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Floating Orchestra by Poietic Studio

Posted in Animation, art, Media, music by aldorf on October 15, 2011

The Idea: 19 spheres come to life, as you become a supernatural conductor. Each ball becomes an orchestral instrument that increases in volume as it physically rises. You can create your own soundscape whilst the balls levitate and dance to the music.

This is currently controlled via the touch screen of an iPhone, however, it may soon be naturally controlled with your movement.

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How To Turn Noise Into Useful Energy – Prototype

Posted in conference, design, innovation, pioneers by aldorf on April 28, 2011

(Photo: iStockphoto)

Where some people hear noise, Jeong Ho You hears energy. “Acoustic energy is everywhere,” he says. And with the help of a tiny resonating chamber, he wants to trap some of that energy and convert it into a low-amperage current for use in small electronic devices. You, a mechanical engineer at Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, will be presenting the results of a computer simulation of a resonating chamber design at next month’s Acoustical Society of America meeting in Seattle. He then plans to build a device to see how his idea holds up in the lab. Read more…

My Personal Short Review Of Art Forum Berlin 2010

Posted in art, photography by aldorf on October 14, 2010

(Mea Culpa by Norbert Bisky, 2010. Oil on Canvas)

 

I am always inspired and overwhelmed, in a positive way, seeing all that creativity and artistic work together in one spot. Here just a short list:

Galerie Gebr. Lehmann

Tilman Hornig

Yeondoo Jung

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Galerie Martin Asbæk

Ebbe Stub Wittrup,

Niels Bonde,

Cathrine Raben Davidsen,

Sabine Dehnel,

Martin Liebscher,

Kanteera Pethrith

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UJINO, Sound Sculptures

Interview with the Artist

Video 1

Video 2

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Kunstagenten

Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs, (Tonk) (Installation Florenz)

Thorsten Brinkmann (Potraits) (Sculptures)

Lars Teichmann (Works)

Sarah Schoenfeld

Daniele Buetti

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BitteBitteJaJa, Cadavres exquis vivants

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New Research: Charge A Cell Phone From A Conversation – Convert Sound Waves Into Electricity

Posted in ideas by aldorf on September 14, 2010
scheme of mobile phone

Image via Wikipedia

Scientists from Korea have turned the main ingredient of calamine lotion into a tiny material that converts sound waves into electricity. The research could lead to panels that can charge a cell phone from a conversation or provide a boost of energy to the nation’s electrical grid generated by the noise during rush hour traffic.

“Just as speakers transform electric signals into sound, the opposite process — of turning sound into a source of electrical power — is possible,” said Young Jun Park and Sang-Woo Kim, the two corresponding authors of a new article in the journal Advanced Materials.

“Sound power can be used for various novel applications including mobile phones that can be charged during conversations and sound-insulating walls near highways that generate electricity from the sound of passing vehicles,” the co-authors added.

Read full article here.

Sonic Wire Sculptor for Iphone

Posted in art, ideas, illustration, music by aldorf on April 15, 2010

Sonic Wire Sculptor is based on a musical instrument by Amit Pitaru which has been shown in museums and galleries world wide. A great effort has been placed in reworking the app to take advantage of the the iPhone’s unique audio and input capabilities.The Sonic Wire Sculptor turns your 3D drawing into sound. It introduces a simple yet deep connection between visual and audio composition.The app is easily graspable and intuitive, allowing someone with no musical or drawing background to lauch it and start exploring. At the same time SWS goes deep and encourages musicians and artists alike to explore new ideas in their craft.This iPhone version was led by Zach Gage with Amit’s support. Big props to Zach Lieberman and James Paterson for their seminal help.Sonic Wire Sculptor requires headphones, without them you may only hear limited audio, especially on the low (bass) tones.Sonic Wire Sculptor was reworked for the iPhone with ofxIphone and openframeworks open source libraries. See more at http://openframeworks.cc

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La Roux – In For The Kill (Skream Remix)

Posted in music by aldorf on December 29, 2009

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TED: Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

Posted in music, Uncategorized by aldorf on November 27, 2009

http://www.ted.com Playing sound effects both pleasant and awful, Julian Treasure shows how sound affects us in four significant ways. Listen carefully for a shocking fact about noisy open-plan off…

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