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Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

postheadericon Interactive Fountain Tracks Passersby

And, depending on how you position the nozzles, sprays them! More coolness from Gerry Chu, whose Kinect-based Motion Emotions I hit yesterday. Gerry’s fountain prototype has at least two Arduino Megas for brains.

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postheadericon Stephen Colbert Portrait With Subliminal IR Message Marquee

Fortunately, Austrian filmmaker Benjamin Hable has discovered that you can use your cell phone, digital camera, or other CCD-equipped gadget (rather like the special sunglasses discovered by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s character in John Carpenter’s 1988 conspiranoia flick They Live) to see the fnords. Benjamin made Augmented Paranoia for a January 17 exhibition called bits and ohm, and used the public-domain portrait of Stephen Colbert released for the Colbert Nation Portrait Challenge. Reminds me of a project I did a few years back (also inspired by They Live) involving deliberately burning subliminal messages into the phosphors of analog TV tubes. [Thanks, Benjamin!]

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IR Paintings Visible Only Through Your Digital Camera

postheadericon The Cyclotrope: Amazing Bike Wheel Animation

Who would have ever thought that there were so many ways to combine cycling and persistence of vision? Here’s another cool one to add to the list: much like a zoetrope, Tim Wheatley’s Cyclotrope is a bike wheel that gives the illusion of animation when it’s being spun on camera. [via Neatorama]

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postheadericon Projecting Text with Lightbulbs and Magnifying Glasses

Pausations by Ian Burns
Pausations, an installation by Australian-born artist Ian Burns, uses lightbulbs and magnifying glasses to project the words onto the wall. It was on display at the Armory Show last week. [via colossal]

postheadericon Projecting Text with Lightbulbs and Magnifying Glasses

Pausations by Ian Burns
Pausations, an installation by Australian-born artist Ian Burns, uses lightbulbs and magnifying glasses to project the words onto the wall. It was on display at the Armory Show last week. [via colossal]