Wittrig, a.k.a. “Fire Pit Rick,” is a Tennessee-based metalworker raised in a small Mennonite community, where he learned to work materials by hand. After purchasing a retail fire pit that fell apart and set his lawn on fire, Wittrig set about building his own, more solid versions, which quickly became popular enough to sell.
What would your obituary look like if internet would decide? Datagården explores this question with obituaries based on real information from the internet. It also has fictional information in order to speculate about future potentials, for when it’s time for you to go.
Datagården works on any television, using Text-tv and a normal remote control. Text-tv is one of the largest mass media of Sweden, with two million viewers everyday. It’s short and reliable information presents a refreshing alternative to the spam freedom of the www.
When “Text and Commentary” debuted in 1977 at the Leo Castelli Gallery, Jeff Perrone of Artforum described the installation’s systematic approach: “Process was reduced to a small set of actions repeated in space (repeated diamond designs in each hanging, and on each screen) and time (repeated in the work in the loom and repeated on the tape). The patterns in drawing, in making, in editing, in form and design—all converged little by little, after close scrutiny, creating a unified work which reflected a larger reach of human time¬— from primitive loom to modern video”.
Composed from a 1.1 meter diameter balloon, ‘fluff’, the interactive lighting system by japanese design studio tangent is a floating luminous body that creates dramatic spatial environments. the installation changes the color and rhythm of its light according to sound and video screens. With the concept, the lucent bodies lift from the walls like floating particles of air, emitting an illuminating presence from inside the space. The surroundings are filled with light instead of rather than being lit up from the surface – achieving a new experience that immerses the user into visual choreography.
Internal LED react to music and video internally, creating glowing orbs that seem to dance to the music around them:
Moritz Waldemeyer’s latest project for Ingo Maurer is a parabolic mirror that reflects digital flames from its hexagonal surfaces. A custom made LED display is placed in the mirror’s focal point, from where the light is reflected and multiplied into dozens of digital flames. The resulting effect resembles the facets of a diamond, but one that is inverted, concave instead of convex. This jewel-like beauty combines the quaint charm of candlelight with futuristic feel of intricate geometric lines. A second light source uses the parabolic geometry to create a pool of white light below the fixture without ever interfering with the magic of the faceted flames.
BIT.CODE plays with the re-encoding of information and the recognizability of signs. It works with the infinite possibilities for combination of a finite number of bits, the smallest units of information.
The bits appear as black and white elements on the individual segments of the string. Each string is coded with the same bit pattern, which is reminiscent of Morse code. If the strings are moved in parallel, words seemingly appear (for a certain period of time) from ‘out of nowhere’ and disappear again. The perceived information causes a short opportunity for pause, a moment of serenity, of clarity – before the incessant flow of constellations, motions and changes starts anew.
Screens as they exist today are flat, 2D and rigid; even the 3D displays we have today are not true 3D – they are optical illusions. We created a 2.5D display that is shape changing with the help of actuators, depth cameras, projector and a silicone screen. ‘Obake’ (o-baa-keh) as we lovingly call it, imagines how we would interact with elastic display. We could literally pinch and pull them!
Create mountains by pulling them out of the screen, draw rivers with your fingers, elevate an entire terrain to see a cut section view. Make your data come alive. The video shows our working prototype.
Hardware built with – Wood, linear actuators, liquid rubber casted into a screen, Kinect, Projector
Software written in – openFrameworks
with Rob Hemsley
thanks Hiroshi ISHII, Rahul Budhiraja
One of the consequences of these graph is that if the real name of the sender of a single transaction belonging to the entity is identified, then Satoshi mystery identity will be revealed. I bet that this will happen in the days following this post.
This is a really interesting post, while Bitcoin is a fun thing to think about, the mystery of the creator has the makings of an epic story. It sounds like, very soon we’ll know. Satoshi Nakamoto is like the Banksy of currency, we hope Bitcoin is a giant art project.
In their performance, The Itagaki Interface, Daniele Hopkins and Kyle Duffield use their own bodies to challenge exaggerated representations of the human body in the fighting game, Dead or Alive, by Tomonobu Itakagi. The game features hyper-feminized and hyper-masculinized bodies in one-on-one combat.
In the performance, the artists wear modified Playstation controllers on their chests, essentially acting as human game controllers. The audience is confronted with the challenge of having to play one another in the game, by manipulating the controllers worn by the artists. This piece is a hybridization of 70′s body-centric performance art and new media interactive performance, challenging us all to consider the ways in which our bodies are represented in interactive media, and highlighting individual choices and motives behind avatar selection and interaction.
The São Paulo/London based Studio Swine, made up of azusa murakami and alexander groves, has produced this furniture and light fixture collection from recycled and found objects in and around São Paulo, Brazil via designboom:
Taking its name from where it has been designed and made, the ‘são paulo collection’ by Studio Swine employs waste materials found in brazil’s largest city, transforming it into design objects. known as the ‘aluminium capital’ because it collects and recycles more cans than anywhere else in the world, the UK and brazil-based duo of azusa murakami and alexander groves have harnessed the potential of the scrap metal material surplus through means of sandcasting to create the legs of their ‘cactus coffee table’, as well as the abstracted palm pattern seen in their ‘lounge chair’.
In this episode of SHANKS FX we have some fun with the wonderful weirdness of “Magnetic Putty”.
We used this Putty to create a lot of the Black Hole sequences in our film SCI-FLY.
We now take a 2nd run at experimenting with this “strange matter” to see what new images & sequences can be achieved!!!