Monday, September 24, 2012
The Water Truck Project: Interesting merger of two concepts - 3d printing a...: Interesting merger of two concepts - 3d printing and emergency housing. I am not sure I buy it... seems to me that this is another version ...
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
BOINC OPEN SOURCE INFORMATION
BOINC is an open-source software platform for computing using volunteered resources. It is really cool information and visual maps of real informations about thousands of information form around our Earth as well as form the farthest reaches of space we can compute.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Super epic video piece by Guido van der Werve, on display at the Sonic Acts festival and exhibition in Amsterdamn. I can't find a video of it online, but having seen a bit of it curtesy of a professor, it is 24 hours of the artist standing in place in the Arctic as the sun and clouds pass overhead. Standing on the axis of the planet, the world spins around him. Here are some cool making-of pics.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Ethereal Sound Sculptures by artist Craig Colorusso.The Sun Boxes play a prerecorded sound file, modulted by the specifics of the sun ray/heat received by the attached solar panels. Colorusso says:
"The coolest reaction, is when people say Sun Boxes have altered the space. The piece allows space to slow down and see all the things that unfold over time. The volume is loud enough to engulf the participants but with enough space to allow for ambient sounds of the landscape to enter the mix. Traffic, bird sounds, wind, dogs barking, people talking even an ambulance, all these things are presented in a musical context with Sun Boxes.
The idea has also taken the form of a vinyl release and an app that makes shifting soundscapes with networked smart phones.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
A shantytown of houses that can be played as instruments. Built by a group of artists (including the wheat-pasting Swoon from Brooklyn) in New Orleans, The Music Box: A Shantytown Sound Laboratory is full of all kinds of cool music gadgets, and seems very open to growth with other artists and the audience.