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Shih Chieh Huang

April 13th, 2009

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Installation artist Shih Chieh Huang transforms spaces with everyday objects. His most recent project “EX-I-09″ currently on show at the Beall Center for Art + Technology focuses on exploring the unusual evolutionary adaptations undertaken by creatures that reside in inhospitable conditions.

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On Air: "Broadcast" at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

By Chloe Gray on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 pm

 
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You certainly (and it is even on) already wondered whether it were possible to do something of these old VHS which trail in a corner of your attic. And well yes: it is possible. You can for example transform them into key USB. The video tutorial here, and it of demonstration right in lower part. And yes!

 
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Make PPE milk bottles into good looking LED lights, and use an Arduino to control them. This recycles a number of things, mainly the milk bottles, and uses a very low amount of power: the LEDs apparently dissipate less than 3 watts but are bright enough to see by.

Among other things, I wanted to see if I could make an electronic light feel more human friendly than most, and found rotary controllers are a good way of doing this.




PPE milk bottles make for a cheap yet aesthetically pleasing way to diffuse LED lighting. Especially if you can find nice round ones :)

 
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Rhett Dashwood, Creative Director based in Melbourn just informed about this interesting project:

Over the course of several months beginning October 2008 to April 2009 I’ve spent some of my spare time between commercial projects searching Google Maps hoping to discover land formations or buildings resembling letter forms. These are the results of my findings limited within the state of Victoria, Australia.

 
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A glance accelerated on the infernal spiral of the real estate market of these last years and on the subprimes. Realized by Mike Winkelmann, this animation whirling in isometric 3D is centered on structural components of the play Sim City. Until the fall, in film end.



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It's down to the wire for copyright term extension in Europe: the EuroParl votes tomorrow morning on whether sound recordings are going to get extra decades of copyright. This, after all the actual economic and policy experts have weighed in to say that this won't generate any substantial income for artists (but will put hundreds of millions of euros into the pockets of a few giant record companies), and will doom huge swaths of European musical history to obscurity because no one will be able to figure out who it belongs to, so no one will be able to re-issue it.

Term extension has been a failure around the world. In the US, it's created a disastrous mountain of "orphan works" -- more than 98% of the works in copyright, according to findings from the Supreme Court's hearing of Eldred v Ashcraft -- that can't be brought back to life and will likely disappear before they enter the public domain.

 
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On Sunday i went on a fun tour of the new ARS Electronica Center, they have all sorts of robots, prosthetic limbs, interactive installations, a biolab, a fablab and more geekiness and jaw-dropping exhibitions that i thought one could ever fit in one single building. The one thing i want to write about right now are the kinetic sculptures of Arthur Ganson. I know so little about kinetic art and he's so famous. He even gave this charming TED talk:

 
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Just 23 characters long, his message, “using EEG to send tweet,” demonstrates a natural, manageable way in which “locked-in” patients can couple brain-computer interface technologies with modern communication tools.

A University of Wisconsin-Madison biomedical engineering doctoral student, Wilson is among a growing group of researchers worldwide who aim to perfect a communication system for users whose bodies do not work, but whose brains function normally. Among those are people who have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brain-stem stroke or high spinal cord injury.