Artist Projects

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Wish You Were Here

Created April 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

Wish You Were Here was a site-specific installation by Addie Wagenknecht, Production Lab Fellow, installed on April 3, 2008, in the Northwest corner of Clement Clarke Moore Park, located at 22nd and 10th Aves.

A flock of stark, white, static two-dimensional birds inhabited a tree. The...

  • Urban Research

  • Production Lab

  • Installation

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Anywhere But Here

Created February 2008

  1. David Jimison

  2. Jeff Crouse

Which party should you go to tonight? Probably the one with that photographer from Last Night's Party, one of the many party photography sites that have become popular in the last few years. With a little luck, you might end up on the front page, posing like a...

  • Open Lab

  • Production Lab

  • Performance Art

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Turn Me Off

Created January 2008

  1. Michael Mandiberg

Far too often, in our own lab as in labs we visit, we leave computers on for hours if not days. We made screen savers attractive and interesting so that we would want to keep watching them. "Turn me off" is a screen saver that reminds you that the best thing to do with an unused...

  • Sustainability

  • Open Lab

  • Green

  • Software

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meem

Created January 2008

  1. Ayah Bdeir

An interactive multitouch blackboard aiming to make the specificities of the arabic language a fun activity for kids.

  • Middle East

  • Learning

  • Physical Computing

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WikiMarathon

Created January 2008

  1. Steve Lambert

The Great Wikimarathon is a one-day event that unites art lovers around the world in an attempt to collectively fill in the gaps of contemporary art knowledge found on wikipedia. The WikiMarathon is is a recurrent and uncentralized, happening everytime a weekend lands on the 26th...

  • Open Lab

  • Open Source

  • Performance Art

  • Web

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inkscanner

Created January 2008

  1. Friedrich Kirschner

This project started out as the Milkscanner (as described on instructables). The basic idea behind this process is that you can capture the silhouette of an object easily when it is surrounded by a high contrast fluid, such as milk or ink....

  • Bio-Feedback

  • Production Lab

  • Data Visualization

  • Performance Art

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Bright Idea Shade

Created January 2008

  1. Michael Mandiberg

  2. Steve Lambert

Bare CFL bulbs give off harsh light. Soften it with the Bright Idea Shade.

The Bright Idea Shade is a project of the Eyebeam OpenLab, by Sustainability Action Group members Michael Mandiberg and Steve Lambert, with Simon Jolly, Peter Duyan, and Oscar Torres. We are converting all of our silver...

  • Sustainability

  • Open Lab

  • Green

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What we lost in the fire....

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

The text is currently being pulled from xml into openframworks dynamically displaying in real time peoples answers to the question ‘what would you take if you could only take one object out of a fire?’

the interface is then being projected onto a wooden board where I have laser cut a floorplan of the...

  • Production Lab

  • Data Visualization

  • Open Source

  • Software

  • Web

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See Something, Say Someth...

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

Bombs (from 2d mat board) were be placed in iconic locations of bomb threats in hopes of opening a discussion of what is terrorism vs. fear and how interchangeable are the words. Where is the line between rational and unrational occur? How does a society begin to learn to cope with the unknown by being...

  • Activism

  • Urban Research

  • Production Lab

  • Performance Art

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touchkit

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

TouchKit is a modular multitouch development kit with the aim to make multitouch readily available in an open source fashion to the masses.  It is a sister project of the CUBIT multitouch system and aimed at rapid implementation...

  • Production Lab

  • Open Source

  • Physical Computing

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How to Talk to Anyone Abo...

Created January 2008

  1. Steve Lambert

Instructions on how to talk to anyone, written by hand. Based on an earlier project. Simple instructions, easy to follow.

  • Open Lab

  • Performance Art

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Cubit

Created January 2008

  1. Addie Wagenknecht

For the connection between hands and digital data, a
software/hardware-based modular user interface was created.
The interactive surface senses touch, multiple contact points, allowing
for multi-finger dual-hand forms of
interaction. The software visualizes...

  • Production Lab

  • Physical Computing

  • Software

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Moviesandbox

Created January 2008

  1. Friedrich Kirschner

Moviesandbox is a graphical filmmaking tool in progress for the Unreal Tournament engine.
It allows you to easily create your own characters, sets and poses and direct them in the way you imagine.
Please visit the Moviesandbox webpage for more...

  • Production Lab

  • Software

  • Video

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Finger Olympics

Created January 2008

  1. Artem Titoulenko

  2. Friedrich Kirschner

  3. Jeff Crouse

  4. Zachary Lieberman

Tune in as the most talented fingers from all over the world come together to compete in events ranging from sprinting to javelin to pole-vaulting, and ultimately celebrate what it means to be a finger, and a citizen of Earth.

The Finger Olympics started out asn an idea tossed around at...

  • Open Lab

  • Software

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DrinkPeeDrinkPeeDrinkPee...

Created January 2008

  1. Rebecca Bray and Britta Riley

Drink.Pee.Drink.Pee.Drink.Pee looks at the very personal environmental issues caused by flushing our pee down the toilet: harmful algae blooms in aquatic ecosystems and pee-derived pharmaceuticals in our drinking water. How do we deal with the fact that our planet’s water cycles...

  • Sustainability

  • Green

  • Hacking

  • Installation

  • Olfactory

  • Open Source

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Dead Star

Created January 2008

  1. Michel de Broin

An inert asteroid of nearly depleted batteries.

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Great Encounter

Created January 2008

  1. Michel de Broin

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation

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Fair Weather Forces (Wate...

Created January 2008

  1. Germaine Koh

A row of up to six stainless-steel posts linked by velvet ropes recalls institutional and social crowd-control situations. The attachment points for the ropes automatically slide up and down the stanchions in direct relationship to the current water level in a nearby body of water (transmitted in real time...

  • Exhibited Project

  • Hacking

  • Installation