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07/03/2011 / Objects

Back in 2010, trying to find a flat screen for his final project, Ishac Bertran found one on the trash that seemed ok. Unfortunately the VGA connector was broken but he managed to use the DV only to realise that ...
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01/03/2011 / Games, Objects

Created by Roger Ibars (2002–2011), Hard-wired devices combines game controllers and alarm clocks. Daniel puts it beautifully "frees the controller from it’s console and lets the beauty of it’s interface to sing". Each item includes manufacturer, designer, serial number, newly mapped control ...
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27/02/2011 / Objects

The inPulse was originally a BlackBerry peripheral, but now, it's a fully programmable device Bluetooth wrist computer. It's manufacturer Allerta released an SDK few week back, which lets the 52Mhz ARM7 processor and 8Kb of RAM within display whatever you'd like on ...
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21/02/2011 / Objects

Created by Kuan-Ju Wu, Giffi is a construction kit which allows children to build their own robots or kinetic sculptures. It consists of 3D printed moving parts supporting parts. Moving part include three types: rotating, linear actuating and sweeping with each part ...
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10/02/2011 / Objects, Processing

Spotify Player is the work of Jordi Parra and his degree project: a device to listen to Spotify at home. In a nutshell the objects consists of Processing sketch, Arduino and an RFID reader. Each RFID tag can be assigned to a Spotify ...
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07/02/2011 / Objects, Processing

The Dromolux MA Design Interactions project at the RCA by Ludwig Zeller addresses the possible increase in cognitive performance of future generations. This device is a speed reading trainer that flashes words at a high pace using a strobe light ...
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06/02/2011 / Objects, Processing

Currently on display at RCA as part of Design Interactions "work-in-progress" show is the Known Unknowns, a project by Steffen Fiedler and Jonas Loh that questions our relationship to randomness. The project investigates if randomness exists or if it is ...
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03/02/2011 / Objects

Developed by Jarashi Suki and the IAMAS Ubiquitous Interaction Research Group in 2009, Esper Domino is a wireless network, connected between the domino blocks allowing them to interact without physical contact. Each block, can fall over when it receives a signal from ...
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02/02/2011 / Objects

Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay's also known as Karl Adam Warrol, “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”. Battery powered Arudino board controlling servos which apply pressure to the spray can nozzles together ...
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27/01/2011 / Objects, Sound

Created at the workshop with product designer and electronic music composer Yuri Suzuki, the following objects use the seemingly trite sound of a door bell as its starting point to create and suggest alternatives to the generic sound-scapes of everyday ...
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07/01/2011 / Objects

Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation designed to reveal the materiality of computation by recontextualizing the common pixel. Composed of two hundred and twenty magnetic pixel-tiles in a darkened room, Zigelbaum + Coelho have created each pixel able to ...
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28/12/2010 / Inspiration, Objects

Whilst a large number of visual artists are focused on large scale projections, it is refreshing to see when individuals explore possibilities of small objects, something tangible, seeing what is possible and what does it all mean. Such is the work ...
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23/12/2010 / Objects, Processing

"Variations on Pi" is a limited edition of 50 unique light paintings created by Nils Völker. Each one of these paintings is based on a different range of consecutive decimal places of the number pi (3,14159... the mathematical constant which ...
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19/12/2010 / Objects

Troblion is an autonomous spherical robot that rolls in an oval partially irrigated sandbox. Following very simple programmed rules the sphere creates a variety of different motion characteristics that can be interpreted as emotions. While it is rolling, it builds ...
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16/12/2010 / c++, Objects

Dynamic Structure 29117 is the latest in the collection of kinetic structures created by Willem van Weeghel in the last year. The 29117 is a mural object with dimensions of 4.20 x 2.80 m. It consists of a white background and ...
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07/12/2010 / Objects

Created by Matt West, Collaborative Instrument is a music instrument that requires two people to play: one to control the pitch and the other to control the rhythm. Rather than attempting to engineer together mechanisms and parts of existing instruments, such ...
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03/12/2010 / Objects

Devices For Mindless Communication is a collection of projects by Gerard Rallo, a researcher, technologist, designer and a recent graduate of MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art. His work explores speculative roles of technology to interrogate ...
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29/11/2010 / Cinder, Objects

Created by Marcin Ignac, dualism plays with the idea of mixing what's real with what's virtual. Surface of a ceiling is replaced with paper constructed 3D geometry which is occupied by flying flocks of insects. Additionally every time bigger group ...
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17/11/2010 / Objects

'Seeing things from different angles, changing the perception of what we are seeing' - New Angles is an interactive installation reflecting the juxtaposition of subversive thinking and visual perception. The project was created by SuperNature, the knowed Shanghai based multi-discipline ...
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15/11/2010 / c++, Objects

Last week we posted about the new installation by David Letellier and Lab [au] for their gallery in Brussels. Now we have some great new details, supplied by Jerome Decock of Lab[au]. The installation was inspired by the notion of "tessellation", a ...
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07/11/2010 / Events, Objects

Tessel is a collaboration between David Letellier and Lab [au], a Brussels based transdisciplinary studio.The kinetic installation investigates the perception of sound and space, inspired by the notion of "tessellation", a term applied to the geometric subdivision of a surface into ...
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“feelSpace” is a research project undertaken by students at the University of Osnabrück’s Institute of Cognitive Science, supervised by Prof.Dr. Peter König. The project is based on the fascinating notion that the human brain is flexible enough to ‘learn’ a ...
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10/10/2010 / MaxMSP, Objects

Outnumbered, a brief history of imposture, 2009, is an installation that generates a moving image using a found panoramic photograph from 1936. The installation is computer-controlled and generates an aleatoric narrative using an extensive database of people who, in some ...
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07/10/2010 / Inspiration, Objects

Flutter is an interactive artwork by Dominic Harris, and produced by Cinimod Studio. Presented at this years Kinetica Art Fair, the installation explores the viewer’s encounter with a rabble of virtual butterflies.  Inspired by some ideas from the zoetrope and ...
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28/09/2010 / Objects, Processing

New project by Georg Reil and Christoph Döring (previously: Fine Collection of Curious Sound Objects) comes in the form of an object that by physical touch and deformation alters animated graphics presented on a built in LED screen. Titled "Tangible - ...
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27/09/2010 / Events, Objects

Yesterday I made my way down to see what's happening at the V&A for their Digital Design Weekend. Besides what is becoming a regular openFrameworks workshop at the V&A this time held by  hellicar & lewis there were also a ...
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12/09/2010 / Cinder, Objects, Processing, Profile

Nervous System is a small collective founded in 2007 by Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg with aim to create innovative products using physical and computer based algorithmic tools. Jessica Rosenkrantz graduated from MIT in 2005 and holds degrees in Architecture ...
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11/09/2010 / Objects

The “Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus” was designed by Julius von Bismarck & Benjamin Maus. It is a drawing machine that illustrates a never-ending story by translating words of text into patent drawings. Seven million patents — linked by over 22 million references — ...
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22/08/2010 / Inspiration, Objects

Created by Steffen Fiedler in collaboration with Ludwig Zeller and Charlotte Jarvis, We Play Bodies is a project in attempt to create "behaviouristic instruments" to transform people; physical, mental and emotional, into instruments that can be played by another individual. ...
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15/08/2010 / Objects, Processing

Created by Florian Jenett ,"One Perfect Cube" consists of three synchronized clocks that form a sign every 12 hours for exactly one second, using Processing to simulate clock multiples to avoid collisions + formulate interesting geometrical compositions. Florian writes: When working with ...
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