Sunday, October 28, 2007


Greyworld goal is to create works that articulate public spaces, allowing some form of self-expression in areas of the city that people see every day but normally exclude and ignore.


The Source, an eight storey high kinetic sculpture, is the new symbol for the London Stock Exchange. Every morning, millions of viewers around the world will watch the installation come to life, signifying the opening of the London Markets.


Five bins and four benches have been injected with a magic serum of life so that they can break free from their staid and fixed positions to roam free in a public square in Cambridge.


Railings plays on the simple pleasure of picking up a stick and running it along a set of railings to make a lovely "clack-clack-clack" sound. We tuned the railings so that when you ran a stick along them they played "the Girl from Ipanema."


Electroland is a team that creates comprehensive and multi-disciplinary urban projects and scenarios. Electroland is a place where the vast network of electronic impulses and symbolic exchanges became tangible.


This project consists of a luminous field of LED lights embedded into the entry walkway that respond to the presence of visitors; a massive display of lights on the building face that mirror the patterns of the entry; and video displays in the lobby and entry areas.


Electroland has designed a unique Target branded interactive experience adjacent to the newly reopened Rockefeller Center top floor observation decks. The Interactive Breezeway engages pedestrians in an ephemeral interactive encounter where their position and paths are traced by colorful avatars and effects.


This project features two glass pedestrian bridges designed as "Interactive Walkways," each with a field of LED lights embedded in resilient walking surfaces. Sensors detect the presence of people and the system triggers interactive light patterns on the walkway floor.


Computer controlled colored lights fill 81 windows extending over 180 meters at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc.) Patterns are controlled by cellphone by any caller from any location, raising issues concerning private interaction and control of public spaces.

Toshio Iwai's work


Toshio Iwai is a Japanese interactive media and installation artist who has also created a number of commercial videogames. In addition he has worked in television, music performance, museum design and digital musical instrument design.


Friday, October 26, 2007

Wi-Fi Detector Shirt


ThinkGeek product:
- Glowing animated shirt dynamically displays the current wi-fi signal strength
- Shows signal strength for 802.11b or 802.11g


Thursday, October 25, 2007

Sony's Bravia Advert

Try them virtually


"Glasses and contact lenses are noticeably big business all over Asia, so it’s no surprise to see a Japanese optician combining sales of spectacles with the venerable mobile phone.


Glasses superstore Megane Top has just started a handy service where browsers of the frame selection on their mobile website can go one step further and try them on virtually."
Source: digitalworldtokyo

Friday, October 12, 2007

Blade Runner - tears in the rain

Intimate Memory - XS Labs

This project focuses on the research and development of reactive garments that will display their history of use. XS Labs employ a variety of input and output methodologies to sense and display traces of physical memory on clothing. These garments record acts of intimacy and indicate time elapsed since the intimacy events have occured.

An Intimate Memory shirt with a very sensitive microphone in the collar and a series of light points in a flower pattern incorporated into the front of the shirt. When a friend or partner whispers something into your ear, the microphone will record this event and the lights will light up, showing that an intimate event has occurred. The number of lights indicates the intensity of the intimacy event. Over time, the lights turn off, one by one, to show how long it has been since the intimate event took place.

David Batchelor - Colour and Light

Through his artwork and writing, David Batchelor explores the concept of colour as a unique phenomenon: how colour’s omnipresence in everyday experience transcends function and aesthetics to create its own symbolic orders.

Brick Lane Remix 1 - Using second-hand light-boxes and shelving units, Batchelor’s Brick Lane Remix 1 is part of a series of work exploring how colour and culture are inextricably entwined. Grouping together a collection of electric signs found in the Banglatown area of London, Batchelor’s installation perfectly captures the gritty and exotic aura of Brick Lane, a shady side street notorious for prostitution, Jack the Ripper, and more recently, curry houses. Framing these cultural references as minimalist screens of neon hues, Batchelor creates a form of visual literature, isolating the essence of locality and contemporary legend. Source: Saatchi Gallery web site

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

United Visual Artists's work

UVA's approach combines three disciplines: art direction, production design and software engineering. They tightly integrate these elements to deliver real-time, immersive and responsive experiences.
They work equally with LED, traditional lighting and projection technologies as sculptural elements.

Volume is a sculpture of light and sound, an array of light columns positioned dramatically in the centre of the V&A’s garden (last winter). Volume responds spectacularly to human movement, creating a series of audio-visual experiences. Step inside and see your actions at play with the energy fields throughout the space, triggering a brilliant display of light and sound.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Club Penguin

"Club Penguin is a US social networking site for kids. There is millions of kids enjoying virtual life on Club Penguin. It’s kind of MySpace but instead of blogging and listing your favorite bands, you’re an animated penguin that can interact with other flightless avatars in a virtual arctic world.
Once registered, your penguin is free to roam the tundra, schmooze with other penguins, and participate in real-time games."

The American Look(1958)

Daan Roosegaarde's work

Daan Roosegaarde has sculpture graduation and a Master degree in architecture. Based in Rotterdam, his Studio Roosegaarde founded in 2006 initiates, researches and realises art and technology projects.

Roosegaarde's work explores the dynamic relationship between architecture, people and new media. His sculptures are a collision of technology and the human body. In this interaction the sculptures create a situation where visitor and (public) space become one.