Yesterday we went to the “Busy Mall” in Queens and checked out the goods. The name was definitely correct on this one....

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Get Busy

Here in Brussels we passed this store nearby the workshop space! Pretty cool – tons of good stuff in there like “Chocolate Silicon Chips&#...

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Food For Programmers

Some really great talks from Alessandro Ludovico (of Neural), Jaime Villarreal, and Ivan Twohig at the last DATA event in Dublin. Check out all the ta...

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DATA 30 Videos up

Katherine and I just got back from Murcia, Spain where we were commissioned artists for the SOS4.8 Festival on Art and Sustainable Design. Plus it was...

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SOS 4.8 Fest Documentation

I just built this iPhone box mod as a project box for one of my projects because I needed a new container for it and didn’t have access to a dri...

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iPhone Box Mod

The video above is the results of a Drawbots workshop held at St. James National School, Stradbally, Ireland on April 23rd, 2008. Drawbots is a simple...

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Drawbots in Irish School

I’ve started writing for Neural. Check out my first post here on Chico MacMurtrie’s “Totem Mobile”. Pretty cool project…...

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Neural Posts

Dublin-based French artist Ben Gaulon has set up his PrintBall project in Dublin facing a glass window, undoubtably an intense experience to be standi...

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PrintBall in Dublin

Taking a break from the blog for a bit – more to come next week! Happy March btw....

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Breakin

The website for the “Design and the Elastic Mind” show at the Museum of Modern Art is now live. You can see my project, “Wifi-Hog...

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Wifi-Hog on the MoMa site

Today’s my birthday. Today I turn 3–! Pretty nuts, another year gone by…....

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Bday

Breaking from the blog for a bit… check out my posts on the MAKE blog instead!...

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Breakin

Just wanted to say happy new year to everyone! Thanks for tuning into Coin-Op and hope everyone has a great 2008!...

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Happy New Year!

I saw this in a personal library the other day. It’s probably not a good idea to put these two books next to each other on a shelf....

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Unfortunate Book Placement

Taking a break from the blog for the holidaze – more to come soon! Hope everyone has a good one!...

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Happy Holidaze

This is what happens when you try to be Jack Bauer in the age of dial-up! Hilarious.. thanks Steve for the link…...

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24 from 1994!

Today I published my 100th post on the Make Blog since I started writing for them back on Sept 13th, 2007. You can read all of my posts here. Click on...

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100 Posts on MAKE

Today coin-operated.com turns 10! 10 years ago today (Dec 12, 1997) I released a 7″ record of one of my old bands on a record label I called ...

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Coin-operated turns 10

I exhibited BumpList recently in the “Web 2.0 Generation” exhibition at the Enter 3, 3rd International Festival for Arts, Sciences, and Te...

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BumpList at Enter 3

I’m heading to Barcelona on Tuesday to give a talk about my work at the NOW: Meetings in the Present Continuous event happening at the CCCB. It ...

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Talk @ NOW, Barcelona, Spain

This “Cassette Deck Guitar” was built during our Scrapyard Challenge workshop in Lima, Peru. Pretty cool design integrating an old guitar ...

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Cassette Deck Guitar

Next week I’ll be installing my projects SpeakerPhone and Alerting Infrastructure! at the BLIP! show at the Fundacion Telefonica here in Lima, P...

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Blip! show in Lima

Yesterday while driving around Lima, we passed this Norbert Weiner Institute (the grandfather of Cybernetics). Didn’t get a chance to go inside,...

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Norbert Weiner Institute

This was a funny restaurant seen around Lima. I got my sandwich with an extra slice of “eBay” and some “YouTube” dressing. Was...

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Hungry? Just go online!

Walking around Lima, Peru last night we came across this Internet/Travel Agency! Lightsabers not included with the price of a round trip ticket!...

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May the Internet be with you

Hope everyone out there has a happy “spooky” halloween this year! I think my favorite costume so far this year is this guy’s YouTube...

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Happy Halloween!!!

Taking a break from the blog for a bit! More to come next week!...

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Breakin

Katherine Moriwaki and my project “Umbrella_net” is included in the book “New Media Design” by Tricia Austin and Richard Doust...

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New Media Design Book

This sign was spotted in our neighborhood. Pretty funny reminder not to park in a driveway. Unless it’s an invisible car…....

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Sign of the times

This DIGG shirt makes you wish you had some friends. Kinda sad that the only way to get more DIGGS on this shirt is to get punched in the stomach, but...

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DIGG shirt gets you punched

Taking a break from the blog for a bit, more to come next week!...

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Breakin

This Sinclair Radio Watch by Dagfinn Aksnes (one of our Scrapyard Challenge Workshop participants in Glasgow) is a really cool project that reminds me...

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Sinclair Radio Watch

I’ve been blogging over at the Make Blog recently so that’s why I haven’t been posting so much here. More to come next week from Sco...

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Make Blog

I just finished up a Gizmodo Gallery on Paris-based media artists, Helen Evans and Heiko Hansen (also known as HeHe). HeHe’s work provides intri...

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Gizmodo Gallery: HeHe

The Offload festival: Systems for Survival, taking place in Bristol, UK this Sept 13-16th, is “the UK’s first network media and systems a...

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"OffLoading" Art

The Space Hijackers, an artist group based in London, UK (known for their pretty cool “Circle Line Parties” on the London Tube) are having...

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Tank You Very Much

Thomas Edward’s project “Touch” (2007) reminds me of a homeade version of “In Touch” created at the MIT Media Lab’...

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History Repeats Itself

We went to the Library of Congress today and checked out the audio tour. In this case you use your own cell phone – just call a local phone numb...

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Cell Phone Tour Guide

My project, PleaseSpam.Us was written about in the French newspaper, La Liberation today. You can read the French to English translation here, or the ...

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PleaseSpam.US in the news!

Toronto based artist Amos Latteier who I profiled for Gizmodo back in November, 2005 is building a huge kite inspired by Alexander Graham Bell’s...

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Bell Kite Project

This is great – now I can save my cash every breath I take. I should have come up with this idea – damn!...

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Freedom!

This “Drive Tray Guitar” was built by a workshop participant during our MIDI Scrapyard Challenge workshop held at Eyebeam in NYC last week...

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Drive Tray Guitar @ MSC

Today marks 4 years of this blog being up and running. I started this blog back when I was still living in Ireland and now 4 years later after a few &...

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4 Years of Coin-Op Blog

Today we saw this super cool “Bird Cage PC Case Mod” built by a member of the Basurama team in Madrid. Best of all you attach the “p...

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Bird Cage Case Mod!

The Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA) a community art/tech group I co-founded in 2002 with Darklight founder Nicky Gogan has made a comebac...

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DATA Returns!

This “Gyrating” purse was also constructed in a few hours during the “wearables” component of our workshop this week. The snap...

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Purse Activated!

Yesterday we took a trip out of town to the Madrid trash sorting center to pick up some more junk electronics, etc. I really liked this sign posted fo...

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More Junk and Survival

This modified printer was built by workshoppers today during the MIDI Scrapyard Challenge mini-workshop in this larger “Scrapyard Challenge̶...

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BattleStar Printer-Galactica