Brilliant. http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/bruce-yan-brand-new the logos of famous brands by inserting the cartoon characters we grew up with. So the Playboy bunny becomes a profile view of Bugs Bunny, the mermaid in the Starbucks Logo becomes Ariel, Charlie Brown is the BIC guy and so on. The twists are super clever and fun.
Imagine looking through a technologically revolutionary pair of binoculars and viewing the past or future. Simply input the date you wish to view into the keypad and select enter. Hold the binoculars as I demonstrate above and view the world around as it was, or as it will be. I spent a few days looking around East London viewing life on my street in 1922 and visited central London to see what will be happening there in the year 2045.
The future looked similar to now, busy people, road works, some more high rise buildings, video advertising was everywhere, quite a lot of bicycles, it looked like the 80′s was back in fashion, again. I did notice some young people had baseball caps where the brim appeared to be an interactive screen of some sort. Unfortunately these binoculars are only useful for viewing so I couldn’t ask any questions.
Pe Lang is a Swiss-born artist know for creating minimal kinetic artworks that control and put physical forces in action with a captivating elegance. His sculptures and installations combine hand made mechanized systems with a stringent constructive optimization in which each element can be deciphered with respect to its functionality.
„Moving objects“ generate a variety of movements deriving from the same structure.
Each „object“ consists of two identical prepared motors, facing each other and rotating in opposite directions at equal speed.
Ralf Baecker’s intriguing use of semiconductor crystals, “‘Irrational Computing’ is not supposed to ‘function’ – its aim is to search for the poetic elements on the border between ‘accuracy’ and ‘chaos’” – via triangulationblog.com
IRRATIONAL COMPUTING is an artistic test of material, esthetics and potentials of the digital. The installation is based on semiconductor crystals – the basic commodity of information technology. It consists of five interlinked modules that use the varied electrical and mechanical particularities and characteristics of crystals and minerals and, through their networking, form a kind of primitive macroscopic signal processor.
The collection is inspired by the Fractal Cosmology theory which maintains the structure of the universe to be of the fractal nature and the universe itself to be infinite in any direction. A fractal is a kind of geometric shape which can de divided into parts, each at least approximately a reduced-size semblance of the whole, or a self-similar shape. According to the theory, there is a hierarchical organization (or nesting) of matter – from the elementary particles to the clusters off galaxies, with three main levels: atomic, astral and galactic. So the central issue of Fractal Cosmology is that the universe may consist of infinite number of levels which are similar to each other but different in scale – thereby there could be no “smallest” nor “largest” scales – the whole observable universe can be enclosed inside a molecule of some larger-scale universe and at the same time an atom may contain another world with its own galaxies, stars and inhabited planets…
Models of the collection represent a variety of matter levels in the universe. All pieces’ patterns are composed of the one repeating basic element – the square divided by diagonals – an elementary particle, but each model has a different scale and number of particles involved.
“5AM is a very romantic track,” Mattos told Dezeen. “We couldn’t stop associating it with an amazing sunrise, the movement of the stars and all the planetary motion.”
The duo used all the fluids they could find in their homes and experimented with mixing them together to form the desired densities, shapes and patterns.
“We went back to study basic science and interactions between different fluids, densities and compositions,” said Mattos. “We used a lot of different stuff – so many trials that we lost count. Of course we used water, milk, food colouring, different oils. We basically took everything liquid that we had at our places, including a fancy eye make-up removal.”
Gijs Van Bon shows us Skryf, a robot he designed to write poetry on the ground with sand. At Dezeen:
Skryf consists of an adapted CNC milling machine on wheels, which van Bon controls with a laptop via a simple piece of software he developed.
“I can just type in text and it converts it to a code that the machine accepts,” he explains. “It writes letter by letter and in the four hours that I write per day it will write about 160 metres.”
What happens to the poetry?
“When you’re writing one [line of] text, another one is going away because people start walking through it,” he explains. “Once I’ve finished writing, I walk the same way back but it’s all destroyed. It’s ephemeral, it’s just for this moment and afterwards it’s left to the public and to the wind.”
Club Rothko Builder is a place on the web for creating glitchy, abstract digital art. Its creator LaTurbo Avedon is no stranger to the digital space, having opened art shows in Second Life and constructed impossible digital sculptures that look like crumpled silicon. In fact, we ran a feature her last month. In her new project, you can build, stream, share, and mod your own digital sculptures using the software, populating the web with multi-headed selfies and hot pink polygons and generally strange, beautiful, broken imagery. We care because it looks cool. But we also care because it changes art from something you look at into a collaboration between artist and audience, kind of like games.
Wired has a writeup on artist Ben Grosser’s visually stimulating project which could shift perspective on watching cinema.
When we think about machine vision, we usually think about it in a human context. We build systems that can recognize faces in our photographs or count the number of cars in a traffic jam. Rare is the computer that’s watching on its own terms. That got artist Ben Grosser wondering: Why not let a computer watch something for its own sake? What would that even look like? To find out, he programmed an artificially intelligent viewer and sent it to the movies.
Grosser let his program loose on scenes from six films, including The Matrix, American Beauty, Inception and 2001: Space Odyssey. The software “uses computer vision algorithms to ‘watch’ for areas of prominence, patterns, colors, and other aspects for each frame of the movie,” he says, identifying them as items of interest and tracking them through a sense.
Some lightweight intelligence algorithms give the computer a measure of agency, letting it pick between, say, a face, a building, a sign, or something interesting in the background. “I choose the clips themselves,” Grosser says, “but after that, the computer takes over and decides what to look at it, how long to look at it, and where it goes next.”
This is an exciting project that has been a long time coming for me. I have a previous semi-inactive project called “Cymon’s Games” that I named after this mascot character I created. Sort of a robot built from old computer parts. I’ve wanted to tackle the challenge of bringing Cymon into the real world in some way.
This first draft turned out… well it’s a draft and not a finished project because there were a number of things that didn’t work. For one the joints were too loose, which I could have forgiven, except that the body is also comically small for the head , which size was dictated by the keychain screen I’m putting in it so it will show actual images. But, yup, this isn’t going to work….
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! We also offer the MakerBot Digitizer in our store. If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!
Burton Isenstein is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the department of Contemporary Practices of The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Burtons grandfather, Morris Isenstein, was a jeweler who operated a jewelry store (Isenstein and Silver) on Roosevelt Road in Chicago in the 1940′s and 50′s eventually moving to Jewelers Row on Wabash Avenue. Burtons father (and much of his extended family) was in the printing business. Although Morris could never have imagined using a robot, nothing could be more logical than printing jewelry.
This pendant is made of multiple parts. Can be assembled easily.
Sun will rotate at the same time you rotate the outer ring. The material in movie is Gold Plated Glossy. Also available in either stainless steel (antique bronze & gold plated)
Read more. Check out the video below for the Sun and Moon pendant, as well as images of a few other jewelry projects from FORMA Laboratory below.