seeing Tara Donavan’s work with @miraroze & @karindelius (at MCA Denver)
speculative product design, Hammer as a Service
In this blog post John Maeda investigates the dollar cost of ownership of software tools for drawing, prototyping, and presenting design ideas. He focuses on tools for interaction- and communication- design. His is not an exhaustive list and many of the the Free/Libre Open Source (FLOSS) tools are missing. Also missing are the programming environments that allow one to build their own tools. With this caveat in mind his analysis is illuminating. It is a critical looking at the landscape of tools that – should – enable creativity. It asks, “can we afford our tools/instruments?”
what if you put a fucking alexa dot in a furby and ur like hey alexa play despacito and the furby opened its beak and despacito just started playing
you’re a monster who doesn’t deserve electronics
i’m going to eat your fucking phone
Aside from bees and butterflies, bats are one of the most important pollinators on the planet – especially in tropical and desert regions.
lost in the sauce
he been eatin fun dip
The Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection is fully digitized:
The collection is mostly comprised of photographs and negatives that document artwork produced by artists employed by the Federal Art Project (FAP). The remainder of the collection consists of files documenting FAP activities, programs and projects, such as free art classes and art exhibitions for adults and children, exhibitions, and documentation of community art centers in various states.
Image Citation: Children’s festival sponsored by Public Works Art Committee in Central Park, 1938 Sept. 6 or 7
When you think of robotics, you likely think of something rigid, heavy, and built for a specific purpose. New “Robotic Skins” technology developed by Yale researchers flips that notion on its head, allowing users to animate the inanimate and turn everyday objects into robots.