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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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    bloom077

13/08/2012 / Objects, Other, Processing

Commissioned by the Greater London Authority as part of Wonder series that are celebrating Olympics and Paralympics, Bloom is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Designed in neon pink (the ...
    Pristitrope 01 copy

02/08/2012 / Arduino, Objects, Other

Created by Quinten Swagerman, Jasper van Loenen and Mr. Stock, the Pristitrope is a modification of the zoetrope, a pre-cinematic optical toy that shows short, looped animations. Instead of using static illustrations, Pristitrope is equipped with 18 tiny LCD screens, merging a ...
    knot(e)_ECAL_MatthieuMinguet1 copy
Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as ...
    LB_1 copy

18/07/2012 / Air, Featured, iPad, Objects

Created by Joelle Aeschlimann at ECAL, Little Boxes is a music box prototype created for the iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad in different ways. When placed the device, turning the lever generates the ...
    Words of a Middle Man 01 copy

03/07/2012 / Objects, Other

"Words of a Middle Man" is a project by Christoph Steinlehner, Lino Teuteberg and Jeremias Volker at the Univerity of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. The project includes a wireless router which analyses the communication on its own network and reinterprets it on ...
    printed hanging speaker with update card copy

28/06/2012 / Objects, Other

"In 2025, consumer electronics will no longer be the same." Purchased through the O.System they will allow each and every one of us to customise our electronic products online, adding personal touches. This is a project by Peter Krige, Alexander du ...
    Living Artefacts 09 copy

27/06/2012 / Arduino, Featured, Objects

"Living Artefacts" is a project by Stefan Schwabe, a student of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art. Stefan is exploring the subject of "natural" and "artificial" by using bacterial cellulose to harvest artefacts.
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05/06/2012 / Objects, Other

Architect and designer Neri Oxman is assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores "how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to ...
    1200x800008 copy

31/05/2012 / Objects, Other

Phototropia is part of an ongoing series on the application of smart materials in an architectural context and was realized in April 2012 by the Master of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for CAAD, supervised by Manuel Kretzer. The ...
    James Leng – Point Cloud

31/05/2012 / Arduino, Objects

Created by James Leng, Point Cloud is an attempt to re-imagine our daily interaction with weather data. Even with the modern scientific and technological developments related to weather and when we can deploy sophisticated monitoring devices to document and observe weather, our ...
    puzzle_feat_640x180

27/05/2012 / Cinder, Featured, Objects, Processing

Nervous System's trademark portfolio of generative cups, lamps and jewlery has 'grown' an unlikely new product: jigsaw puzzles. Expanding the radius of an immaculate practise isn't easy, yet partners Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have produced a perfect fit: Generative ...
    signal_to_noise_11 copy

24/05/2012 / c++, Featured, Objects, Other

'Signal To Noise' is the latest installation by LAb[au], immersing the spectator in patterns of sonic motion produced by 512 recycled mechanical split-flaps.
    Peter A Vikar 02 copy

13/05/2012 / Objects, Other, Scripts

Approxymotion and MisPortraits are two projects by Peter A Vikar currently an ESTm post-graduate studies at Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, designing material interactions with six-axis robot arms. Approxymotion is research project focusing on motion based forming while MisPortraits looks at the levels of accidentally with 6 axis robots doing ...
    KRAM_WEISSHAAR_R18_ULTRA_CHAIR_USERTEST_PHOTO_TOM_VACK copy

06/05/2012 / Events, Objects, Other

Last week in Milan visitors were invited to sit in a chair designed by Clemens Weisshaar and Reed Kram for Audi. The R18 Ultra Chair is an experimental piece of furniture that involves users from across the globe in the engineering process. An early prototype ...
    plastic5 copy

24/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other

Created by Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto, Hot Networks explores the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics.  Using custom built software called esperant.O developed by Kruysman-Proto, Hot Networks is a collaboration of five industrial robot arms, with different tools and tasks, operating as ...
    infobjects_bowl copy

11/04/2012 / Objects, Processing

InfObjects by Johannes Tsopanides is a project that uses generative design to visually describe the CO² equivalent, the energy content and price of dishes and their ingredients. Data about the product is parametrically transformed into shapes: the CO² is illustrated by ...
    TheArmyOfLuch_1_640x180_feature

09/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other, Scripts

Is there such a thing as too much luck? Boris Petrovsky's installation The Army of Luck that recently premiered at Art Karlsruhe 2012 leaves you with no less than 520 waving Maneki Neko (=lucky) cats to find out. Mounted on a ...
    faitcondition00 copy

06/04/2012 / Objects, Other, vvvv

Faith Condition by Lukas Franciszkiewicz is a project that attempts to address the understanding and applications of technology within the religions circles of current "media society". Lukas is interested in the transformation of religion and technological reproduction of the religious phenomenon of an 'out-of-body'-experience. The ...
    kit_6469_universal_50q copy

20/03/2012 / Objects

Not to be confused with a product, Free Universal Construction Kit is a disruption, not aimed at kids, but at the society -- especially pundits, say the project's authors. Free Universal Construction Kit is a matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that ...
    daisy_chain_v1_3 copy

20/03/2012 / Linux, Objects

Few days ago BREAKFAST launched Instaprint on Kickstarter. Instaprint is a location-based photo booth that turns Instagrams into physical prints. Set the device to listen for a specific hashtag and/or location and watch as it prints out all Instagrams with ...
    Invisible Airs_02 copy

05/03/2012 / Objects, Theory

Matsuko Yokokoji and Graham Harwood have been active as tactical media practitioners over the last two decades; the duo were members of Mongrel  and more recently have been working under the moniker YoHa. One of the central themes of YoHa's work is the ...
    zimoun_2012_294_motors_cork_balls_cardboard_boxes_5_640px_feat

04/03/2012 / Events, Objects, Sound

Zimoun's kinetic sound installations hardly need introduction. Ever since the immaculate documentation of his work first surfaced a couple of years ago, the Swiss artist's elegant mass assemblies of mechanical dc-motors, wires, tubes and cardboard and the complex sound textures ...
    Prismatica_1_640x180

28/02/2012 / Objects

"Prismatica is an extension of the visual and perceptual experimentations in my Enigmatica series," Kit Webster writes about his newest installation. Known for his interesting approach to projection mapping (read more about the ingenius Enigmatica series here) the Australian media ...
    transpgrenade

24/02/2012 / Featured, Objects

Provocations within The Critical Engineering Manifesto (2011) state that reliance on specific technologies are "both a challenge and a threat" and that "the exploit is the most desirable form of exposure". Julian Oliver is one of the authors of this ...
    Pyramid Cascades 02 copy

17/02/2012 / Air, Android, Objects, Sound

Created by Ostrario, "Pyramid Cascades" is a collection of 3D-objects made of polystyrene and paper, mounted on servo-motors build the projection surface for a beamer. Virtual 2D-pyramids are mapped on these real objects. Via a trackpad the user can interact with ...
    Best Friends

27/01/2012 / Objects, Other

Is post social media friendship an emotional investment of diminishing returns? It really depends who you ask. Midwest-based designer Colin Pinegar's recent BFA project Best Friends definitely calls the authenticity of ubiquitous connectivity into question, or at least adds some ...
    soundmachines_featured
The Product, a Berlin-based design studio with a focus on objects, space and interaction, was commissioned by Volkswagen to develop a set of visuals for an interactive musical performance for the premiere of the New Beetle at the 2011 IAA ...
    stilllife01 copy

20/01/2012 / c++, Objects, Other

Still Life by Scott Garner is an interactive wall piece that takes traditional still life painting and ads a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount. Years ago I had the idea of a still life painting that wasn’t so still, but ...
    body_01 copy

18/01/2012 / Objects, Other, Scripts

One Piece at a Time by Jonathan Brand is a 3D paper version of a 1969 Ford Mustang. Stuck for cash, Jonathan had to sell his Mustang to buy a diamond engagement ring. The sculpture is almost as complete as the original including ...
    lotusdome_1_640_394

11/01/2012 / Environment, Objects

The City of Lille (FR) commissioned the Rotterdam studio of media artist, architect and 2009 Dutch Design Price winner Daan Roosegaarde to build Lotus Dome (2011-2012), an upcoming living aluminum foil structure that 'blooms' in response to touch and warmth. ...
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