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 mechanical NAND gate, a Speedway PRO 1000 racer game and to keep him self busy, as instructed by students, his own digital cardboard plotter (above).
When Niklas Roy was invited to show My Little Piece of Privacy at Sherbrooke’s Media Art Biennia lÉspace [IM] Média, he decided that he had to modify it slightly. Surrounded by many abandoned shop fronts, his installation was to set up in one of them and as nobody likes to stroll in roads with empty shop windows he wanted help this retail space find a new tenant.