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Objects

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03/06/2013 / Objects, Other

MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. The project is a new method of additive manufacturing that allows for creating 3D ...
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29/05/2013 / Environment, Featured, Objects

Created at the Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid ...
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27/05/2013 / Objects

In the increasing world of things where objects are no longer critically assessed based on just their aesthetic appearance and function, Cohen Van Balen address the politics of technology through the process of manufacture in their new project 75 WATT. “A labourer ...
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13/05/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing

[caption id="attachment_35166" align="alignnone" width="640"] (click for full image)[/caption] Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be ...
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08/05/2013 / Objects

The project is now on Kickstarter. Please support by pledging here. Before photography, cameras, computer vision and facial recognition, in 1807 Sir William Hyde Wollaston invented Camera Lucida - an optical aid to help artists create realistic drawings. Around that time lenses and mirrors ...
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03/05/2013 / Games, Objects

Ming Mecca combines the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console. Created with love for all things retrofuture, an ontological toy and a videogame easel, Ming Mecca brings to you fingertips a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from ...
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02/05/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler and Carolin Liebl, Vincent & Emily are two self-willed robots who are in a bizarre conflict between each other and their surroundings. The robots are designed to explore solitude of a partner relationship and their impulses. Mimicking humans, using sounds and ...
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25/04/2013 / Arduino, Kids, Objects

Created by Khalil Klouche and aimed at small children, Knock Knock is a playful calculator which allows calculation on the wood surface by knocking and will give back the answer using the same knocking tone. Components include Arduino board, contact microphones and solenoids. The device ...
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25/04/2013 / Arduino, Environment, Objects, Other

Created by Brookly based VFX and projection design studio Volvoxlabs, Perception of Consequence project represents the idea of consequence and constraints of motion set by the rules of physics. Two fluid-evolving forms are placed in a reversible entropic system and simulated to ...
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22/04/2013 / Objects

Created by tangent:, a design studio based in London and Tokyo, KIHOU (April 2013) is a bubbling brew of liquid light. Served in a small ceramic cube is a sticky translucent liquid, covered with a thin layer of black silicone ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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