Computing for Human Experience Semantics empowered Sensors, Services, and Social Computing on ubiquitous Web In his influential paper “The Computer for the 21st Century,” Mark Weiser talked about making machines fit the human environment instead of forcing humans to enter the machine’s environment.He noted, “The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it.” Three Ideas Wearable Designers Should Steal From This Smart Medical Device Dialog is a medical concept by the Seattle-based design studio Artefact. by Artefact Designed for people with epilepsy, it comprises a sensor-stuffed wearable module, a smartphone app, and a cloud-based platform for crunching data. The designers wanted the concept to be truly wearable, creating something like a "second skin." It combines simple, human data points with sensor-gleaned data streams, all with the aim of mitigating seizures and empowering patients.
M.A.D.Gallery NixieMachine MachineLights AirDrive Tacheometer,Theodolite & Co. Kineticsculptures Apesanteur II Drawing Fashion 03 November 2010 – 06 March 2011 Drawing Fashion celebrates a unique collection of some of the most remarkable fashion illustrations from the twentieth and twenty first centuries. These original works define the fine art of illustrating fashion, from the collections of Chanel, Dior, Comme des Garçons and Poiret as well as Viktor & Rolf, Lacroix and McQueen. The exhibition showcases fashion illustrators at their creative heights: Lepape at the beginning of the century, Gruau in the 40's and 50's, Antonio throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s, to current artists Mats Gustafson, Aurore de la Morinerie and Francois Berthoud. Film-clips, music and photography sit alongside the original illustrations to reflect not only the spirit and the style of the decades but also the wider social and cultural changes of the century.
Make the World’s Best Robot Costume! While I’m sure there are more spectacular versions out there, seeing Jax in his homemade LED robot costume rocks my world! I mean, seriously? The cutest! Jax can’t wait for Halloween, and neither can I! Last year for Halloween, Jax was a train engineer wearing a cardboard and duct tape train I made with dollar store supplies. Pseudomorphs — V2_Institute for the Unstable Media Pseudomorph literally means 'false form'. Anouk will be designing towards systems that can make subtle transformations in order to let a design recreate itself.The neck-piece works with pneumatic control valves and an pressure and control system that allows the ink to be pumped throughout the design and spreads the ink over a series of absorbing dresses in a uncontrolled matter, making the designs to 'bleed' the ink that is given to them. "Ink can be a complex medium, composed out of hundreds of materials like solvents, pigments, dyes and so on. My aim is to create a system that makes this ink come to life." A structure may be covered in fluids that alter the original specimen into a new material, this process is called Pseudomorphing in mineralogy. Creating illusions around the body, on fabrics and between surfaces that makes it magical to look at, or interesting to be with.
Sewing Electronics at Hawaii STEM Conference The Hawaii STEM Conference was held March 30/31st at the Marriott Hotel in Wailea, Maui HI. This is an annual gathering hosted by MEDB’s Women in Technology (link) to bring together students and teachers from Hawaii middle and high schools for classes and sharing various STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) topics. This year Maui Makers was invited to repeat the Sewing Electronics class taught at the February “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” event also sponsored by MEDB’s WIT. The 2 hour class was listed as “Creative Innovation”, promising:
Bill Viola à la cathédrale Saint-Paul de Londres - NEWS OF THE ART WORLD by ArtViatic St Paul’s Cathedral is home to a spectacular array of art; from the delicate carvings of Grinling Gibbons in the quire to Sir James Thornhill’s dome murals, as well as the Victorian mosaics and Henry Moore’s Mother and Child: Hood. Since May 2014, a large-scale permanent video installation created by internationally acclaimed artist Bill Viola has further enriched the daily pattern of worship in the Cathedral. Bill Viola’s commission for St Paul’s Cathedral follows the great historical tradition of commissions for spiritual centres that has resulted in a priceless heritage of art around the world. The result of this commission sees St Paul’s Cathedral, which has always spearheaded the engagement of great artists, house a resonant work of art for our times.
Turn Your Spare Pocket Change into DIY Batteries with This Penny Power Hack What's a penny worth these days? Not much. But could there be some free energy hidden inside your spare pennies? You'd be surprised! See how I hack together stacks of pennies into makeshift batteries that can drive small-current devices like LEDs and calculators. You'll want pennies that are newer than 1982, because they're nearly 98% zinc.
Jean Jullien: Life Drawing, an interview Portrait by Daniel Arnold Jean Jullien's observational take on modern life has made him one of the most sought-after image-makers around. In last December's CR, we talked to him about his recent move to New York and his work to date. Here, we publish the full transcript of the interview... As of October 2014, Jullien took leave of his adopted home of London to go and live and work in New York. During his nine years in the UK, the French graphic designer's work had also begun to shift around and search out new places, from animation to product design.