schofield, Neurotic Armageddon Indicator (NAI) is an installation artwork which visualises the ‘Doomsday Clock’, a symbolic clock maintained by an academic journal since 1947, ‘The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’. The Doomsday Clock represents the proximity to armageddon expressed as ...
    exTouch-pic copy

08/03/2013 / Arduino, Objects, openFrameworks

Created at the Tangible Media Group at the MIT in collaboration with Sony Corporation, exTouch creates Spatially-Aware Embodied Manipulation of Actuated Objects Mediated by Augmented Reality. In other words exTouch is an interface system that allows you to manipulate actuated objects in space using augmented ...
    DRM_Chair_05 copy

28/02/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by ECAL's past and present students, DRM Chair provides a limited number of use before it self-destructs. A small sensor detects when someone sits and decrements a counter. Every time someone stands up, the chair knocks a number of time ...
    plotter_total_hires copy

22/02/2013 / Objects

Last week Niklas Roy tought the electronic media class at the School of Art and Design Offenbach. He proposed the students to build computers out of cardboard, not knowing at all where this will lead to. Results included an information distribution knot, a ...
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

30/01/2013 / Objects, openFrameworks

Created in collaboration with Damian Stewart, LIA's project Rain (2012) is currently on show as part of the exhibition medien.kunst.sammeln at Kunsthaus Graz.  It is a fully self-contained wood+aluminium enclosure to exhibit Lia's interactive generative software artwork. Lia would normally use a projector, a ...
    pe_lang_804_01 copy

18/01/2013 / Objects

Moving objects | nº 804 is a new installation by Pe Lang, exploring the contrasts of order and chaos. In 804 cords are spun and pulled apart as the machine pans from left to right slowly revealing order on one side ...
    Cloud Machine

11/01/2013 / Objects

While airship construction is not generally within the purview of media artists, a recent project by Karolina Sobecka makes a compelling case for floating personalized weather modification devices up towards the stratosphere. The Cloud Machine is a composite weather balloon ...
    CrayonCreatures_mermaid_021 copy

10/01/2013 / Kids, Objects

Created by Bernat Cuni, Crayon Creatures is a service to turn children’s drawings into figurines, designer objects to decorate your home or office. You send an image, get a sculpture back, printed by Shapeways. Bernat inflates the drawing like a balloon, defines the contour lines, create a ...
    pinokio_animatronic_lamp_04 copy
Created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, Animatronic Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV, the Lamp is given an ability to be aware of its environment, ...
    vestalia_06 copy

27/11/2012 / Arduino, Objects

Some projects come unnoticed but they deserve to be in the CAN archive. Created by Stefan Schwabe sometime last year, Vestalia is an automated candle light which runs in an enclosed environment under a bell jar. The candle can be ignited and extinguished by a switch. ...
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07/11/2012 / Objects

Created by Emmanuel Le Cerf, BILL is a simple paper bill, one piece of material supposed designed to last the long-term, which gets turned into a never ending animation. Originally white, this paper becomes blue when touched by heat. If over-exposed ...
    BrightEyes_Back copy

02/11/2012 / Arduino, Objects

Our friends at Technology Will Save Us have just launched a Kickstarter for "Bright Eyes", their new DIY kit that inspires people to learn programming and look cool while doing it - Glasses with 174 LEDs! It is a pair of ...
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18/10/2012 / Objects, Other

Created by Niklas Roy, “Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine” is a rope and pulley mechanism, installed in the staircase of the WRO Art Center in Wroclaw, Poland. The mechanism connects the sliding doors of the elevator in one floor with the elevator call ...
    printedoptics-lightpipes-chess copy

02/10/2012 / Objects

Developed at the Disney Research labs, Printed Optics is a new approach of creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive ...
    Voice-Array-1-640x412

28/09/2012 / Events, Objects, Review

Rafeal Lozano-Hemmer is largely known for his large scale installations that invite audience participation. An extension of this participation is also how he takes elements of physical interaction and gives them digital or technological corollaries. His latest show at Bitforms ...
    emoto_installation_10 copy

21/09/2012 / Objects, Other, Processing

Back in July, Studio NAND with Moritz Stefaner and Drew Hemment created emoto, an online web application that captured and visualised the excitement around the Olympic Games in London. The project moved from real-time (see our post) to ”Archive” data sculpture which is now on display at ...
    McLaren_p12_teaser_01 copy
McLaren approached MarshmallowLaserFeast for a teaser for the launch of their new car, the P12. Initially the job revolved around projection mapping, to project on (a model of) the car, something the MLF team wanted to avoid. Working directly with the ...
    smr-001 copy

17/09/2012 / Objects, Processing, Sound

Created by Dennis P Paul, An Instrument for the Sonification of Everday Things is a "serious musical instrument" which rotates everyday things, scans their surfaces, and transforms them into audible frequencies.
    Skube_tangible_interface_to_lastfm_spotify_01 copy

17/09/2012 / Arduino, MaxMSP, Objects, Sound

Created by Andrew Nip, Ruben van de Vleuten, Malthe Borch, and Andrew Spitz, Skube is a music player that allows you to discover and share music by physically interacting with custom designed cubes which act as an interface to Last.fm and ...
    Denki Puzzle_06 copy

14/09/2012 / Objects, Other

Now on display at the Design Museum in London as a part of the "designers in residence program", is the 'Denki Puzzle' created by japanese designer Yuri Suzuki and Technology Will Save Us. Using a kit of bespoke printed circuit board (PCB) components, ...
    IMG_20431 copy

12/09/2012 / Objects, Other

Affordable hardware has it's benefits and problems. As cheap electronics become widespread and more available, we become less protective of them. No longer we purchase cases or try to protect them. Kindle, costing mere $7o  is one of those devices, your ...
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06/09/2012 / Objects, Other

Created by Tauba Auerbach is the 8 x 8 x 8-inch hard-back book illustrating the RGB gradient in a page-by-page format. Using a digital offset print on paper with airbrushed cloth cover, the book shows the full gradient of blue ...
    BlissBomb_Stimulant_Sifteo_04 copy

31/08/2012 / Objects, Other

When Sifteo Cubes launched back in 2011, Stimulant created an application LoopLoop for which they shared two 2012 Interaction Design Awards with Sifteo. When asked if they would like to play with some next-generation hardware, they couldn't resist. The result is BlissBomb, an ...
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28/08/2012 / Arduino, Javascript, Objects

Created by Waldek Węgrzyn at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, "Electrolibrary" is a project that connects a custom made paper book to the computer, so it can be used as an an interface. The book can be browsed as ...
    Above-The-Cloud_01 copy

22/08/2012 / Featured, Objects, WebApp

Created by Boris Meister at ECAL, Above the Cloud is an atlas about social networks archeology, death and digital marks left in distress on the internet. Boris attempts to present the complex subject and, above all, explain it by creating an object - book, ...
    Novel Hispital Toys 02 copy

21/08/2012 / Kids, Objects

Technology has a strange way of propagating itself into everyday life. Science, technology and biology all play a role in making human life last longer and the person who will live more than 150 years has already been born (ref). Children ...
    SONY DSC

17/08/2012 / Objects, Other

Created by Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima, Colloidal Display is a peculiar projection screen that combines a mixture of two colloidal liquids to create a three dimensional membrane. A standard projector is directed at the bubble creates an image, which appears to be ...
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