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On the Edge – Seven on Seven Event 2011 by Rhizome

Posted in Animation, art, conference, design, inspiration, Media by aldorf on June 2, 2011

Seven on Seven by Rhizome. Just Inspiring to see great collaboration between very talented people and the field of art and technology.

First video I had to watch was a collaboration between Zach Lieberman and Bre Pettis,

TinkerFun: My Little Piece of Privacy – by Niklas Roy

Posted in art, film, ideas by aldorf on January 18, 2011

My workshop is located in an old storefront with a big window facing towards the street. In an attempt to create more privacy inside, I’ve decided to install a small but smart curtain in that window. The curtain is smaller than the window, but an additional surveillance camera and an old laptop provide it with intelligence: The computer sees the pedestrians and locates them. With a motor attached, it positions the curtain exactly where the pedestrians are.

The whole setup works really well. But in the end, it doesn’t protect my privacy at all. It seems that the existence of my little curtain is leading itself ad absurdum, simply by doing its job very well. My moving curtain attracts the looks of people which usually would never care about my window. It is even the star of the street, now! My curtain is just engaged. And because of that, it fails. (via niklasroy.com, Music by Holy Konni)

The Bike Tree – Innovative Cycle Shed – Japan

Posted in architecture, ideas by aldorf on July 23, 2010

Illegal parking of bicycles in Japanese cities is a major problem. But one company has come up with an ingenious and elegant solution. http://gu.com/p/2c2vh

(Foto: barwick.de)

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