physical computing


Syuzi Pakhchyan is a media designer and tinkerer working and residing in Los Angeles. She received her MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design. Her MFA thesis titled SparkLab investigates the intersection between culture, technology and craft. Her designs explore and encourage ludic activities that celebrate the quirky and speculative, and reflect personal experiences and cultural narratives. Currently she is working as a freelance Media and Interaction Design Consultant and teaches a robotics class to children.

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Geoffrey Bell is a new media designer who specializes in Interactivity and electronic media. With 8 years experience both as a teacher and a working professional, Geoffrey has exhibited his work both nationally and internationally. After graduating from The University of Michigan in 1999, Geoffrey has worked for a numerous array of companies and clients in New York City, including MTV Interactive, Penguin Putnam Publishing, internationally renound cartoonist Ted Rall and many other small design shops. In 2000, Geoffrey help jumpstart the multimedia production company, Cosmosis Productions and art directed a team of 20 designers to develop and design the mulitmedia projections for an off-Broadway musical called Fortune Cookie Dreams. Along with his multifaceted design background, Geoffrey has played a significant role as an academic, both publishing papers and conducting research surrounding his many interests in design.

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Start Date: 
1 Jul 2005

Miditron workshop led by Eric Singer. Learn to create sensor interfaces to extend and control your Max/MSP/Jitter performance environment, or any other software that accepts MIDI data as controllers. Instead of building everything from scratch, students will work with Eric Singer's Miditron to start with sensors right away.

Eric Singer's MidiTron is a MIDI to real-world interface designed to simplify the process of creating sensor and robotics based electronic art projects. It is easily user configurable and provides 20 terminals of digital and analog inputs and outputs in any combination.



Tactical Gizmology is a subcategory of Tactical Media. Beatriz da Costa and Critical Art Ensemble have facilitated a series of workshops in which interested participants could obtain basic knowledge in low- tech consumer electronics and use a series of different "gizmos" in political micro interventions. The aim of Tactical Gizmology is to introduce the use of electronic hardware and consumer products into the often software and print media dominated tool-kit of the Tactical Media practitioner.

Project Created: 
August 2002
selfbuilt 3D DLP LED projector

Interactive Digital Cinema Project

Immersive Interactive Multisensory Cinema Capture and Playback system studies novel aesthetic, expressive and narrative possibilities enabled by creative misuses of hardware and software technologies and computer vision methods. The project utilizes appropriated, hacked and modified hardware, microcontrollers, multiple 3d and video softwares using a custom workflow, and a minimalist viewing furniture based on a customized version of finnish industrial designer Esa Vesmanen's lounger design.

Project Created: 
January 2009
Image courtesy of Tom Bland

Keri Elmsly is a multimedia artist in the artist collective D-Fuse. She is currently Producer of United Visual Artists a British based collective whose current practice spans permanent architectural installation, live performance, and responsive installation.

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logo by Luma Eldin

littleBits is an opensource library of discrete electronic components pre-assembled in tiny circuit boards. Just as Legos allow you to create complex structures with very little engineering knowledge, littleBits are simple, intuitive, space-sensitive blocks that make prototyping with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together. With a growing number of available modules, littleBits aims to move electronics from late stages of the design process to its earliest ones, and from the hands of experts, to those of artists, makers and designers.

Project Created: 
April 2009
People: axel aesquite, Ayah Bdeir, Jie Qi, luma eldin, youngjin Chung
Research: Open Culture, Open Lab
Project Type: Electronics, Hardware
Tags: littleBits, physical computing, sensors
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