Photo credit: Windell H. Oskay,
on creative engineering and new media art

Watschendiskurs (2004)

February 10th, 2008


Autonomous robotic installation by Frank Fietzek and Uli Winters.

On two white pedestals we see two characters, a cat and a frog. They both look like some sort of odd low-tech cyborg versions of stuffed animals. When you walk closer you…

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Every Shot, Every Episode (2000)

February 7th, 2008

Every Shot, Every Episode

Ergodic video piece by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

The McCoys have worked with “database pieces” and in In Every Shot, Every Episode they painstakingly cut out and categorized 10 000 clips from Starsky & Hutch shows and put them on video CDs…

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Wooden Mirror (1999)

February 6th, 2008

Wooden MirrorResponsive installation by Daniel Rozin.

The “mirror” surface consists of 830 small wooden mirrors, each mounted on a servo motor. A camera is hooked up to a computer. The wooden blocks are used as a sort of large, mechanical pixels. They…

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Spatial Sounds (100 dB at 100 km/h) (2000)

February 5th, 2008

Spatial Sounds

Interactive audio installation by Marnix de Nijs and Edwin van der Heide

A large loudspeaker is mounted on a motorized arm. The arm rotates at varying speeds, up to 100 km/h. An ultrasonic distance sensor is mounted on the speaker, reading…

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1 Year Performance Video (2004)

February 4th, 2008

1 year performance video

Autonomous online video by MTAA

The 1 year performance video presents itself as what could be taken to be a streaming video of two people – the artists – dressed in black, each in his own small, white cell. They…

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Bloom (2007)

February 3rd, 2008



Interactive kinetic sculpture by Greyworld (2007)

 This huge piece, installed inside a 10-story atrium, has a number of artificial flowers that open and close in response to people moving through the space. The flowers also open up in response to the…

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Victimless Leather (2004)

February 2nd, 2008

victmless leather

Bio-art project by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at the Tissue Culture and Art project, working at SymbioticA, the art & science collaborative research lab at the University of western Australia.

Inside a small bio-reactor they have grown a tiny leather jacket, using skin…

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Yucca Invest Trading Plant (1999)

February 1st, 2008

Yucca Invest Trading Plant

Dynamic installation by Ola Pehrson

On the table we see a yucca plant in a pot, wired up with electronic sensors. The sensors are in fact biometric sensors that measure tiny electrical variations in the plant. These are interpreted by the…

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Lecture at Physical Computing course – handouts

January 31st, 2008

Yesterday I spent two hours talking to the students at a physical computing course at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). I talked about what physical computing (i.e. the art of “sensing and controlling the physical world with computers”, to…

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January 29th, 2008

Director 8.5 (click for larger image)

Adobe Director, formerly known as Macromedia Director (and before that as Macromind Director…) is probably not really Adobe’s best-selling product at the moment. I’m mentioning it here because so many media artists have used it.…

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How to drag an off-screen window back to the desktop (in Windows)

January 28th, 2008

This is a problem I just had (in Windows XP): My graphics card was set to force a TV display, even though I did not in fact have anything hooked up to my TV-out connection. Unfortunately my system chose to…

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January 22nd, 2008

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The buglabs platform consists of a small PC with a peculiar form factor (tripod mounted!) and a number of square addons (camera, GPS, etc) that just snap on to…

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How to switch on an iMac (sic!)

January 21st, 2008

OK, this is just plain embarrassing.

I just spent several minutes trying to figure out how to switch on an iMac. Seeing there is no power switch on it, I figured this was some sort of Apple design decision – probably…

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January 11th, 2008

Node Stockholm logo is a one-month festival of new media arts-related stuff. Read all about it at the site –

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Man Machine 2 video

January 11th, 2008

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David Kjelkerud posted this video from the Man Machine 2 exhibition, now showing at the National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet) in Stockholm. Enjoy.

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New site

January 11th, 2008

Tonight I finally got round to put the WordPress-driven site online and remove all stuff from the old site.  Enjoy. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, just mail me.

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One of those days…

January 7th, 2008

I just heard John mumbling quietly to himself: “Today is one of those days when I’m talking to myself…”

No arguing with that.

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December 29th, 2007

Volumatrix (still)

Interactive animation (2007)

Launch Volumatrix

Made at the Insteractive Institute Art & Technology Program.

This is a sketch I made for visualizing what it might look like to “explode” an image into three-dimensional space. A source image is sampled at low resolution and…

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December 29th, 2007

Pentamorph screenshot

Launch Pentamorph

Animation made at the Interactive Institute (2007).

This is a quick sketch for a moving logo that I made at the request of Ingvar Sjöberg.

It’s a pentagon with an inscribed shape that moves from a point in the center to…

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Exquisite Corpse for Excel

December 29th, 2007

Exquisite Corpse for Excel (screenshot)

A cheap embarassing drink that hooks you up with senior dolls

Interactive creativity tool (2005).

Download Excuisite Corpse for Excel

The Exquisite Corpse for Excel is a creativity tool. It is a very crude random phrase generator. When you download it is loaded…

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