The New Aesthetic might conceivably be meeting high-art at last
I’ve always had a bit of a problem with “Art that you have to plug in”… which is what a lot of digital stuff is, if it’s not just collage. Something carved though? Even if it is carved with a machine? that’s something else. I don’t think this guy’s stuff is machine-carved though.
Is is the new Was.
Although it’s supposed to be an experiment in putting together electronics without using traditional components… I think it works really well as art.
(that’s a piano)
And there’s A LOT of it… with recipes for how to do it.
I’ve been tinkering with putting together electronics for the last couple of months – and a serious weak-link is how to solder the various bits together. I’m using through-hold bread-board type things, but it’s kindof ugly, dogs-breakfasty and the sort of thing you’d want to hide away. This stuff is made to be seen.
May not impress audiophiles… but it impresses me :)
(if you click “images” at the bottom of that page, there are some quite wild and wonderful examples)
That one is a flexible circuit mounted on cloth.
It’s worth looking at the MIT site though – there are about a million different examples to explore… loads of things from speakers made out of seashells to thermo-chromic ink.
Daito Manabe. Man’s a genius.
from http://www.korb.lt/ who are from Latvia, and who have lots of other interesting videos on their site.
I think it might be time I changed the design of this blog actually. It’s been stuck like this way for years. Much like myself in fact. We both need a redesign.
Another example of the finished “thing” being a byproduct of the “making-of” video. Kindof. The artefact is the making of video… by the time you read this, the pumpkin will be long-gone. Eaten maybe. Dumped. Nothing lasts for ever but the earth and sky.
In other news… Western Digital have just released a consumer-level (ie: ~$300) 4TB hard-drive… which means we’re 4.5 years away from the planet-wide proliferation of personal devices big enough to store the entire history of recorded music.
But why would you want it?
Hallucinogenic drugs can on occasion, induce violent psychopathic behaviour in people not taking them.
Absolutely brilliant. Got to be useful for something.