Monday, January 30, 2012

Tree Ring Turntable

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.

Artist Bartholomäus Traubeck created a machine to play cross-sections of trees like records, reading the annual rings in the wood like grooves. The mechanism uses an Arduino controller and a Playstation Eye Camera to analyze the lines present in the wood, and then a program translates the visual cues into a virtual piano instrument. In an interview on Motherboard, Traubeck says:

yes every tree produces a different composition. Sometimes it’s more obvious , sometime it’s not. The effect can be examined best by comparing different types of trees, for example fir tree sounds a lot more minimalistic and has a very abstract rhythm compared to an ash tree which is more full sounding and rhythmic and loud.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

University of Arizona scientists organizing first-ever black hole photograph

Event Horizon Telescope will combine images from 50 telescopes making a virtual telescope with a mirror that is as big as the Earth.

Protect IP/SOPA Breaks the Internet. Keep the Internet Free!

Tell Congress not to censor the internet, and favoring the entertainment industry and harming artists and other creatives. It will also hurt search engines. KEEP THE INTERNET and ART free!

Monday, January 2, 2012