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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

Getting ready to go back to the US on weds…. Will be hitting up NYC and DC while I am there – should be coooold! Will hopefully get a chan...

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Headin home…

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