Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii

Art imitating life imitating art imitating life with desk lamp.

Desk Lamp Luciferous Radii is inspired by a recent web video documenting a desk lamp robot built by students in a physical computing class at the University of Victoria, Wellington in New Zealand. The students used open source technology like Arduino micro-controllers and a programming language called Processing to generate the behavior of a disarmingly

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We Dematerialise Our Lives

We dematerialise our lives. Launch into a dreamtime of tropical climes, alien sunrises, and fresh horizons of the mind. We innoculate ourselves against capital. Live in the ruins. Berries fill our basket. We gather wild flowers for the table; Keep feathered dinosaurs. Eat their eggs. We carry our lives Like a snail it’s home. We

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Tribes of the Makers

Pupate, Emerge, Mutate, Stigmerge. Tune into a planetary urge. Humans commune. Rerender the centre. Nurture the nature. Apprentice the mentor. Harness the markets. Remodel the odds. Accept the extension. A diffusion of helping. The tribes of the makers The revolt of the massless.  

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Perpetual Ocean animation

NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio has a beautiful animation of global ocean currents available in HD. The visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to

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Video Game Epiphanies

Video Game Epiphanies is a catalogue of formative virtual experiences. [issuu layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml showflipbtn=true documentid=110301230907-2caf696d025b4388b3c7244ca1ebd2ca docname=vge_v3 username=bumblenut loadinginfotext=Vidoe%20Game%20Epiphanies showhtmllink=true tag=zine width=600 height=364 unit=px]

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Shamans believe…

This drawing illustrates a passage from Peru: Hell and Back an article by Kira Salak on the National Geographic website.  The author describes her experiences during several ayahuasca rituals conducted under shamanic guidance in the Peruvian Amazon. All of the text in the image is taken from the article. I originally came across the article

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RepRap to the Sea

Here is a pataphysical approach to the  Great Pacific Garbage Patch. SROPSU is a self replicating sea borne plastic dissembly/replication unit.  The abundant scrap plastic floating in the world’s oceans is taken into its maw with a conveyor belt.  The plastic is molecularly recombined to self replicate RepRap in the fabricator end of the unit. 

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Molecular Disassembling Unit

  This image of a mushroom enabled garbage composter was inspired by a video podcast of Paul Stamets talking about his extensive research into the bioremediation capabilities of mycelium networks (aka mushrooms). Here is link to a transcript of another great interview with Stamets about the remarkable nature of mushrooms.

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