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I just created a new project for Mac OSX users who use iChat and iChatStatus called Status Play. Please go to the site and try it out! Read below for ...

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Status Play!

I still think this Ropod (Rotating Polar Display) project is the best thing since sliced bread – and it’s been around since 1994. i first ...

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Ropods unite!

Amos Latteier made this “Prosthetic Ass” out of an old chainsaw as an experiment to see what would happen if humans had mechanical additio...

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So you need a new ass?

Some friends of mine in Vienna are making these cool crochet laptop bags for people on the run who happen to like wool. Check out their site, really n...

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Crochet Laptop Bags…

Some shots from the first performance of SimpleTEXT that we did (including myself, Tim Redfern, and Duncan Murphy) in the BALTIC Comtemporary Art Muse...

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SimpleTEXT Unleashed!

The Turbine Hall of the Tate Modern in London is transformed into an environmental wonder by Danish artist Olafur Eliasson with his work, “The W...

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Weather in our Mist

The first version of this video was great, the second BushWacked video is not quite as good but definitely worth a look if you haven’t seen it. ...

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BushWacked – 2

Hmm. Not too original concept – LED sign in gallery, enter text from the web. Webcam in gallery pointed at LED sign, visitors to the site can re...

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Web to LED

Memorials sketches for the World Trade Center site are online. It’s hard to say if I like or dislike them. Memorials are tricky because on one h...

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WTC

Simon Faithfull in the UK is doing some great work. I really like the subtlety of the projects on the site, especially some of the ideas like SpaceCar...

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In the Cosmos…

This whole mis-use of Radio Frequency (RF) tools like Wi-Fi and GSM is really great. As far as I’m concerned, the only good use of technology so...

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BlueJack Anyone Lately?

I think there’s a danger calling anything intelligent. Not only technology, but also people! In high school my friends would tell me “ther...

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Higher Intelligence?

Cool show up now at Dublin’s Digital Hub called Exhibit4: Play! They are also sporting a new website (finally!). An interesting 3D gaming projec...

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Play (Video Games)

My research group at MLE just started a blog. We’ll see what happens as time goes by…. should be cool! Hopefully my other research group a...

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Group blog

Just saw this in Time Magazine’s 2003 Best Inventions section. Geez, if SARS could scare people into building one of these what will they think ...

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Fever Scanner?

Roger Ibars, who recently graduated from the RCA’s Interaction Design program, is doing some interesting work. The above project, called “...

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Hardwired Devices

DATA is one of the several arts and technology organizations taking part in the Distributed Creativity online forum organized by Eyebeam in NYC. The f...

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Distributed Creativity

Cool project called COMNET from the Fund for the City of New York that has a lot of relevance to local action/ neighborhood projects. The main aim is ...

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ComNET: Citizen Action!

I wish I could go to this next weekend – DMZ event at Limehouse Town Hall in the UK. Sounds like a good mix of everything from public Wi-Fi to w...

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in the DMZ

An artist friend of mine in LA is looking for 3D hair (like the one pictured above). That’s right, anyone who’s working on 3D and just wan...

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Hairy Planet

I read this article by Malcolm McLaren on 8-Bit Punk. McLaren, a legend in punk rock from the 70s (who I saw speak once in NYC) seems a bit overwhelme...

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8-Bit punk

Today I stayed in, but then went out to see Intolerable Creulty, the new Coen Bros film. Pretty amusing, esp George Clooney’s character, but the...

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Sleepy Day

No it’s not a USB pendrive for your data. This is the NetGear MA111, a USB WiFi adapter that lets any computer with a USB drive connect to a Wi-...

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USB Wi-Fi

These are two PlayStation 2 modifications (the one on the left is my entry – a Famicom mod) featured in a show put together by DEAF Ireland. A r...

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PS2 mods

Even McDonalds is getting into fashion these days with this digital watch that was included in a happy meal in one of their Amsterdam restaurants. Not...

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McDonalds High Fashion!

Just got back from an interesting four days at the E-culture Fair in Amsterdam that took place Oct 23-24th. The conference/event consisted of over 50 ...

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Eculture for Everyone!

Report from E-Culture Fair http://www.eculturefair.nl October 23-24, 2003 Paradiso, DeBalie, Melkweg Amsterdam, The Netherlands Although adding the l...

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Report from e-Culture Fair

When I was in Australia a few weeks back I met Richard Kelly Tipping – an Australian artist who creates really great work with signage across Au...

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Public Signage

Report from UBICOMP 2003 The Westin Hotel Seattle, WA, USA Oct 12-15, 2003 By Jonah Brucker-Cohen     Picture of the “Living Sculpture...

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Report from UBICOMP 2003

Heading to UBICOMP today in Seattle to show my project AudioBored! Should be a fun event – expect some live blogs from here where I will wait fo...

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On My Way

This was a hardware Nintendo hack I saw at ElectroFringe that combined a Famicom with the next Nintendo model. The mod included custom built knobs tha...

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Nintendo Hax!

This was the MIDI scrapyard challenge workshop I led in Newcastle, Australia today. Some amazing output from it . People built custom midi controllers...

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MIDI Scrapyard Challenge!

Made it to Newcastle, Australia for ElectroFringe! Here’s a pic of PoliceState in action – set up in the John Paynter Gallery (an old poli...

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PoliceState in effect

Getting ready for a two week trip to Australia/LA/Seattle. I’ll be in Australia for ElectroFringe where I will be leading a workshop, masterclas...

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On my way…

When I was in WDC (my home town) a month ago, I noticed there was something new on the license plates since I left. Is this goverment sponsored civil ...

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Sponsored Civil Disobedience?

Here on the last day at Ars Electronica – currently sitting in on the last conference with Alexei Shulgin, Christiane Paul, Amy Alexander, and o...

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Ars almost done!

I’m here w/kaki at Ars Electronica (above pic is from the conference) – been running around going to see the installations and talks.. a l...

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Live at Ars!

Walking through lower Manhattan a few weeks ago I couldn’t help but notice the Safer America shop a block from the WTC site. One of their “...

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Is America Safe?

Back in Dublin for a bit before I head to Ars Electronica to watch all the kool kids play with toys. Well not exactly, but stay tuned – will blo...

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Back for Ars Bit

Just got back from the US Open in NYC – where I saw Agassi and Capriati play. One thing I noticed when I went into the main stadium there was th...

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US Open Scanners!

Bass-Station is a wifi enabled 80’s Ghettoblaster boombox that lets you connect to it through any wireless card, upload tracks, and be a dj all ...

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Ace of Bass!

Whenever I’m on AIM (iChat) I always get sent a million links that I usually look at once and never remember. Then when it’s an important ...

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Your best buddy!

Well I am officially back home for a two week vacation to DC and NYC. When I’m here I will be giving a few talks in NYC – one at Eyebeam a...

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Back in the USA!

BIX is a “communicative display skin” for the Graz Kunsthaus. Basically a fully controllable display made of thousands of flourescent tube...

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BIX Skin

I’ve heard of color film and color prints, heck, I’ve even heard of color xerox, but Lomo’s cool new Color Splash Flash is a great w...

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Color Flash?

T-Shirts are pretty cool.. esp ones that reflect on everything from dot bomb to video games. ThinkGeek may have the classics, but I found some more lo...

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Wear it Well

Friendster is addictive and IM is pretty much pervasive to desktop users. But one thing thats missing in IM is knowing who your friends are chatting w...

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Who you chattin with?

I’ve heard of coin-operated web access, in fact I’ve even tried it and watched as my time (and money) slowly depleted before my eyes and w...

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Coin-Op Computer

I don’t know if anyone reads this blog. I am a bad publicist of this – but then again who knows? Anyone there?...

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Anyone Out There?

UK based installation art collective Greyworld have been making interesting sound projects in urban space since the late 80s. Their most recent projec...

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Grey Game

Cool new Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) merchandise (designed by Amy Franceschini from Futurefarmers.com) is now available at our online...

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DATA Merch

This is an amazing energy machine called Perpetuum Mobile by Wessel di Wesseli. Watch the quicktimes on this site and you will be pretty confused R...

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Energy Machines

We were just in Brussels, Belgium at the Imagine Interface workshop over the weekend. It was a really fun three day intensive electronics and prototyp...

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Imagine Interface

Well i’m not sure if it can really fit on one drive like these guys try to do – but what if there was something like SETI@HOME for harddri...

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The net on your drive

In Birmingham to install my PoliceState project and I was walking around town and I noticed this crazy building – that will eventually be a Self...

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BirminghamDiscs

Looks like Noderunner is taking off in other places – The london version hit the streets in May 2003 – and seemed to even more intense. Th...

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Node London

This game called Urban Challenge is a new breed of multi-player game. It fits with the current pervasive gaming trend, but on a much more accessable a...

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No Nodes Needed

Nice site from a collective of 8bit junkies called Beat13. Lucy Mclauchlan is responsible for the super illustrations found here. They are going to be...

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Beats and more

Just starting out with this blog – it’s meant for research and phd purposes only.. at this point but that will probably change as new stuf...

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Blog starts

Video Documentation from Scrapyard Challenge Workshops 2014 Drawbot Workshop, Children’s Museum of Manhattan STEAM Lab, April 14, 2014, NY, NY,...

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Workshops

Video from Jonah Brucker-Cohen’s talk at IGNITE NYC, @ Yahoo Open Hack, October 9, 2009, NYC, NY. Photo from Scrapyard Challenge Workshops talk ...

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Talks / Presentations

  Report from User_Mode Emotion and Intuition in Art and Design Symposium May 9-11, 2003 Tate Modern & London Science Museum, London, UK http...

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Report From User Mode 2003

My aim as an artist is to create work that challenges people's assumptions of what they perceive or take for granted......

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Artist Statement

Report from B.Playful November 28-29, 2002 Sheffield, UK URL: http://www.convergence-arts.com Held in the National Center for Popular Music (a failed ...

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Report from B.Playful 2002

Report from UBICOMP 2002 Goteborg, Sweden September 31 – October 2, 2002 By Jonah Brucker-Cohen (jonah(at)coin-operated.com) Picture of the R...

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Report from Ubicomp 2002

Report from Numer.02 Published on Rhizome.org – 4/23/02 April 19-21, 2002 Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France http://www.numer.org By Jonah B...

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Report from Numer 2002

Report from Transmediale.02 Published on Rhizome.org – 3/3/02 Feb 5-24, 2002 Haus De Kulturen de Welt, Berlin, Germany http://www.transmediale...

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Report from Transmediale 2002

Report From Transmediale.04: Fly Utopia!  http://www.transmediale.de Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2004 Haus Der Culturen Der Welt Berlin, Germany In the ba...

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Report from Transmediale 2004