Pulp Based Computing

sensors, actuators and circuit boards  that behave, look, and feel like paper. http://www.architectradure.com/2011/04/18/pulp-based-computing-building-computers-out-of-paper/ http://web.media.mit.edu/~marcelo/paper/index.html

Deep Screen: Muti Randolph

Not a who lot of info regarding technical details but…. Looks like a programmable 3-dimensional grid of LEDs……Creates interesting and surprisingly complex  visuals. http://www.thecreatorsproject.com/videos/muti-randolph–2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsEeLDLJbeo

Flyfire: SENSEable City

imagine this…. small flying objects…with embedded light-sources….flying in programmable groups…. well MIT’s SENSEable city lab is working to develop this very concept. it’s still in the development stage but if completed would be a great example of a low-tech mechanism operated by high-tech means… http://senseable.mit.edu/flyfire/#


Add some water, some CO2 (you’re breath), and some sun light….voila you got yourself a lamp! http://www.miket.co.uk/


Maya + Grasshopper + Binder Clip + Colored Paper = CHROMAtex http://www.softlabnyc.com/work/

Plinthos / mab architecture

http://vimeo.com/17037679 Low tech materials (perforated clay brick) + Interactive light and sound. Mab Architecture http://www.archdaily.com/109217/plinthos-mab-architecture/


Again, a world that exists beyond my recognition…the world of velomobiles (half bicycle / half car) Some of these are pretty interesting (visually and mechanically). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Velomobile http://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2010/09/the-velomobile-high-tech-bike-or-low-tech-car.html


Artist: Zimoun Material: Industrial technology (Motors + Compressed Air + Such) with simple materials. Check out the video(s) at: http://www.zimoun.ch/works/2010/361_dc-motors_filler_wire/361_dc-motors_filler_wire.html  

Low Tech Mechanics

Really like this because of the low tech mechanics…. From cool Hunting: “A hinge without a revolution joint, the QuaDror is extremely strong and energy efficient, but the real beauty about QuaDror is its flexibility. The robust nature of the design allows it to hold up to 86 QuaDrors on top of each other. When … Continue reading

Interactive Bench?

An interactive bench…. Not quite sure how it works but i’ll look in to it. From pop-up city: “The bench has three different games. One game is a painting game. You paint colors on the bench without using actual paint but simply by moving your hand around on the bench. When the bench is left … Continue reading