Michael Petermann arranged around 200 historic electric household appliances like a symphony orchestra and called it The Stupid Orchestra. You can see the 35 minutes performance every hour at the MKG Hamburg till April 30th. Below you find a teaser video. I’ll go and see it in around 3 weeks, I’m looking forward to it.
found at trendbeheer
Here’s another project by Mark Beasley: Icemelt. An arduino and CRT monitor powered off of a 12v car battery. The arduino measures the voltage of the battery as it entropies and draws a corresponding ice cube on the CRT. As the battery dies the ice cube melts until the battery looses the capacity to power either device. You can watch a video of it here.
found at I like this Art
Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay his “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”.
I guess you all remember Daito Manabe his Electric Stimulus project where he stimulated his facial muscles with small electric pulses, synced to music. Daito and Masaki Teruoka developed the next step of this system. Together with myoelectric sensors, they can make music by tapping on each other’s skin. Just watch the video!
One Hundred and Eight is an interactive installation made by Nils Völker. It’s made out of ordinary garbage bags which can be selectively inflated and deflated by two cooling fans.
Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively and moving creatures which waft slowly around like a shoal. But as soon a viewer comes close it instantly reacts by drawing back and tentatively following the movements of the observer. As long as he remains in a certain area in front of the installation it dynamically reacts to the viewers motion. As soon it does no longer detect someone close it reorganizes itself after a while and gently restarts wobbling around.
found at CreativeApplications.Net
Tessel is a kinetic installation investigating the perception of sound and space made by David Letellier & Lab[au]. A 4 by 2 meters big mirror is divided into 40 triangles. Twelve of them are fitted with motors and eight triangles are equipped with audio transducers, which transform the surface into a dynamic sonic space.
found at CreativeApplications.net
Niklas Roy his workshop is located in an old storefront with a big window facing towards the street. In an attempt to create more privacy inside, he decided to install a small but smart curtain in that window. The curtain is smaller than the window, but an additional surveillance camera and an old laptop provide it with intelligence: The computer sees the pedestrians and locates them. With a motor attached, it positions the curtain exactly where the pedestrians are.