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Wireless Power

November 15, 2006 |

Only a couple of posts ago I showed the novel uses of Electroluminescence in electrical cabling to create awareness of power use but perhaps soon the transfer of energy will become entirely invisible. US researchers have outlined a relatively simple … Read More

Kinetic Art and Architecture part 1

November 13, 2006 | | 5 Comments

I’m going to spend a couple of weeks looking at ideas around movement, in art and architecture, If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. I’m going to start with some images from early works and lead … Read More

Power Aware Cord

November 8, 2006 | | One Comment

The ‘Power Aware Cord‘ transports electrical power while simultaneously visualizing energy usage. Electricial transfer is represented through glowing pulses, flow, and intensity of light.

The Power Aware Cord was … Read More


November 7, 2006 |

Déplacements consists of 24 computer case fans forming a rectangle. Each fan is a “pixel”, its number of revolutions and the intensity of the light of its LED change according to the level of gray corresponding to the pixel of … Read More


November 3, 2006 |

While I was looking through maoworks website I noticed they’re working on a project called Sensorama with engineers ARUP, Imperial College, British Telecom and my old art school Central Saint Martins. Unfortunately no information is revealed but it reminded me … Read More

Reorient – Migrating Architectures

September 8, 2006 |

"Re:orient – migrating architectures" explores the local aspects of China ‘s global significance and increasing influence. The project seeks to forecast possibilities which are now detectable only along retail channels, but which will, in all likelihood, determine the built … Read More

Feral Robotic Dogs – Natalie Jeremijenko

August 26, 2006 |

Since I'm going Robot crazy this week, I thought I'd show another project from a while back that I really like by another one of my favourite artists, Natalie Jeremijenko .

Feral robotics is an open source robotics … Read More

Ambient Robotany – Breeze

August 24, 2006 |

Breeze is an ambient robot inhabiting the body of a willow tree. Unlike us, Breeze can visually sense and react through 360 degrees, allowing her to reach out to you and others wherever you are near. Owing to … Read More

The Mechanized Eccentric Performance Series

August 24, 2006 | | 2 Comments

Louis-Philippe Demers is a multidisciplinary artist using machines as media. He has worked on the conception and production of several large-scale interactive robotic installations, so far realizing more than 225 machines. 'In a more pronounced way than traditional … Read More

Hysterical Machines – Bill Vorn

August 23, 2006 | | One Comment

Bill Vorn is working in the field of Robotic Art since 1992. His installation projects involve robotics and motion control, sound, lighting, video and cybernetic processes. He pursues research on Artificial Life (and Death) and Agent Technologies through artistic work … Read More

TouchMe – Blendid

August 21, 2006 |

I saw TouchMe by Dutch interaction design group Blendid on wmmna a few months ago but it was a recent video taken at STRP festival in Eindhoven shown on Culturetv that caught my attention showing the vertical screen appear … Read More


August 10, 2006 | | One Comment


Another interactive kinetic sculpture from Jonathan Schipper , 2 participants are taken from the audience and buckled into the saddles on either end of the machine. The participants are then lifted into the air. Both participants are provided … Read More

Invisible Sphere – Johnathan Schipper

August 10, 2006 | | 6 Comments

A 5.5 foot diameter sphere covered with video monitors & surveillance cameras. each monitor displays a live video feed from a camera placed on the opposite side of the sphere. the sphere, created by Jonathan Schipper , … Read More

Electric Plaid – International Fashion Machines

August 3, 2006 |

IFM's Electric Plaid is a unique textile display technology and design material. It is used by IFM to create hand woven, sensuous individual artworks, interior design and architectural surfaces. Electric Plaid combines woven electronic circuits, color-change inks … Read More

Utility Fog – John Storrs Hall

July 28, 2006 | | One Comment

Imagine it is the year 2100. The population of the Earth, doubling every 30 years or so, has reached nearly 50 billion souls. The price of a comfortable single-family house on one acre in New Jersey, doubling every 10 years … Read More

Homographies – Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

July 26, 2006 | | One Comment


I saw Rafaiel Lozano-Hemmer give a talk about his exciting work to the Bartlett School of Architecture earlier this year which included a short introduction to HOMOGRAPHIES while it was still in development. Now complete it is … Read More

Implant Matrix – Philip Beesley

July 24, 2006 |

Implant Matrix by Philip Beesley is an interactive geotextile that could be used for reinforcing landscapes and buildings of the future. The matrix is capable of mechanical empathy. A network of mechanisms react to human occupants … Read More

Miles Kemp – Meta Morphic “Living” Architecture

July 20, 2006 |


Miles Kemp explored the question ‘Why can't architecture grow with us?’ for his Masters Thesis at Southern California Institute of Architecture. Inspired by the actuation of miniature robotic modules like the “Self-replicating, Self-sustaining and Adaptive Machines ” … Read More