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exTouch – Manipulation of actuated objects by Augmented Reality

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 reality. The “exTouch” system extends the users touchscreen interactions into the real world by enabling […]

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Moving objects | nº 804 by Pe Lang

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 and chaos on the other. “Pe Lang’s kinetic objects obey a stringent constructive optimization in […]

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The Cloud Machine – A Personalized Weather Modification Prototype

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 and rudimentary cloud seeding apparatus that can create small clouds and make subtle alterations to […]

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Crayon Creatures – Children’s drawings printed as 3D 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 plane where he projects the drawing as a texture, then it is extrudes and […]

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Vestalia – Candle light that can be ignited and extinguished by a switch

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. This is achieved by air that circulates using fans, while smoke gets filtered and blown away. “Vestalia illustrates the […]

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Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine by Niklas Roy

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 button on another floor. Operating in two directions on the first and on the second […]