Machine Paintings

April 1st, 2011

In 1977/1978 Anton Perich built a painting machine, an early giant paintjet printer. Since then he’s been making these amazing Machine Painting. I really like them. You can see one of his machines in action in the video below.

found at A Shaded View on Fashion

The Stupid Orchestra

March 22nd, 2011

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

Icemelt

March 17th, 2011

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

February 2nd, 2011

Robo-Rainbow is one of Akay his “Instruments of Mass Destructions”, a.k.a. “complicated technical solutions to aide in simple acts of vandalism”.

Why Knot?

February 1st, 2011

Why Knot? is a kinetic sculpture by Seth Goldstein which continually ties and unties a necktie.

found at triangulation blog

Dynamic Structure 29117

December 17th, 2010

Dynamic Structure 29117 is the latest kinetic object by Willem van Weeghel. 32 independently moving lines generate constantly changing ordered and random structures that appear and disappear.

found at CreativeApplications

Body Drum Kit

December 14th, 2010

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

November 19th, 2010

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

November 16th, 2010

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

My little piece of Privacy

October 14th, 2010

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.


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