“The Augmented Reality Sandbox allows students and the public to interact with a miniature landscape, sculpting mountains, valleys, rivers and even volcanoes, with off the shelf readily available parts.”
Really interesting. Not the ideal user interface for really anything else. But cool nonetheless.
“The impersonations on this YouTube posting were recorded in August ’85, when Bowie came in to do the lead vocal. At the end of the session, he broke into the impersonations and I realized that these might get erased at some point, so I quickly put a cassette in and hit ‘record.’ I wish we could hear the other side of the dialogue but unfortunately that wasn’t being recorded.”
That title gives us absolutely no idea what’s actually going on here.
“This electro-mechanical sound installation is based on the Roland DXY pen plotter, a discontinued printing technology of the 1980s, with this artefact combined alongside audio cassette tape technology in order to playback prerecorded ‘found’ sound recordings from a magnetically encoded audio tape surface.”
So: they repurposed an ink plotter, fitted it with a play head for magnetic tape, and now it plays random strips of recorded magnetic tape in a weird audio / art installation.
Kind of obscure but I like it. It reminds me a little of a musical R2-D2.
“With some guidance from Dr. Lewis Dartnell, I collected sand, limestone, and hardwood ashes to melt down into the glass. Then I figured out how to grind the lenses down to the correct curvature to match my prescription. I also made the frames for them out of a tree.”
Not surprisingly, this is an extremely complicated thing to do properly.
“This track and video are about emergence from the combination of polar opposites. Fragments of self from very different places, but part of the same whole. Soft vs jagged, quiet vs loud, beautiful vs horrible, smooth vs abrasive, natural vs unnatural….you get the idea.”
This is part of a larger art collection named “Emergence” from these two visual artists. All of them are great. This is just my favorite one.