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“Distance Lab” has launched in northern Scotland! This lab was founded by Stefan Agamanolis who ran the “Human Connectedness” ...

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Distance Lab Launches

I finally put up this video for my Forward Compatible project, a parasitic object attached to a Wi-Fi or fixed network router. The device monitors net...

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Forward Compatible Video

The 56K Modem Emulator “brings the old-skool joys of the dial-up connection to the modern day broadband user. Happiness is a squeaky analog conn...

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Emulatation Old Skool

This site lets you take a test to calculate how “Nerdy” you are! Pretty funny, I ranked a “Low Ranking Nerd. Definitely a nerd but l...

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Nerd Tests

I finally got around to putting up this video I made a while back – break dancing meets scientific equations! Enjoy!  45 total views...

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Breakin' Science Video Up

German artist Aram Bartholl did a “World of Warcraft” performance in public space where he had his name follow him over his head. Watch th...

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WOW in real life!

Here’s a photo from the opening of the “Cell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone” show at the Contemporary Museum in Baltimore. I was sh...

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SimpleTEXT in Baltimore

Due to an overload of activity the last few days, the comment system is broken. Hopefully I’ll get this fixed soon, thanks for your patience. &n...

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Comments Dead

Today’s my birthday – i turn —-! Another year gone by – pretty nuts..  40 total views...

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Bday

Above is a picture of the “MIDI Hoover” by David Bernard of Glasgow’s Pointless Creations. Bernard was the musical guest last week a...

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Sound Vacuum

This t-shirt is a nice way of selling yourself to the corporate crowd while maintaining your anonymity.  38 total views,  1 views ...

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Rent Your Chest

These hands were sticking out of the beach here in Uruguay. It’s not clear who the artist was who made them, but they were a pretty impressive t...

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Giants In The Sand

I’ll be back online sooooooooooooooooooon – hope everyone had a good new years and more to come…. (just wanted to refresh the calend...

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Happy New Year

We saw this inflatable bear outside an electronics shop today. Obviously someone who works there liked the SNL video too much and made the bear part o...

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Bear With A Box

Hope everyone has a good holiday! Posting on here will be minimal over the holidays as I’ll be running around like everyone else… still &#...

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Happy Holidaze

This sign was seen on a plant in a Montreal restaurant. I guess the owners were sick of getting amazed people wondering how their “plastic”...

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Ridiculous Disclaimers

Here’s the video of the “Cell Phone A-Life performance” I helped create at Eyebeam last October with Usman Haque and Karmen Franinov...

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Cell Phone A-Life Video

Here’s a pic from the “A-Life” cell phone performance I did last October with Usman Haque and Karmen Franinovic at the Architecture ...

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Cell Phone A-Life

This Nixie tube watch has the best batteries out there. Krusty the clown make’s batteries? I guess there’s nothing in the Simpsons Empire ...

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Nixie Watch Simpsons Style

I’m reblogging over at Eyebeam the next week as well, and with the holidaze coming up, I won’t be posting here too much until 2007 (althou...

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Hiatus

We saw this ad for “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” on the roof of a taxi in Manhattan today. Pretty nice unplanned reference between NYC t...

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Grand Theft Taxi

The news about Tower Records filing for bankruptcy is nothing new, but I noticed this sign in their window walking by their store today and it’s...

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Tower Records Goes Belly Up

This USB mini fish tank / glowing aquarium is a pretty cool stocking stuffer for the holidaze. Just make sure the fish aren’t really alive ̵...

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USB Fish Tank

I’m reblogging this week at Eyebeam’s Reblog – so watch over there and more to come from here soon….  36 total views...

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Reblogging

Our favorite “nerd core” rappper, YTCracker has just released a new album, “Nerd Life” on “Nerdy South” Records. T...

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Nerd Life For Sale

Here are some pictures from the DO IT TOO! exhibition that I showed my Drawbots project at in York, PA earlier this month. Some really nice work on th...

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Drawbots in PA

Hope everyone (in the US) has a good Turkey day this year! Remember it’s the (second to) last time you have to stuff your face before spring arr...

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Happy ThnxGvng!

Aram Bartholl’s (who I profiled for Gizmodo a while back) latest project “Map” converts the Google map markers into physical objects...

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(Google) Mapping Real Space

Nice article by Rachel Metz about the Artbots NYC Regional show that I showed my IPO Madness project in this past weekend. Above is a pic from the art...

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ArtBots The Article

Mexican artist Juan Gilberto Esparza Gonzalez’s street interventions are really nice ways of exploring the city in creative ways through sculptu...

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Revisiting Urban Space

Taking a break for a bit – more to come next week! havagoodweeknd!  42 total views...

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Breakin'

Here at the Arhus Art Museum in Denmark there was a giant boy living on the first floor. He was a bit shy with all the people around, but still seemed...

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Giants

I’ll be showing my IPO Madness project at the upcoming ArtBots Regional NYC exhibition at Location One in NYC from November 9-12th! Should be a ...

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IPO Madness @ Artbots NYC!

Saw this sign on a NYC street today. Pretty funny mistake by whoever typed in the text – since they couldn’t fit the “Use of Fake...

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ID or no ID

Undersound “is a new type of experience, an interface that is on your mobile phone and in the underground stations you pass through every day. I...

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The Sound From Down Under

Pretty hilarious sign seen at a Florida Morgan Stanley Branch. I guess someone in there must be working way too hard.  38 total views...

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Morgan Stanley Madness

Walking around in Florida, we came across this urban teleportation device. Pretty nice ubiquitous use of futuristic technology. Too bad we were nowher...

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Teleporting

I didn’t believe it was actually possible, but I saw this in a store the other day – Twinkies Baking Set. I guess the results discovered d...

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Cooking Twinkies

Brisbane, Australia-based media artist, Tim Plaisted has a exhibition of kinetic video objects called “New TV“. “Works such as TV Sw...

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Art in Motion

My Drawbots project is in the “DO IT TOO!: Exhibition of Participatory Art” at York Arts that opens on Thursday in York, PA. Several bots ...

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Drawbots on the Loose

Here’s a screenshot of a Google ad that came out on my site. Pretty funny. “Boring Machines” are always big selling items! i love th...

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Best Ad

The MediaCity Conference in Weimar this November “wants to enable the research about occurring processes of media use in urban contexts in the w...

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Media in the City

I’ll be showing my PoliceState project at the “Art on the Edge” International Art Festival in Aarhus, Denmark this October. On the e...

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Art On The Edge

Today my solo show in Montreal opened! Above is a pic of my PoliceState project in the gallery at OBORO. Overall the show went really well and will be...

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Show Up!

I did an interview with Regine from We-Make-Money-Not-Art discussing projects in my upcoming solo gallery show opening Sept 16th in Montreal, Canada. ...

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Interview up

I’m off to Montreal where I’ll be setting up a solo show of 6 of my projects at OBORO which opens at 5 pm on September 16th. At 3 pm on th...

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Solo Show in Montreal

These shirts from One Horse Shy are pretty brilliant. Definitely makes me think twice about whether or not I should keep writing this blog. Maybe I...

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To Blog or Not to Blog

I just finished up a Gallery interview with artist/designer Elise Co over at Gizmodo. Above is a picture of her “UFOS” shoes in collaborat...

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Gizmodo Gallery: Elise Co

The “First-Person Shooter Glasses” by Aram Bartholl are paper cut-out glasses anyone can download, print-out and wear around town that mak...

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Shooting Reality

Coming out of my blogging silence for a sec because this was too good. This wins the award for the most low tech web-design advertisement I’ve e...

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Non Digital Web

Taking a break from the blog for a week while I get ready for an upcoming show.. More on that soon – stay tuned!  33 total views...

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Breakin'

Walking around San Francisco yesterday we came across this computer store, “New Digit”. Pretty funny name for a store, and is it really &#...

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Being Digital

Last nite we checked out the Survival Research Labs extravaganza here at ISEA 2006! Pretty amazing show of fires, giant Tesla coils (see the mushroom-...

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SRL In Full Effect

Here at ISEA we checked out Rania Ho’s “Ho Fatso” exhibit which was located in a theater space in San Jose. Basically the wearer put...

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Ho Fatso!

We put up photos from our workshop here. Above is a picture of the giant Styrofoam Tower I built to lure people towards our space!  38 total...

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DIY Urban Challenge Photos

We also went to the opening of the ISEA exhibition last nite in South Hall. Walking around town, we noticed some cement bricks attached to light posts...

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ISEA 2006 Exhibition

Yesterday we finished up our workshop at ISEA 2006. Some really great projects! Since most people built innovative land vehicles, we decided that the ...

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DIY Urban Challenge Day 2

Walking through San Francisco the other day on our way to ISEA we passed this “Real Estate” broker. I’m assuming that everything you...

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Communist House

The very cool “Email Erosion” project by Portland Oregon-based artists, Ethan Ham and Tony Muilenburg, creates sculptures out of “bi...

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Materializing Spam

Heading to ISEA in San Jose – more from there soon! Peace out!  36 total views...

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Off to ISEA

The Tactical Sound Garden is “an open source software platform for cultivating public “sound gardens” within contemporary cities. It...

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Sound In The City

Another cool PC casemod, the instant 486 BBQ! Now they have to come up with a desert dish – maybe some “ColdFushion” sorbet.  4...

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Recycle or Cook

Looking around Flickr, I found some really great Internet Cafe pictures like the one above for “Gogle”. Or if you really hate the “E...

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Crazy Internet Cafe Roundup

I finally got my blog software updated! Very cool! Thanks so much to Ernesto for helping me out with this. Now hopefully I can actually have a “...

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Updated!

Saw the funniest thing today on my walk to the library – this sign posted on a few street light poles: “Missing Canon Powershot CameraR...

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Lost Camera!

Parisian street artist “Space Invader”‘s show “Rubik Space” included more of his pixelated aliens – this time on a...

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Rubik Space

Taking a break from the blog for a bit.. more to come in a week from ISEA 2006 in San Jose. Over and out.  33 total views...

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breakin'

If you are really hungry and need to store your DATA somewhere fast, look no further than USB Sushi – these guys made it on the “10 Weirde...

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Memory Meal

Here’s an interview/article I did for Gizmodo on Reno, Nevada based artist, Joseph DeLappe. You can read the article here. Above is a pic of his...

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Interview With Joseph DeLappe

Here’s an interview in “Ping Mag” with Roger Ibars about some of his new work. Very cool stuff. My favorite is the above piece: R...

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Roger Ibars: New Work

This is a picture of a label from a brand of suitcase that I saw. Not sure why anyone would purchase a suitcase with the “Smuggler” logo o...

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Just Smuggle It

Katherine and I are running our MIDI Scrapyard Challenge Workshop at Machine Project gallery / lab space in Los Angeles this weekend, Sunday, July 9th...

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MSC @ Machine Project – LA

Happy 4th of July weekend! (For those of you in the US). I’m gone for a much needed break.. more to come soon!  39 total views,  ...

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Happy 4th

Today, July 1, 2006, this blog turns 3! 3 years ago I started writing here, not knowing how I would be able to sustain writing (almost) daily when I&#...

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3 Year Anniversary

This t-shirt is a nice way of saying that you need some time away from technology. Especially fitting for the summer when the great outdoors are calli...

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Computer Break

This “SPAM shirt” was spotted in Amsterdam today. Pretty cool idea. It reminds me of the original Spam Shirt that puts actual spam of your...

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SPAM to go

This T-shirt is a great way to prove both your love for the Christian faith and the almighty power of Intel and computing in general. I wonder if ther...

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2.0 GHZ Jesus

Walked by this shop in Amsterdam today. “PC’OKE” -although it looks like an ad for a drug den. Smoke crack while we work on your PC....

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PC on Drugs

Today we head to Amsterdam to lead one of our Scrapyard Challenge workshops at STEIM. Should be cool! If you are around the area, please stop in and s...

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Off to Amsterdam

If you’ve left a comment on the blog and it isn’t showing up – its because the comments system is currently broken – ie. IR...

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Comments Broken

Here’s an article I wrote about Heath Bunting’s “SuperWeed” project for the “System_Hack” show. Read Up!  39&...

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System_Hack

The “iDon’t” anti-iPod campaign is pretty interesting. Above is a pic I took of one of their ads on a billboard in NYC. To them, the...

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iDon't Therefore iDo

Toronto-based artist Amos Latteier‘s latest project “We’re Not Gonna Take It!” lets people call into a local phone number and ...

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Protest Songs For Everyone

Texas based artist, Max Kazemzadeh’s “Sun.Dial” project is a “an internet-based installation project that fosters a sense of s...

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Dial The Sun

Blast Theory‘s latest project “Day Of The Figurines“, ” is set in a fictional town that is littered, dark and underpinned with...

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Day of the Figurines

Part one of an interview I did for the “School Library Journal” about my work and the history of Coin-Operated.com is here and Part 2 of t...

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Interview Up

Today is 6.6.6. but I don’t believe in any of that stuff. haha – I guess if the world does end at least we’ll know that the genius w...

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6.6.06

The book ‘New Media Art” by Mark Tribe and Reena Jana (published by Taschen) came out today in the US! The project Umbrella.net that Kathe...

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New Media Art

This short clip from the pseudo documentary “How William Shatner Changed The World” is pretty hilarious. It shows a crazed William Shatner...

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William Shatner

Recent Parsons School of Design grad, Paul Notzold’s “Textual Healing” project examines the public use of text (or SMS) messaging by...

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Just the TXT Please

The OwlProject’s “iLog” is a wooden iPod-like MP3 player that is sure to give you a musical “splinter”. From the descrip...

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Pump Up The iLog

Taking a break from the blog for a bit, more to come soon tho.  39 total views...

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Breakin'

Check out this interview I did for Gizmodo with Chicago-based artist Sabrina Raaf. Above is a picture of her project “Icelandic Rift”! Ver...

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Sabrina Raaf Interview Up

This book, “Hackoff.com” by Tom Evslin, bills itself as “a historic murder mystery set in the Internet bubble and rubble”. The...

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Murder Dot Com

DLLD.com has to be one of my favorite all-time websites. It’s the story of “One Eye” and “Liz” and the only reason I fou...

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DLLD

Just uploaded a video about Katherine and my MIDI Scrapyard Challenge workshops to our main project page. You can watch it here. This video documents ...

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MIDI Scrapyard Challenge Video

The book “New Media Art” (2006) from Taschen by Mark Tribe and Reena Jana is now out in Europe. Here’s a link to its page on the Tas...

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New Media Art

Beijing-based, US artist, Rania Ho’s “Fatso” project “is an interactive installation consisting of inflatable fat suits and a ...

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Get Phat

While in Montreal we passed this net cafe on the street. I’m not sure I would want to go in there with my laptop and “catch” somethi...

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Internet Virus Cafe