This installation titled Project OR by architect Christoph Klemmt is made of a photoreactive material that lights up green and blue when exposed to sunlight. It also casts shadows on the walls and makes an engaging space in an Italian courtyard on Milan’s Via Borgospesso as part of the 2008 Milan Furniture Fair. I’d like to commission him for a sun porch. Via Inhabitiat.
This is a fairly inexpensive way to generate power from intermittent wind. This isn’t going to power your computer, but it is an interesting concept. I would like to see hundreds of these used to generate power at a more usable level.
The Top 5 finalists in each category are now up for voting in the Softies Awards on Softies Central. Voting is open now through Tuesday, May 6th at 8pm PST. Winners will be announced on Wednesday, May 7th. Now go vote! Pictured above is one of the Top 5 contenders in the Picnic Food category by Silvia Leite.
Yoonie-at-Home has some beautiful experiments with vitriflore wire plastic flowers. I had no idea this craft was done in the 70’s! Yoonie shows you how to make your own wire shape with floral wire. Then you dip it into the liquid colored resin which will dry in less than 10 minutes into this plastic flower!
Interactivos? at Eyebeam: Call for Participation
Workshop dates: June 26th - July 12th.
May 2: Application Deadline
May 22: Notification of acceptance
Interactivos? was initiated by the Medialab-Prado program and the
Madrid City Council in 2006. The two week program is a hybrid
workshop, exhibition, and seminar.
This summer, Eyebeam joins Medialab-Prado in running Interactivos? as
part of its annual summer workshop-based programming.
Through a call for participation targeting artists, engineers,
musicians, programmers, designers, architects, and hackers,
Interactivos? seeks a set of projects for collective development,
within a set of inter-disciplinary work groups. Once projects have
been selected from the call for participation, a second call will be
published for individuals to apply to become collaborators on the
selected projects. Completed projects will be presented in an
exhibition July 12 – August 9, at the end of the program.
The program will be produced by Eyebeam staff, fellows and residents.
Please see the Call for Participation for more details:
I know, we have featured a few of these Guitar Hero robots here in the last while… But they are so interesting, this Slashbot Guitar Hero Robot by Texas A&M Electrical Engineering uses similar principals as Auto Guitar Hero did. The main difference is that Slashbot actually presses the keys as it plays. Video […]
Here at Make, we like projects that re-imagine old tech into new forms and constructions. Although the “Portable Cellular Phone Booth” project by Nick Rodriguez may seem completely insane to most people, it’s a pretty interesting take on the one problem that keeps coming up when you use your cell phone in public spaces…. Lack of privacy.