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bloodlamp, blood lamp, blood power, electricity, energy

This lamp makes you bleed for your light. We often just assume that energy to power our TVs, computers, cell phones, and other electronics will always be readily available. But the earth’s resources are scarce – a reality that designer Mike Thompson wants to illustrate (somewhat painfully) with his blood-powered lamp. The single-use lamp forces users to think about where every drop of their energy is coming from–literally.

Article taken from inhabitat.

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: articles

Sleeping with a Pig, Interspecies

Making art with animals. Making art with animals? Not animals tacked on walls. Not animals stuffed with cotton. Animals as co-creators, as collaborators. Really? Interspecies says: Yes. It’s a series of exhibitions, performances, lectures and workshops examining the human/non-human relationship, and it is happening October 2-4 at A Foundation in London. There will be naps with pigs, playtime with monkeys, communications with fish, and the general exploding of the species barrier.

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: articles

This joyful satire of opportunism and greed provides one of the few critiques presented at FutureSonic that account for the role of complex economic and ideological interests, in debate and action, surrounding climate change. The values (or at least the spirit) of America’s self-made-man, mining for black gold, sits uncomfortably comfortably alongside those of the hardware hackers and media activist dudes. “Being green has never been this cool”.

- http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=359

 

Village Green, Vaughn Bell, swarm gallery, san francisco environment art, san francisco art gallery, environmental art, eco art, participatory art, greenhouse, greenhouse art

Vaughn Bell, a Seattle-based artist, created these biosphere boxes suspended from the ceiling. The artist had a box up at Bumbershoot, in Seattle, that I saw in-person. It feels like a different world when you stick your head in, especially in the two-person. He calls the installation “Village Green”. More from inhabitat.

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: articles, photos, project

pachube
Together with pachube, a service to onnect, tag and share real time sensor data from objects, devices, buildings and environments around the world, you can write xml or “EEML” to link information between buildings sensors and devices. Cool, but i like the idea of simply a green code, whatever that means;.)

 

“How can web technologists interested in the interface between digital footprint and environmental footprint, and artists concerned with collaborative observation, mapping and intervention in the environment, bring a fresh approach to ‘citizen science’ and public engagement in the environment? Cheryl Northey found out at the recent Futuresonic Urban Festival of Art, Music & Ideas.” dw-world.de
audio interview

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: art, dw, new

A toilet made of horse dung. But better yet, it’s a waterless, composting toilet for urban use.
” The composting toilet is molded from 90% horse dung, and features a biodegradable lining that stores excrement in a sealed, odor-free container. Once the toilet is full, the user takes the poo package to an outdoor biodigestor, which in exchange provides a free source of biofuel for cooking.” from inhabitat.

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: articles, dung, poo, toilet


Worlds first bionic goose. But how does it grow and adapt with size?

 
People: Jon Cohrs
Research: Open Culture
Tags: articles, bionic, goose

This Thursday, July 9, 6–8PM at Eyebeam, there will be a panel discussion on fair-use and appropriation within activist and creative practice moderated by Creative Commons product manager and Eyebeam research associate Fred Benenson; artist/curator Mark Tribe, audio-visual remix artist Jonny Wilson (Eclectic Method), Postmasters gallery director Magdalena Sawon, and myself.

Come early at 5pm for a BBQ in front of Eyebeam.