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Happy 4th of July holiday to everyone back home! We miss you guys!...

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Happy 4th

The Location You @ Now is a group show in Beijing, China “based around a theme of physical and displaced presence through scavenged, recovered a...

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Location is Everything

Been updating work on our UMBRELLA.net project. On thursday we took the PocketPC application on field trials with 3 devices to check radio range and t...

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Updating

Usman Haque’s Sky Ear is back in action after it was cancelled last May due to inclement weather. The first date is next week! “Dates have...

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The Ear Flies Again

Kaki’s posts about all of the racism she has experienced in Dublin (esp. today and throughout the past 2 years) shows how messed up this country...

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Dublin Racism

Just finished documentation on my Forward Compatible project, a parastic physical object for a Wi-Fi or fixed router that monitors network traffic and...

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Forward Compatible

So I got this idea to do a small handheld project with iPaqs because they fit so nicely into the palm of your hand and you can travel around easily wi...

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Small Handheld Project

Gravity and Resistance is a new project by Japanese artists Seiko Mikami and Sota Ichikawa that combines a real-time, pressure sensor equipped floor a...

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What Goes Up…

LA-based artist, Brody Condon’s new work “Untitled War”, open this July and pits two medieval warriors in full armor, fighting (to t...

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Battle in the Gallery

This net cafe in Crete had a unique business plan. The more beer you drink, the more net access you get. As you get more drunk, you stay online longer...

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Beer Access

Christophe Bruno’s project Blood For Sale, is a re-take on the famous walk that James Joyce took through Dublin 100 years ago. This time, Bruno ...

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James Joyce Goes Wi-fi

No this isn’t a picture from Alcatraz, it’s a pic from where we are staying in Crete on.. yes…vacation! Finally. We’ll be here...

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Finally Out

It’s good to know there’s a public database called GeoCoder so that you can look up the way-point of every address in the US. Now I can kn...

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GPS Yourself and Your Home

I really like the recent idea of using your iTrip as a broadcaster with this external amplifier. Very cool that people are running their own pirate ra...

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Amp It and Broadcast!

Kaki and I are heading to the Outside In conference on “Emerging Expressions, Interventions, and Participation in Public Space” taking pla...

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Outside In

Yesterday I noticed my iPod was bulging out of its metal case. Seemed like the metal was warped and didn’t fit on the plastic front anymore. I w...

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Data Heavy iPod?

ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show (held this Sept 17-19 in NYC) has announced its lineup! Lots of really interesting projects from hi-tech to dirt style!...

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ArtBots Artists Announced!

Intel researcher James Scott has been doing some work with Networked Surfaces, or tabletops that network devices that are placed on top of them. He sa...

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Networked Surfaces

The Artist Run Limousine is a mobile art machine by the Vancouver based collective FirstFloor. So far the car has been taken out for numerous projects...

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Art in Style!

Interesting applet of a multi-hop ad-hoc network by Nelson Minar (ex-MIT ML) who now works at Goooogle. In the above screen shot, Minar explains: R...

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Multi-Hop Simulations

Coin-Op is 10 years old this month! The first Coin-Op related project was a 7″ record that we released for my old Montreal-based band – Ho...

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10 Years of Coin-Op

Aparna Rao’s The Uncle Phone is a silly augmented object that consists of an elongated telephone designed specifically for her lazy uncle. In he...

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Uncle Phone Home

The feeling you get right after you put something in the microwave and turn on HIGH power, not knowing what will happen to the food or its container. ...

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Microwave Anxiety

This is a nifty bit of code (tested for Windows IE and Safari on the Mac) that makes any link you are looking at into an instant email message. Just p...

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Instant Link Sender

Message in a Bottle is an interesting GPS mapping project by UK-based artist Lalya Curtis. The idea was to release several bottles with simple GPS tra...

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Message in a GPS Bottle

Alias star Jennifer Garner wants you to join the CIA. Watch this video, it is totally insane, especially since the CIA endorses this!...

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Jennifer Garner Wants You!

If you ever wondered what your local neighborhood gas prices are, maybe GasBuddy can help you out. The site is ” the portal site to more than 17...

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Gas Prices Before You Pump

This Minty Mp3 Player by Limor Fried won’t keep your breath fresh, but the casing is definitely a winner. There are definitely a lot of fun thin...

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Minty Tunes

The ESPrit? 3G is the world’s first behind the ear (BTE) speech processor with an in-built telecoil designed to make phone use clear, simple and...

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Hack The Implant

Due to WiFi being so pervasive these days, I always hear this question: “What’s the outgoing mail server?” This happens because you ...

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Mail Yo Mamma

I just uploaded my report from the FutureSonic festival to my festival reports page. There is also my latest report on the CiberArt Bilbao event up th...

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New Reports & Stallman

Casshern is a film that makes the Matrix series look like an undergraduate film edited on Final Cut Pro. The depth of special effects, diverse sets an...

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Casshern

Google is becoming fodder for tons of projects that play off the search engine’s vast media grabbing capabilities. tooGle is an app that steals ...

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Google Stripping

The Pescara Electronic Artists Meeting (PEAM) takes place this week in Pescara, Italy. Focused on collaboration and exchange rather than competition, ...

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PEAM Ahead

While in Gent, we went to the S.M.A.K. museum where they had on display Antwerp-based artist, Panamarenko’s giant mettalic hovercraft vehicle &#...

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Flying Machines

We performed SimpleTEXT at the Vooruit last nite to a crowd of about 60+ people! Lots of interesting (and silly) messages were sent into the mix to in...

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SimpleTEXT @ Vooruit, Ghent!

We set up a cup phone on the streets of Ghent today during the workshop to allow people on the street walking by the workshop to say a few words. An a...

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Ghent Phone Home

The New York Snap Exchange, a project initiated by artist, Andrea Moed (also responsible for the location-based story project, Annotate Space), is an ...

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Snappers

The workshop here in Ghent is going well! Yesterday was a brainstorming session where workshop participants thought up categories of public space (on ...

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Workshop Update

We saw this sign in Riga. My first guess was that this sign forbids you to do ANYTHING. No playing, no driving, no houses, no trees! Asking around I f...

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Nothing

After a long week in Riga, I made it Ghent where Amy and I will be leading the Communectivity workshop for the next few days. The object of the worksh...

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Made it to Ghent

Today we went on a PML walk around Riga (short for Psychogeographical Markup Language). Basically the idea is you get a set of instructions – su...

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Do the PML!

[passing data in Kaki’s workshop] RAM 5 in Riga rolls on. Today’s opening presentations included some cool work by the Eastwood Real-Time ...

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More From RAM 5!

The second day of the RAM5 workshop here in Riga, Latvia has been interesting. Some talks this morning on malleable architectural spaces and software ...

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RAM on!

Found out that BumpList won an honorable mention in “NetVision” of Ars Electronica 2004! We are pretty excited about the award and want to...

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BumpList @ Ars!

Kaki and I have arrived in Riga, Latvia for RAM 5. This event focuses on the theme of “Open Source Media Architecture”, centered on open s...

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Arrived in Riga…

[Left: Drew Hemment opening the conference, Right: Wifi-Hog installed in the exhibition] Day 2 of the Futuresonic festival (see link below) was filled...

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The Sonic is Future

Here in Manchester @ FutureSonic festival. Just heard the first day of talks + keynote by Sadie Plant which was mostly an overview of mobile phone tec...

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The Future is Sonic

Report from Futuresonic 2004 Mobile Connections April 30 – May 1, 2004 http://www.futureeverything.com Held in the oblong shaped, glass-surfaced...

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Report from Futuresonic 2004

After three days in Bilbao, we are heading to Manchester now for FutureSonic. Kaki will be leading a workshop, and I will be exhibiting and speaking a...

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Back and Forth

Just arrived in Bilbao last nite, and got to see Richard Stallman give a talk this morning on the “Free Software” movement – from th...

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In Bilbao

So who’s goin to ISEA 2004? With all of the emails about early bird tickets, I’m wondering if lots of people have purchased them or not? T...

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ISEA

Just checked out the Dublin version (I took the pic above) of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Vectoral Elevation here on the streets of the Irish capital...

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Dublin Elevation

Interesting article by David Pescovitz in The Feature, called “State of the Artists” about how research and art are crossbreeding. He cove...

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Is research where it's at?

Guy Marsden, a British-born artist/engineer based in California, has been creating some interesting art and tech hybrids. His Photogenesis project, in...

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Lights in the Sky!

Wireless Access Points (APs) can take all shapes and sizes. This NoCat Night Light is a cool hack using a lightbulb and a SpeedStream access point wit...

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NoCat Nite Lite

Here’s an image of me doing a talk over iChat from Dublin for the PAUSE exhibition (I’m the guy with half of his face cut off), that opene...

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Just Pause It!

In a week, Kaki and I will be heading to the CiberArt Bilbao conference to give talks. My talk is in the “Computational Sociology” tract o...

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CiberArt Bilbao

It turns out this GPS Rifle (info below) thing is a fake (thank you!) – but the fact that someone dreamed it up is getting close to “Runni...

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A Fake, What's next?

I really like art projects that don’t take themselves too seriously. Bill Vorn’s robotic artwork is exactly what I mean: with pieces like ...

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Emotive Robots?

NYC-based designer, Marc Lin (who I first met in 2001 at International Browserday at Cooper Union), has been up to interesting video tracking + sound ...

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Move to the Music

Usman Haque’s latest project SkyEar is an array of hundreds of helium filled balloons with electromagnetic field (EMF) gaussometers, bright LEDs...

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Put Your Ear to the Sky!

Are cities really shrinking or are suburbs just explanding? Or is technology just making connections between people easier and thus strengthening our ...

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Cities that Shrink

More Geomapping!. GeoWeb is like GeoURL ICBM Address Server, but instead of mapping location of servers, this project is a platform for mapping inform...

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GeoWeb

I just upgraded from B2 to WordPress today. My new RSS feed is available here. Sorry bout this but it was a long time coming! I think the old url will...

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Blog Updated..

I’m co-leading the Communectivity Workshop with Amy Franceschini of Futurefarmers from May 10-14 in Gent, Belgium. The workshop is focused on ha...

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COMMUNECTIVITY WORKSHOP

Here’s an interesting one. R-Echos is like the bastard child of Eyebeam’s ReBlog and Cameron Marlowe’s Blogdex. It’s a hack of...

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ReBlog vs. Blogdex

I just checked out Dublin-born, France-based artist Malachi Farrell‘s “Nothing Domestic” installation at Temple Bar Gallery here in ...

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Robotic Flag Waving

Neighbornode is an ITP student initiated project that attempts to connect up local wireless access points within a neighborhood. From the site: “...

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Won't you be my neighbor?

Ever wanted to show someone just how sad you are? Well now you can with Sad Souls, a collection of e-cards with slogans like “do you really have...

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E-cards for Depression

About 20 years in the future, I made a call to Processing Tech Support and recorded the conversation. The result is now online at Processing.org. All ...

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Processing Tech Support

Geomaps of social software networks are sprouting up all over the net. Now there’s GeOrkut, a density map of the Orkut population of users who i...

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Now Orkut Has One…

The Mitsubishi Tora designed by Duncan Phillpotts at the UMEA Institute of Design in Sweden, is a car designed for the aging population: “Tora i...

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Geriatric Car?

Been looking a bit more into GPS mapped photography and came across the GeoSnapper, which enables users to upload and distribute accurately geo-refere...

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GeoSnaps!

Ebay Longing is a project by LA-based artist Angie Waller that looks at collectible objects from “forbidden” countries such as Iraq, Iran,...

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Ebay Longing

Just got back from London where we performed SimpleTEXT @ the ICA! Overall the performance was well received and we played to a full house. Some reall...

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SimpleTEXT @ ICA

Going to London to perform SimpleTEXT at the Institute of Contemporary Art with the Family Filter guys! Please come out and check out the show on Satu...

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Heading to London…

The Degree Confluence Project is a global image mapping project where people “visit each of the latitude and longitude integer degree intersecti...

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Global Picture Mapping

After Chris Hackett of the Madagascar Institute in Brooklyn was hospitalized a few months ago from a freak accident, people wrote get-well cards for h...

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Get Well Hackett!

For some reason I was watching this trailer for the upcoming movie “The Whole Ten Yards” and I noticed on a stopped frame just how cheap w...

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Bad Editing?

Cimarrones, a NYC based company recently released, Tag and Scan, a mobile phone application (written in Java) that allows people to digitally tag phys...

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Tag and Scan

All of those 80s moments can now be relived with this cool “Back to the Future” action figure set! The best is Michael J. Fox’s R...

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Back to the Future

House Gymnastics recently won a Third Place Gallery award in net.art. This is a nice re-appropriation of domestic space and mixes a bit of carnival-es...

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House Gymnastics!

Finally set up a blog for the DATA group! We are looking for *superusers* who will have posting priveledges to post entries about events, interesting ...

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DATA blog!

I took this picture of a billboard in Chelsea last time I was in NYC. Very scary way to recruit people to the Navy, but I’m not surprised with t...

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Scary Navy

The Simple.Tech show at Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery at University of Nevada, Reno, is an homage to the low-tech approach of media art creation. I showe...

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simple.tech

PlaySphere is a PS2 modification by Dublin-based artist, Ray Mongey that actually turns a regular PS2 into a giant bowling ball! I really like his aes...

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PlaySphere

PANSE is a project by Paul Thayer (based in Reykjavik, Iceland) that stands for “Public Access Network Sound Engine”. Think of Panse as a ...

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PANSE

I heard today that McDonald’s is phasing out it’s SuperSize menu! They claim that this movie, “Super Size Me”, about a man who...

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SuperSize (RIP)

Just saw this movie last nite… but missed the ending.. So Jesus is reborn with his wounds intact and he gets up and… fill in the blankR...

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passion of christ

Alex Galloway’s new book, “Protocol: How Control Exists After Decentralization”, is a detailed foray into network culture, internet ...

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Protocol of Creativity

Well since this year is a leap year – I thought it might be useful to get some background on why leap years exist. One thing I didn’t know...

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Leap Year?

ServerProject is a “site-specific networked electronic performance comprising four people each working with a laptop computer and various softwa...

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Music Networks

Conor O’Boyle, a regular DATA attendee, just released his excellent online flash-based music mixer called “Loop Tracks”. It’s ...

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Just Loop it!

I found this link to the SPOLUS project a while back but somehow lost it. It involves a live webcam pointed at a bus station in the Czech Republic. Th...

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Is it surveillance?

This show, entitled “Self-Made Objects”, is a showcase in Barcelona, Spain of Roger Ibars’ excellent work. Hacked game controllers c...

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Nintendo Vs. Sony

I’m here in Huddersfield setting up my SpeakerPhone project which is actually turning into a lot more work than I thought.. but I am very excite...

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Setup…

This is an exciting project from Jessica Findley (ex-ITP/Sonicribbon/UJI-Making) called “Aeolian Ride”, that will happen in the streets of...

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Aeolian Ride!

Had an amazing DATA Event 16 on Thursday night! Speakers were Mark Tribe (Rhizome.org/Columbia University) and Mary Flanagan from NYC and Kai-Peter Ba...

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DATA Fresh!

I’m heading to the UK (Huddersfield to be exact) to install my project SpeakerPhone for the first time outside of Ireland. The show will be in t...

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SpeakerPhone Upcoming..

Those crazy kids at Blast Theory are up to more wireless gaming antics. During their residency in Adelaide, Australia the group has come up with the &...

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Frank All Around You

RSG’s new project RSG-TLD-1 is a nice database of bizarre registerable domain names. The project basically parses the unix dictionary for domain...

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Domain Country

This blog is now syndicated on the Re:Blog site, recently started up by Eyebeam in NYC. The project is a collection of popular feeds from blogs in an ...

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Just Re-Blog It!

After four days in Berlin @ Transmediale, we are heading home.. I missed the awards ceremony last night, but I did catch the final award presentations...

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Heading Home..

Transmediale is now open! Last night was the opening and today have been some talks, lectures, performances, and screenings. I made it to the Bio-Land...

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Transmediale – Day 1

We’ve made it to Berlin and the Transmediale festival! We’ll be running a workshop on Sunday and I’ll be giving a talk on BumpList o...

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Transmediale 04!

This USB Ashtray has to be one of the most ridiculous peripherals I’ve ever seen – not only does it supply a resting “dock” fo...

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USB Ashing..

What’s with the reports of cell phone guns, ie. hollowed out mobile phones with .22 caliber handguns inside? This is a getting bit out of hand. ...

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CellPhone Guns?

Katherine and I gave talks about our work @ Trinity, to some engineering students who had pretty glazed over faces but we somehow managed to get laugh...

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Today's Lecture

I heard it through the grapevine that at the PainStation show at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Fran, they are making people sign waiver f...

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US Pain(Station)

Like all things in life, some things crash… well computers tend to misbehave more frequently.. This blog was down for a few days because our MLE...

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Gone Down…. Coming Back

This piece, “650 Polygon John Carmack“, by LA-based game artist, Brody Condon is a nice foray into the world of game art meets physical sp...

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Polygon Programmer

There was a space in Brooklyn I used to visit to see bands play called “Mighty Robot”. You never knew quite what you were going to getR...

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Mighty Robot

I took this picture last week when I was in DC – I guess people are still confused as to what a cow is. Still I like the idea that in order for ...

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It’s a Mad Mad Cow

I just made this project called Public Desktop. It is similar to my Status Play project, which is about adding sociability to the Mac OSX iChat status...

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Public Desktop

I found this old link to an article on BBC about a 3D space built as a way for Bloody Sunday survivors/witnesses in Belfast 30 years ago to remember t...

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Bloody Sunday…

Hope everyone has a happy new year and a great 2004! Contest: Leave a note on your NYE plans and the best one will win an all expenses paid trip to 20...

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New Years Eve…

Very cool new toy for the space invaders 25th anniversary. This controller lets you play classic style – you just put your PS2 controller inside...

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PS2 Table Top!

New from Sony/Ericsson, the CAR-100, an RC car controlled from a BlueTooth enabled phone. As for the usefullness of this, I’m still trying to fi...

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BlueTooth Dragster?

Happy Holidayz – xmas, kwanzaa, hannukah to all! Hope everyone reading this has a good holiday and new year! Thanks for your interest and stay t...

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happy holidayz

The Macintosh classic II was a computer I got a lot of work accomplished with. Nevermind it’s 4 MB of Ram and 16 Mhz processor, this machine was...

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Classic but not forgotten!

In NYC for a week – checked out the ITP Show which was a fun event with lots of interactive projects up. A really nice project by Patrick Dwyer ...

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ITP show