This week the Eyebeam bookstore will have a special prototype batch of BjornQorn, a popcorn popped in concentrated sunlight produced by Jamie O'shea, Bjorn Quenemoen, and Ezer Lichtenstein. The BjornQorn company uses a Caloris Basin, developed by Eyebeamer Jamie O’Shea to concentrate sunlight to frying temperatures using very inexpensive materials.
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In this Motherboard.tv episode, artist Jamie O'Shea from Substitute Materials shows how you can build a telegraph from materials that were readily available 50,000 years ago: "It's the ultimate salvagepunk experiment, a DIY exploration of what makes innovation possible, and an attempt to prove that the future could happen at any time (even if the world isn't always ready for it)."
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Jamie O'Shea's Immaculate Telegraphy: How One Man Built a Telegraph Using Only Stone Age Materials on Motherboard, Oct 2010Jamie O'Shea's Immaculate Telegraphy: How One Man Built a Telegraph Using Only Stone Age Materials on Motherboard, Oct 2010
This year the Eyebeam Roadshow is visiting venues in Chicago and California to present talks about projects and events underway at Eyebeam. We'll also lead day-long, hands-on workshops on a variety of topics, from "shop-dropping" (reverse shoplifting as activism), to building your own multi-touch display, and lots in between. Check out roadshow.eyebeam.org for a full list of artists and workshops, and get ready to have your mind blown.