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 means of manufacture in their new project 75 WATT.
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez’s ongoing exploration of digital fabrication and recent commission to produce a new work, titled Venus of Google, for Design Exquis. CAN was fortunate enough to engage him in a freewheeling conversation about the undertaking.
19th-century “disruptive” optical drawing tool updated for the 21st century by Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin. Own a piece of media archaeology.
Created with love for all things retrofuture, Ming Mecca brings a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters at your fingertips.
Vincent & Emily are two self-willed robots who are in a conflict between each other and their surroundings, designed to explore solitude of a partner relationship and their impulses.
Knock Knock is a playful calculator aimed at small children which allows calculation simply by knocking and will give back the answer using the same knocking tone.
Perception of Consequence project represents two fluid-evolving forms are placed in a reversible entropic system and simulated to resemble evolving human states and emotions.
Design studio tangent: fixes LEDs and a pump to bowl of sticky liquids, creating a brew of blinking ooze.
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 temperature of 1200C, and an added calibration module built with an optical sensor.
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 Roel Wouters. Having visited ECAL last year for end of year reviews it is one […]
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 26×15 squares, each motorised by a linear actuator with a range of 10cm. The individual control of the motion creates different three-dimensional reliefs of geometric patterns […]
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 minutes to midnight where midnight represents nuclear holocaust. The closer the clock is to midnight, […]