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Till i get to play with it, it still looks like a gigantic iPhone.



“Joy” was an interactive temporary installation of wireless controlled swings for the first night 2010 celebration on auditorium shores in Austin TX. Enjoyed by children of all ages.

This was a joy to watch. It is an installation of swings in the park for people to enjoy. The few twists are 1) the swing can swing by itself, suggesting you to go join in the fun. It has audio feedback depending on how high you swing, which is to entice you to swing more (thats what i think its purpose is for, but the parents still push their kids anyway). And 2) the seats light up at night and it looks so pretty! Okay what a way to put it but yes it does!

The simple act of swinging, with the sound feedback and the multi-coloured seats its almost a done deal to attract kids to it. And what do you get when you see kids having fun? “Joy”. The installation still ultimately comes down to the word no matter how simple it is.

This is one installation i am quite sure will work in SG if it were meant for kids alone or if people didn’t tamper with it. I can imagine people playing a fool and destroying the swings. All the swings in SG ARE ALMOST GONE. They’re removing them all bit by bit and replacing them with the boring playgrounds, and most recently removed the ones in AMK. Such blasphemy ):

N Building (Japan)

Involved: Qosmo / TERADADESIGN
Sources: ajanaku / Making The Mogul

This is the first Augmented reality building spotted in Japan. Continue reading ‘N Building (Japan)’

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Rubbish ID

Rubbish ID

Rubbish ID

Rubbish ID

Rubbish ID: “Rubbish’s ID is my new sonic-interactive work that re-invent a barcode scanner into a musical instrument. I picked up rubbish and cut out their barcode, then covert their reading into some algorithmic tone. Then Korg KP3 is my sampling tools to chain-up all these unique generative sounds.”

First impressions were that it seemed like a really quirky way of interpreting barcodes instead of the usual data/mass of letter and numbers and black bars. It seems fun and happy that you can take something out of rubbish and turn it into something beautiful. It is how people can come along and play with the rubbish, but eventully it would not be seen as rubbish, but raised from that level to that of art.

Though this is presented as an art piece rather than a project, it seems to be one of those pieces to help spark ideas in the future. Mainly it reminded me how i could have explored other alternatives for my FY project about interpreting personalities into barcodes/zapcodes/etcetc. It is a really unique way of expression.

Escape: The Science of Spying

In a nutshell, “Escape” is an interactive installation developed for “The Science of Spying” exhibition at the Science Museum London, 2007. Continue reading ‘Escape: The Science of Spying’

RGB swatch with water?

Yes the Burpasaurus is back to make up for all the lost entries. I apologise for the absense.

I came across this vid on vimeo, but sadly it had no description attached to it.

To me, it looks like an RGB swatch creater. how it is measured is from the amount of water poured from the original glasses with the colour indicators of red, green and blue into the empty glass, which will calculated the amount of R, G and B poured in and then create its colour.

From what i can see, its using a weight sensor to indicate firstly, that there is nothing in the cap (calc initial weight of the cup = 0). Next, they “sense” the amount R, G and B by putting the glasses in those positions and calculating the amount of water in those glasses as 100% (water = 100% since weight of cup = 0). Slowly, you pour your wanted amount of water into the empty cup, which will then calculate first the amount of water left in the cup of water you just poured whether R, G or B, then combine that subtracted value from the respective cups within the empty cup and give you tada, the colour you created ( [R100 – x] + [G100 – y] + [B100 – z] = new colour formed).

So actually, i have no idea what the purpose of this experiment was, but it seemed pretty cool. If there is one way i can think of as a cool usage of this, it would be to educate people about what RGB is, for whatever reasons. (And maybe designers too, for i have come across some who still think computer colours are CMYK). Why? Cause 1) it would look pretty and would attract people to it (visually speaking that is), 2) its definitely more fun than me telling you that “RGB constitutes of red, green and blue which are the native (original) colours of light and hence its the colours native colour space and so you mesh these 3 kinds of colour to give you whatever colours you need to see on the screen and if you want to get even more technical you can go here.


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