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Immaterials: light painting WiFi

Immaterials: light painting WiFi
“The complex technologies the networked city relies upon to produce its effects remain distressingly opaque, even to those exposed to them on a daily basis.” – Adam Greenfield (2009) Immaterials: light painting WiFi film by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen. This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces by light painting signal strength in long-exposure photographs. A four-metre tall measuring rod with 80 points of light reveals cross-sections through WiFi networks using a photographic technique called light-painting. This builds on a technique that was invented for the 2009 film ‘Immaterials: the Ghost in the Field’ which probed the edges of the invisible fields that surround RFID readers and tags in the world. It also began a series of investigations into what Matt Jones richly summarised as ‘Immaterials’. Lots more visualisations and ‘making of’ pictures.

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PirateBox DIY by David Darts PirateBox 1.0 has been released and building or upgrading a PirateBox has never been easier! Please refer to this tutorial for instructions and more info. For support, be sure to visit the new PirateBox Forum. The Toaster Project I'm Thomas Thwaites and I'm trying to build a toaster, from scratch - beginning by mining the raw materials and ending with a product that Argos sells for only £3.99. A toaster. After some research I have determined that I will need the following materials to make a toaster. Copper, to make the pins of the electric plug, the cord, and internal wires. Iron to make the steel grilling apparatus, and the spring to pop up the toast. WifiTagger The Basics: 1) Get a TP-Link WR741ND router (around $10-20) 2) Download the wifitagger firmware 3) follow the README

Continuum Fashion : N12 bikini The N12 bikini is the world's first ready-to-wear, completely 3D-printed article of clothing. All of the pieces, closures included, are made directly by 3D printing and snap together without any sewing. N12 represents the beginning of what is possible for the near future. N12 is named for the material it's made out of: Nylon 12. This solid nylon is created by the SLS 3D printing process. implements a redundant, open communication principle, in which wireless-enabled computers and mobile devices can directly form a spontaneous network. Text messaging, file sharing and voice calls are possible independent of internet and cellular networks. can spread like a virus, and an Open Source Community can modify it freely. In a time of communication blackouts in places like Egypt, Burma, and Tibet, and given the large power outages often caused by natural disasters, has taken on the challenge of critically examining existing communication pathways while simultaneously exploring new horizons. Promise

Cubify launches 3D printed shoes you can print overnight News: designer Janne Kyttanen has created a range of 3D-printed shoes for women that can be made at home overnight to be worn the next day. Kyttanen, creative director at printing giant 3D Systems, has created four different styles of wedge shoes that can be made using 3D Systems' CubeX printer. Consumers can download the free digital files for the shoes, select the size they require and print them in a colour of their choice. The project is intended to attract new audiences to 3D printing, which has tended to be dominated by products aimed at men. "I don't know what it is with women and shoes, but I like it," said Kyttanen, in a press release straight out of Mad Men. "I would like it even better if my girlfriend could wear a different pair every single day.

No Network Mobile network jammer, in the form of a battle tank. 2013 With the flick of a switch No Network implements a blanket ban of mobile telephony in its presence. All access to the cellular (mobile) network within a 6-15m diameter aura around the object is jammed, including calls, SMS and data connectivity..

Nendo adapts Japanese paper-making to make Semi-Wrinkle Washi lamps Japanese designers Nendo have adapted a traditional Japanese paper-making technique to create a series of lamps that are smooth at one end and gently wrinkled at the other. Nendo called the collection Semi-Wrinkle Washi, with "washi" being the name for Japanese paper made from plant fibres. "Washi is made by passing fine screens through a bath of plant pulp and water to collect the pulp, then by drying the screens and peeling off the new paper sheets," said the designers.

The Amazing Light Painting Photography of Brian Hart Artist Brian Hart creates amazingly detailed light painting photographs, sometimes spending nearly 20 minutes exposing a single one. The above photo, titled “apartment light drawing”, took 17 minutes to draw.‘how to stand’, 10 minutes: ‘dena lying languidly while I stand with lamp’, 12 minutes: Epic Portraits Done with Light Painting Photographer Dennis Calvert creates amazing light painting portraits that look more like video game illustrations than photographs. To see more of Calvert’s work, check out his Light Painting set on Flickr. Dennis Calvert (via Photojojo) Image credits: Photographs by Dennis Calvert and used with permission

Jonah Brucker-Cohen -!Alerting Infrastructure! – 2003 ~ bagger Jonah Brucker-Cohen - Alerting Infrastructure! is a physical hit counter that translates hits to the web site of an organization into interior damage of the physical building that web site or organization represents. The focus of the piece is to amplify the concern that physical spaces are slowly losing ground to their virtual counterparts. The amount of structural damage to the building directly correlates to the amount of exposure and attention the web site gets, thus exposing the physical structure’s temporal existence. The project has been active in 9 countries (Ireland, Peru, Brazil, USA, Spain, Canada, Belgium, Germany, The Netherlands) to date. we-make-money-not-art: Interview with Jonah Brucker-Cohen (2006)

Painting with light an entire city /Pintando con luz toda una ciudad : caborian, fotografia digital EDIT: you can see the picture in BIG here / EDITADO: podeis ver la foto en grande aqui Our forum mate dani mac (Daniel Martin) showed us in this post the result of the night views of Toledo in which 50 people were coordinated to paint with light throughout the city. Nuesto compañero del foro dani mac (Daniel Martin) nos mostró en este post los resultado de la panorámica nocturna de Toledo en la que se coordinó a 50 personas para pintar con luz toda la ciudad. Daniel is the President of the Photographic Association of Toledo and have been kind enough to provide a detailed explanation of the project, as conceived and as carried out.

Weight Vases by Decha Archjananun Thai designer Decha Archjananun has made a series of vases with concrete bases to hold water and wire frames to support flower stems. The concrete parts sit within each steel frame and weigh the pieces down to prevent them toppling over. Called Weight Vases, the collection comprises different shapes for different types of flower arrangement. Archjananun developed the project while studying at the Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL). More vases on Dezeen » Here's some text from the designer:

The Telegarden Website 1995-2004, Ars Electronica Museum, Linz Austria. Co-directors: Ken Goldberg and Joseph Santarromana Project Team: George Bekey, Steven Gentner, Rosemary Morris Carl Sutter, Jeff Wiegley Ars Electronica team: Erich Berger, Gerold Hofstadler, Thomas Steindl, Gerfried Stocker Archivist: Hannes Mayer "Il faut cultiver notre jardin."