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The Digesting Duck (1739)

October 18th, 2010

digestingduck

Automaton by Jacques de Vaucanson

Vaucanson’s duck is one of several “automata” made by Jacques Vaucanson (1709-1782). The actual duck has been lost – reportedly lost in a fire while on tour in Russia – and few surviving photographs exist. The…

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Flying foam letters

October 7th, 2010

flogos

Giant foam letters that float up in the sky.

At first, I’ll admit, I thought this was an art piece, but it seems it is actually a form of advertising created by a company called Flogos. The video on YouTube…

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self.detach (2008)

March 18th, 2008

 self.detach

Autonomous installation by Tim Horntrich and Jens Wunderling.

The piece self.detach – decomposing identities continuously scans whatever is being posted to Flickr. Images that are understood as being self-portraits (pictures tagged as “me”, “moi”, etc) will be extracted. They are then shredded into…

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Listening Post (2002)

February 28th, 2008

Autonomous installation by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen.

Listening Post

Listening Post is a piece that listens to a number of online chat forums in real time. It extracts lines (those that contain the words “I am…”) and then displays these at the small…

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Ambiguous Icon #5 (Running, Falling) (2000)

February 18th, 2008

Ambiguous Icon

Autonomous LED installation by Jim Campbell.

This low-resolution LED matrix display (32 x 24 pixels, all red) show a video of a person running and falling.

This is a piece from Campbell’s “ambiguous icon” series of LED works.

Further reading

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Watschendiskurs (2004)

February 10th, 2008

Watcschendiskurs

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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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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Hellhunt

November 29th, 2007

Hellhunt

A paranoid web spider searching for the devil on the Internet.

Digital art piece produced at the Interactive Institute Smart Studio by Thomas Broomé, Fredrik Bridell and Olof Bendt. (2001)

Hellhunt contains a web spider, a computer program that goes to one…

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