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So far our workshop at artbots has been really fun. Lots of people stopping by to build controllers! The show itself has been great as well and I̵...

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Hangin in Dublin

Heading to Artbots this week in Dublin, Ireland (my old stompin grounds!), where Kaki and I will be running one of our MIDI Scrapyard Challenge events...

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Artbots 2005

Just saw War of the Worlds and in the end it appears as if there is ever an alien attack, we should just open the fences to all the bird sanctuaries o...

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War of the Birds

It sucks to be in London this morning – just wanted to send a shout out to anyone reading over there… hope you and everyone you know is sa...

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Scary Shit

Had a followup angiogram yesterday and the good news is that I’m all clear and really on the way to a good recovery! I don’t have to worry...

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All Clear!

hmm. I was looking through some of my old stuff this weekend and I found a copy of the “Disaster Action Coloring Book”. The book features ...

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Disasters Coloring Book

I’ve noticed recently… lots of articles about the iTunes phone from Apple and Motorola. I’m curious if this is really going to happe...

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Does Apple own "i"?

Over in Dublin, DATA Event 21 went off without a hitch! This was the first DATA event I’ve missed – since I moved back to the US this year...

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DATA 21

Walking around Chicago yesterday, we came across some interesting homeade signage. This one promises to erase your criminal record for only $25 ! nice...

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only $25!

So far, Wired Nextfest has resembled a trade show more than a “worlds” fair. There have been a few notable projects in the show like the e...

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We are heading to Wired NextFest where Kaki is showing her Urban Chameleon project. This year’s event is on Chicago’s Navy Pier which seem...

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NextFest

Buzztracker is a new dashboard widget for Mac OSX Tiger, that shows a global map with indicators of important news events happening in real-time. A qu...

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Visually Track the News

Here’s some info on a new project of mine called BumpNet. BumpNet is a wireless network that challenges the existing methods of connectivity amo...

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BumpNet

This hack looks like a really nice way to enjoy emulated NES games on a portable. Would be nice to get back into things like this… Roger Ibars d...

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NES to ppc

I’m not sure how legal this is, but there’s a NYC metrocard for sale on eBay for much less than what its worth. Sounds like a good deal, b...

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Subway sale

Apple has some answers to tell after the big “switch” that was announced a few days ago! I’m wondering if Steve Jobs was really trut...

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Apple's Switch

If you have an old Nintendo controller hanging around, this might be the perfect way to mod it. This Nintendo 4-port USB hub will make you the envy of...

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NES USB Hub

AINSO is an internet hosting company where “power is generated using 120 solar panels located on the roof of the data center.” Thus it cre...

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Solar Powered Network

Simon Greenwold’s “I Like to Watch” is “a program that watches television. Specifically, it watches COPS on Fox. It is not a v...

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Cop Watcher

Not only do they take up brain space, they take up HD space! Today I got rid of a lot of useless languages on my Mac with this cool OSX app MonoLingua...

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Languages Take Up Space

I know a few people who would buy one of these – not only for its kitsch appeal, but also because they are addicted to this stuff and dont want ...

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Sugar Rush

Deadline Games’ project, “On The Farm” puts you in the shoes of two kids living on a farm. From the website: “Town dwellers Wi...

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"Playing" The Farm

Microsoft(ie)’s next generation OS, Longhorn, is getting rid of the “MY” from “My Computer” and “My Ass” in ...

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Tech Speek

Now on sale, the Dookie iSmell from “CrApple” ! Features “No removable storage. — No chance of upgrading this clunker. â€...

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iCrap

We were in some junk shops in Athens when I found one of these: Surfman is a wireless “Internet Controller” (yippeee!) thats “lets y...

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Control the Internet

We are in Athens doing one of our MIDI Scrapyard Challenge (pic above) workshops at the university here. Its been a great experience and the students ...

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Scrapyard!

This San Fran based project is literally “Making You Think” all about how bad our president really “stinks”. Just go to the si...

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Just Poo It

Since I’ve been back home (the US) I’ve noticed how much paper is consumed on a daily basis and how nothing can be accomplished without it...

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Paperless Society? When?

They are filming Superman Returns now in Sydney. The scheduled release date for the flick is June 30, 2006 and it’s directed by none other than ...

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Superheros Everywhere

Good news from the folks at Rhizome, the site is free again for all users to subscribe to email lists and see recent posted content.. if you want to t...

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Let Free Access Ring

Kaki and I are in Montreal where she is speaking at the HTMELLES festival. It’s nice to be back in my old stomping grounds – things have d...

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In Montreal

The Groove tube is “a translucent plastic box that attaches with suction cups to the screen of your television. It has a grid of dividers inside...

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Groovin'

Today I put a Creative Commons License on my Drawbot project. This will hopefully save me some time / energy in the future. . . we shall see..  4...

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Drawbots License

This project, Google Will Eat Itself looks like a news site hosting feeds about “e-business” opportunities and other news. The kicker is t...

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Google Snax

Yesterday I wrote my first Widget for Dashboard in the new OSX, Tigrrr. It’s pretty simple and doesn’t do too much, but it got me interest...

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Widget Hacking

The lines are getting long I better get my tickets now! Yipes..  51 total views,  1 views today...

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Episode III

My G4 laptop gets so hot I def want to turn it off the whole summer if possible. So when I saw this, I was excited that Apple may have realized the pr...

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G5 Laptops Won't Burn Your A##

The Art of Decision, an exhibition opening in Dublin, Ireland is ” an interactive multimedia exhibition that encourages the individual to realiz...

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Decisions, Decisions…

Some video games just don’t make the cut. They have all the right elements but something just doesn’t seem right and they fail before they...

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B-Games

This ad is all over the subways in NY and people are flipping out about it in blogs as well and apparently cows have guns now so my question is…...

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Cows Are Up to No Good

The Resonance project “explores the nature of invisible yet discernible material forces and the impact of these vibrating energies on our enviro...

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Resonance in the Air

An article I wrote on Wifi-Hog is up on the Locative Media site. This article focuses on the story of the project and the idea behind it, as well as c...

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Wifi Hog Article

Opening in Tokyo’s Intercommunication Center (ICC) is Open Nature a show curated by Yukiko Shikata and focusing on “the “nature̶...

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Green Machine

This informal event called SMAL or “Season of Media Arts London” is a get-together for people to showcase projects “support and stim...

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Tis' the SMAL

The idea is spreading… This guy turned his car into a roving Wifi Hotspot that broadcasts a signal whereever he drives and allows people to conn...

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MagicCar

The Pedestrian Levitation project “puts human movement in a virtual world. The work analyses pedestrians on the crossroad of the Chaussée de ...

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Representing Movement

The IMC EXPO is going on in NYC now. Reading this quote on the website made me laugh: “If you’re looking to introduce a new technology, pr...

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Talk and more Talk

San Fran’s ParkScan program outfits ordinary citizens with wireless PDAs, online maps of local parks, and surveys for them to report on health a...

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Citizen Mediated Parks

Not that I play guitar (I’m a drummer), but if I did I might look into being cheesy enough to get one of these JamPod attachments for the iPod t...

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a Pod for Every iCcasion

This story of a woman killed here in NYC after stepping into the street and getting hit by and ambulance is pretty crazy. Did she not hear the sirens?...

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Crossing The Street

It’s always sad to see the weekend go, but i guess it just makes you anticipate the next one on the way. We checked out Steven Chow’s Kung...

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Weekend Closing

Tonite, Kaki and I are giving talks at ITP about our work and projects. It will be nice to go back to the school we both graduated from and see what t...

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Night of the Talks

Yesterday we took a lot of old, outdated computer equipment I had in storage, over to the “Recycle Your Electronics” day in Park Slope. Th...

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Recycle Your Computers!

This new show on Fox about the vegetative Terry Shiavo makes me wonder whats next for reality TV? It’s about as crazy as Kumawar that lets you &...

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FOX Going Too Far?

Its cool that SMS is finally catching on in the US. The fact that Google has set up a new service that allows people to send SMS to get things like mo...

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SMS gets Googled

Reliving the 80s never felt so good to waste time with this 80s Arcade Game site! All the games are here like Moon Patrol, Pac Man, Frogger, even Simo...

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80s Arcade

Parisian street artist “Space Invader” has a new show up called “Rubik Space” where he’s created more of his pixelated a...

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Rubik Space

A recent article in Slashdot about the new Apple Powerbook motion sensors reminds me of an old project of mine from 2001 called LiveWindow (check out ...

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The Physical Computer

The Talks we gave at UCLA about our work are available in streaming real media from the UCLA website. Check them out..  58 total views, &nbs...

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Talks online

The Playing the Past conference in Florida is happening right now! – looks pretty cool – especially the keynote by Mary Flanagan and the t...

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Games and More Games

Usman Haque’s Floatables project is a mobile shield against all technological signals, waves, radiation, data, etc.. that permeates dense urban ...

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Hiding from the Future

If there’s a serious “terrorist threat” to the US (or the world?), apparently President Bush is setting up a kill switch to shut dow...

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Closing Down GPS!

Have you ever been close to a wifi network but havent been able to get a consistent signal? This seems to happen to me all the time. With these cool Q...

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Reaching the Signal

Kaki and I are are heading west for a few weeks to California – LA and SF. We are giving a few talks while there – one at USC‘s inte...

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Heading West

Spending more time in doctors office waiting rooms, I snapped a pic of this sign that I think means “no mobile phones or radios” although ...

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Ambiguous signage

Another scalding article about Media Lab Europe surfaced in the Irish Times this week. It mentions that the conditions were “hell-like” wo...

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MLE chaos!

Kaki and I are talking about our work at Parsons School of Design tonite for the Jihui Salon. You can check out the webcast if you can’t make it...

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Talk @ Parsons Tonite

After leaving Ireland last December, I’m finding out lot of good things I missed when I lived there. Today I found out about this great search e...

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Irish Search

Been checking out Google’s Video Search recently.. Seems like a good tool for finding video clips online, but also seems a bit pointless because...

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Video for the Masses

Kaki and I gave a talk today at Eyebeam on our UMBRELLA.net project. The project is still going strong – just on a little bit of a hiatus recent...

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Urban Gaming

Went to Christo’s “The Gates” in Central park this past weekend. It was pretty spectacular to see all of the 7500 gates draped aroun...

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Gated Community

The RSS Feed for this blog is different now.. please update the feed in your readers… The link for the new feed is on the bottom left side of th...

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New Feed

Got some more stuff for our new apt today and its starting to feel even more homey by the minute – very nice. I also had a visual field test whi...

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Settling In

Today Kaki and I gave talks about our work at the Queens Museum of Art – for an event called Ciudad Transmobil – which was mainly about mo...

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Queens Of the Mobile Tech

Thanks so much to my old high school friend Ernesto for helping me get this blog back up and running! I’ll be back here for the next year or mor...

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Back on my (Blogging) Feet!

I might be moving servers in the next week or so, so this blog could be in jeopardy for a few days and possibly go offline… Don’t worry, i...

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Moving Servers

Well my talk from Ars Electronica (scroll down for my name) this Aug/Sept is now online so if you missed me in Austria, you can watch it through Windo...

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Ars Talk Now Online!

Well I am now out of the hospital for the 2nd time! Recovery is getting faster.. nice! This time aound was a lot better than the last time which prett...

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Discharged 2

Well I am back in the hospital now after having more strange feelings (twinges) and not being able to sleep. Now I’m in a private room in a diff...

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back in the hospital

Since I fell ill, I’ve spent a few (unpleasant) hours in hospital emergency rooms waiting for doctors (and probably will spend more hours in the...

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WaitingRooms

Today, on a suggestion from my GP, I went to the pool to try and do some excersizes to build back the muscles I lost while in the Hospital. Walking in...

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poolin

Last nite I had enough energy (finally!) to go out for a bit, and we went to the opening of the Darklight Digital Film Festival and saw some great hip...

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Hip Hop Dublin

Today was more mellowed out. Met with a new GP today who was very cool and borrowed a video camera so that we could edit the UmbrellaNET video for Dar...

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Good Day

Digital Art Afficionado and Guru – Steve Dietz – did a great job of documenting the Villette Numerique which recently happened in Paris. I...

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Documenting

Today we checked out the show “Dreaming of the Dragon’s Nation: Contemporary Art From China” which is featured at the Irish Museum o...

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Art Attack from China

Today my cousin, Rosa arrived from the US to hang out and help me out with my recovery! Excellent to have more family here! I went to the hospital for...

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In Recovery

Today was pretty chilled out – walking around Dublin with my mom and Kaki and dropping off some gifts to the nurses at the hospital who took car...

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DEAF and Dumb

Well I’m oficially in recovery now, out of the hospital, taking it easy and trying to get back into normal life. Today my mom and katherine and ...

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Recovery in Motion

Well I am officially discharged from the hospital now (thank tha lord! – I’m outta there!)… It feels so good to be home for good fin...

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Discharged!

I’m home for a bit, with Kaki and my sister, Nicole who came here from NYC to help me recover! Awesome to have family here. My recovery is going...

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Still Kickin

Well – I’m back and forth from the hospital now after having a brain hemorhhage and an AVM in my brain…. I’m in full recovery ...

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In and out of Hospital

Last year at this time I was in Newcastle, Australia at the ElectroFringe festival! This year’s event, titled “Replicate, Automate, Infilt...

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The Fringe is Electronic

NICEBOTS are small wooden robots that drive around and learn based on situations and obstacles they encounter. They are part of an open atelier worksh...

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Be NICE to the Bots

The Virus Mapping Tool (pictured) is one of several projects in the newly touring “virus-art” show, “The Aesthetics of Computer Viru...

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Viruses Are Your Friends

PCworld reports (PCWorld??? what the heck) that Ireland is cracking down on Internet scams! Umm, Ireland (where I am currently living) is the worst &#...

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How To Scam the Scammer

I just uploaded some pictures I took at ArtBots this weekend! Overall it was a great show with lots of cool projects! My pics kind bias my own piece s...

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ArtBots pics!

The Villette Numerique media arts festival opens tonite in Paris! Featured in this huge show includes “Listening Post” by Ben Rubin and Ma...

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Paris Power

New York 2050 is a project for the collective vision and future scenarios of how NYC will be in 50 years. “NewYork2050 seeks to facilitate a pub...

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The Future Tomorrow

Back to Dubs today to setup and test out UMBRELLA.net which makes its debut in NYC for Spectropolis, a 3 day wireless in the park event at City Hall P...

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Heading Home..

Today ArtBots opened in NYC. I’m here running a workshop where 100 people can build my DrawBot robots (made from markers, plastic cups, and old ...

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ArtBots Opens!

Sign up to ride through San Francisco on your bike in inflatable suits at Aeolian Ride, a public performance and bike event by NYC artist, Jessica Fin...

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Ride the Wind

Czech media artist Michael Bielicky has been doing some really great work over his long career. I first discovered Bielicky when I was researching my ...

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From GPS to Constellations

Made it to NYC yesterday and had some time to check out the “Passage of Mirage” show at the Chelsea Art Museum (which I hadn’t been ...

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The Mirage of it All

I just posted my Report from ISEA 2004 today! Read up here and Rhizome! We are off to NYC today to run a DrawBot modding competition at ArtBots: The R...

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Report from ISEA 2004 + more

Published on Rhizome.org – 9/13/04 Baltic Sea, Helsinki (Finland), Tallinn (Estonia) August 14-22, 2004 by Jonah Brucker-Cohen Held over a week ...

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Report From ISEA 2004

Ever wanted to listen to the hurricanes pummeling the western hemisphere? Well thanks to NY-based artist Andrea Polli’s project, “Atmosphe...

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Weather the Storm

Just wanted to give a moment of silence for Sept 11 anniversary.  58 total views,  1 views today...

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Props

Next time you get lost, you can “feel” your way home. The ActiveBelt, tracks your position with GPS, and directs you to your destination w...

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Feel Your Way Home

Yesterday’s keynote by Janet Abrams of the Design Institute was a smack in the face to many UBICOMP attendees when she started asking questions ...

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UBICOMP Day 2

We finally escaped Ars Electronica (just kidding – it was great!) and are now at UBICOMP in Nottingham, UK where we are participating in a works...

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ON THE UBI-TIP

Demoscene is a new book about the computer hacker revolution of the 1980s. “The demoscene spawned a group of people that have worked in or start...

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Hackers Unite

Yes, even projects at Ars Electronica crash! (see picture) This is Sur La Table by Khan Osman which streamed colors from fruit placed on a table (I as...

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Crashing In For More

Yesterday at Ars was the DISRUPTION panel I moderated – which went really well! Some very interesting presentations including Joi Ito speaking a...

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Ars Update