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Joe Gilbertson and Art+Com

April 8, 2009 | | 2 Comments

About once every couple of months one of my students sends me a video of ART+COM‘s mechatronic installation, made up of 714 metal balls for the BMW museum. ART+COM describe it as “a spatial translation of a design process. … Read More


April 23, 2008 | | One Comment

Here are a number videos of installations and sculptures on the theme of artificial life which won awards at VIDA last year. Via wmmna

Mission eternity sarcophagus

Etoy.corporation launched the Mission Eternity Project in 2005, foregrounding on the … Read More

Insect Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems

April 14, 2008 | | 2 Comments

The Hybrid Insect Micro Electro Mechanical Systems project aims to create literal shutterbugs – camera-toting insects whose nerves have grown into their internal silicon chip so that wranglers can control their activities. DARPA researchers are also raising cyborg beetles … Read More

Troika – Cloud

January 26, 2008 | | 6 Comments

This seems to have spread all over the design and architecture blogs. Cloud by Troika is a beautiful object and really superb piece of engineering, especially with its mix of high tech digital control and nostalgic low tech actuation. … Read More

Burble London – Usman Haque – part 2

September 19, 2007 | | 2 Comments

Congratulations to Usman Haque and his team on the second successful flight of his ‘Burble‘ project. Here are a few photos of the event which was held in london over the weekend.

Thanks to … Read More

Burble London – Usman Haque

September 14, 2007 |

Burble London: September 16, 2007, Holland Park, London


If your in London, make sure you don’t miss this. I’ve heard from the guys working on this, that its even better than Usmans 1st flight of Burble at the … Read More

Zero Genie

December 4, 2006 | | 2 Comments

I’m doing a talk later this week at Goldsmiths Art College for the Live Art Garden Initiative along with a couple of artists including Jem Finer who’s work I look forward to finding a lot more about. Here’s his … Read More