Computer Hardware, Sex & Philosophy
The coastline of a landmass is ill-defined: The apparent length of a coastlines increases with the detail of measure. The shorter the yardstick which is used to measure the coast, the longer the apparent distance between two arbitrary points on that coast becomes.
There is a fine line between prototyping and magic.
I was in a copy-shop in NYC, making some prints for Christmas presents. This guy was doing the same, making little lo-fi books as presents. He gave me one of his prints (The top one). The bottom one I found in the trash. They are hanging in my room now.
You can find more of his stuff at: http://talktosherm.wordpress.com/
A thing which moves.
Recursive projection on my wall :-)
Homunculus’ point of view.:
Saw this at the Brooklyn Flea:
Its a motor with an offcenter weight connected to it + a battery. Mounted in a box supported by four markers. I love how simple and fun this is :-)
The idea of building a table which can change its height by moving rods up and down has been around for a while. The first of these displays/tables which caught my eye was by Daniel Leithinger of the MIT media lab:
(click read more for a bunch of other implementations both real and fictional)
More Visuals from the opening @ IFP Media Center
(Again, if you happen to know the artist, let me know and I’ll provide proper credits.)
Saw this at the IFP Media Center in NYC. Loved it.
If anyone knows the artist, please let me know, so I can credit them.
So I have been asked why it says ‘sex’ in the title of my blog.
The answer turned out longer than I thought it would and is not even complete. It comes in three parts, the first in which I discuss what I perceive as ‘self’. The second is me connecting some somewhat disjoint observations on the design of everyday things. In a final part I try to explain how all of this goes together and what it has to do with computer hardware, sex and philosophy.
(click read more to find the rest of this post…)