Monthly Archive for September, 2007

Large Hot Pipes Orchester

Flaming Lotus Girls

while walking around the areal i saw this huge metal snake lying around there earlier, and couldn’t imagine this massive piece actually moves – well, i was proven wrong. this snake is not only able to move but also to burn like hell.

under the supervision of th charming FLG everybody was able to control either the flames or the head of the beast – nice one!

i then decided to go and check out where this noize came from and found out which kind of playground is provided for the kidz:

Survival Research Lab

their big performance was quite boring, but this little toy was quite impressive: four nozzles pointing in four different directions to direct this thing through space:

i’m still messing around with the *##+*:(##`g codec from the video snippets from their final show, as soon as i’m through with that i will update this post.

Robocross latest Piece

this robot from the robocross crew is so new that it doesn’t even have a name yet. it was built within the last four weeks – three weeks to build all the parts, one week to assemble them and programming the movement actually on site – which means that at every show the robot was able to play some more beats…
thats what i call a drum machine!

the robodock – a huge freakplayground

this guy was performing live drum&bass for hours – enjoy 5minutes of the performance



people & situations you meet while walking through the areal..



also the food is prepared in an adequate style :)



..and dont forget to [gipsy_style]party!

Robodock 2007

from 19th – 22nd october the robodock festival will be happening in the docks of amsterdam, and we can happily announce to be there! please join the flickr and youtube groups if you have any media to share. come back on friday to check out the first videos..

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se mi sei vicino

The interactive installation by sonia cillari “se mi sei vicino” is a masterpiece of implementing human-body-interface. “se mi sei vicino” means “If you are close to me”. A human body is standing on a platform which functions also as a big electromagnetic-field-sensor. Projections on the walls are like digital shadows with the viewpoint of a classical architectual principle (front- and side-view). These shadows consists of a physical modelling structure as an equivalent of the human body. so the image and the sound are reacting on the emf of the body, who reacts like an antenna… if somebody is getting closer the sensors recognizes the interference in the emf and affect image and sound of the installation. it´s a combination of performance and interaction.. dive into the performance as the actor not only passive spectator…

intriguee

ok, you are walking through marienstrasse and suddenly somebody wants to hug u ? this somebody even try to kiss u out of nothing ? what are u doing ? start screaming and running away ? ok, either you met a person with mental disorder or you are in the middle of a performance ? alright, it´s ARS Electronica, so it has to be a performance ! so, where is the camera ? ah, no camera, just a guy with a mobile laughing about your reaction. and the person just kissed you turns around and keep on walking like a robot…. it´s Intriguee, a project by silver & hanne rivrud, it questions the role of simulation in our everyday lives, and tries to reverse the simulation back into reality…. who is the avatar actually ?

marienstrasse 7 – hot spot

this garage represents some great projects on a few square meters:

GRL – L.A.S.E.R. Tag

after being famous for their LED throwies actions in NY in 2006, this years big hit of the graffiti research lab was presented at the ars, the GRL L.A.S.E.R tag system. a beamer, a tracking unit and a small sound system are packed on this tricycle in order to make use of all the urban projection screens available. easy to install, funny to use. i had the chance to join them on a tour through linz industrial area – unfortunately i’m not able to cut the video right now, it will be available in 2 weeks.
see their video in the meanwhile..


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Dash Macdonald – In Your Hands

i couldn’t join the performance and actually see how it works but the craftsmanship of this peace is really impressive. referring to the milgram experiments of the 70ties dash gives his the control over his movement in the hands of the audience by letting them control the movement of his roller skates via a remote control.
apparently dash macdonald is a student in the 2nd year of his studies at the RCA in london – keep an eye on that guy..

rollerskates

Andreas Steinhauser – md4-200 Drone

you can’t hear it but it can see you. i’ve seen some attempts to build something similar, but compared to this machine they all fail. it’s not the concept thats impressing about this project, it’s the fact that it works and it’s there that is alarming. the drone costs around 10000€, but andreas steinhauser presented at the 23c3 aleady a self-made drone they managed to build for 1000€. this is the video from the presentation at the 23C3, i show this one because he is explaining while presenting the drone. an german tv bulletin is ready for download here.

mikrodrome
md4-200

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