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Nike Transformers Running Shoes

April 20th, 2009 Tech

Nike Transformers Running Shoes

Be very careful when you buy Nike running shoes in Japan, they could turn out to be robots in disguise…

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Wunderbarer Schabernack im Stadtraum: Verfremdete Vogelhäuser in allen Variationen – ein sprayendes, ein fotografierendes, ein tutendes oder ein flammenwerfendes Vogelhaus und zahlreiche “überarbeitete” Stromkästen. Mein Favorit: “The Electric Inn. Find it. Share it. Somewhere in the streets of Stockholm there is an electric box which you can enter to stay warm and dry in. All you need to do is to find it and open it with a beer bottle. If you want to sleep somewhere else, just take it with you and hide it well. But remember: It’s for use in public spaces only.” Unbedingt mal reinschauen: “we are post. installing gadgets to send messages in public space. giving power to the people. converting static settings of your everyday life into buttons you are asked to press. creating little wonders and rumors for urban fairytales. we aren’t street art. we are post.” Via: Mail

Shih Chieh Huang

April 13th, 2009


Installation artist Shih Chieh Huang transforms spaces with everyday objects. His most recent project “EX-I-09″ currently on show at the Beall Center for Art + Technology focuses on exploring the unusual evolutionary adaptations undertaken by creatures that reside in inhospitable conditions.


Huang creates analogous ecosystems made from common, everyday objects. “I source my wholly synthetic materials from the mundane objects that comprise our modern existence: household appliances, zip ties, water tubes, lights, computer parts, motorized toys and the like. The objects are dissected and disassembled as needed and reconstructed into experimental primitive organisms that reside on the fringes of evolutionary transformation: computer cooling fans are repurposed for locomotion; Tupperware serves as a skeletal framework; guitar tuner rewired to detect sound; and automatic night lights become a sensory input. ”


The exhibition is on till June 6th 2009

Just Nuke It: A Google Mapplet That Let’s You Map Ground Zero

posted by Burstein! on Tuesday, April 21st, 2009

guest post by Burstein!

Ground Zero

From Carlos Labs comes a fun little applet that gives you Godlike power to nuke anywhere on earth, like the Marina for example, and see the blast radius. You can choose from a 15kt “Little Boy” all the way up to a asteroid impact. Makes me want to grab my cowboy hat a ride into oblivion!

On Air: "Broadcast" at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

By Chloe Gray on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm

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Image: Chris Burden, TV Hijack, 1972 (Source: Media Art Net)

The date is February 9, 1972, and Chris Burden arrives at Channel 3 Cablevision’s studio in Irvine, California, for an interview with Phyllis Lutjeans. The TV station had approached Burden in January and asked him to do a piece for the channel, yet they censored several of his proposals, so he eventually agreed to an interview during which they would discuss the reasons for the station’s refusal of his ideas. Burden brings his own video crew so that he can have a copy of the interview. He requests that the interview be broadcast live, and during the course of the interview Lutjeans asks Burden to discuss a few pieces that he has thought of doing. The artist responds by demonstrating a TV hijack: he takes Lutjeans hostage, holding a knife to her throat and threatening her life if the station stops transmission, while verbally abusing her with threats. At the end of the recording, Burden destroys the station’s tape of the show by dousing it with acetone. He then offers an “irate” station manager his taped version of the show, which includes footage of the show and the destruction of the station’s tape, but the manager refuses. Burden explains in an interview, “T.V. Hijack was ultimately about who is in control over what's presented through the media.” This aggressive act against the restrictive and one-to-many structure of television is what curator Irene Hofmann cites as her original inspiration for the exhibition "Broadcast," now on view at Pratt Manhattan Gallery. The show presents a selection of works, dating from the 1960s to the present, that interrupt broadcasting systems in order to examine or challenge the structure, influence, and power of mainstream television and radio.

Thanks, again, to Lisa Baldini for reblogging the last couple of weeks!  Now we're turning the controls over to James Charles Daher, a Brooklyn-based hybrid media artist. He creates interactive experiences to tell stories. His background bridges graphic design, electronic arts, sculpture & video. Daher received his masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU and his BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He is currently an LMCC Swing Space Artist. He'll be captain of the reBlog ship until May 7.

You certainly (and it is even on) already wondered whether it were possible to do something of these old VHS which trail in a corner of your attic. And well yes: it is possible. You can for example transform them into key USB. The video tutorial here, and it of demonstration right in lower part. And yes!

Make PPE milk bottles into good looking LED lights, and use an Arduino to control them. This recycles a number of things, mainly the milk bottles, and uses a very low amount of power: the LEDs apparently dissipate less than 3 watts but are bright enough to see by.

Among other things, I wanted to see if I could make an electronic light feel more human friendly than most, and found rotary controllers are a good way of doing this.

PPE milk bottles make for a cheap yet aesthetically pleasing way to diffuse LED lighting. Especially if you can find nice round ones :)

Modding an object with LED lighting is not only environmentally friendly, but also much more straightforward than building a housing from scratch. Because LEDs are tiny, you can put them almost anywhere, and they don't produce much heat as long as they're spread out and running at the correct voltage.

This instructable will deal mainly with physical design and production, and I'm going to assume you have a basic knowledge of creating electronic circuits and LED lighting. Since the exact LEDs and power supply you use will probably vary, I'll only go into the basics of my circuit in terms of specs. I'll also try to point you to useful resources, and explain more about the Arduino microcontroller and code that tells them to work in sequence.

The electronics of basic LED lighting are really simple, similar to elementary school electronics, so probably won't take long for you to pick up at all.



Rhett Dashwood, Creative Director based in Melbourn just informed about this interesting project:

Over the course of several months beginning October 2008 to April 2009 I’ve spent some of my spare time between commercial projects searching Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. These are the results of my findings limited within the state of Victoria, Australia.


A glance accelerated on the infernal spiral of the real estate market of these last years and on the subprimes. Realized by Mike Winkelmann, this animation whirling in isometric 3D is centered on structural components of the play Sim City. Until the fall, in film end.


See the complete portfolio of Mike Winkelmann on Beeple.