Archive for September, 2006

interactive lederhosen

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

you see a telescopic carbon alphorn

In the upcoming semester Tim is going to teach geometry at the Technical University of Munich so it`s time to get an update on the latest trends in alpine customs, like these interfacing lederhosen (this is an update to this old “wearable computing post“). lederhosen by the way are perfect for high tech gadgets as you can’t wash them. (for that reason even Berlin kids were wearing them in my times…)

another interesting development is the above telescopic carbon alphorn, which is a swiss product but Alphorns are certainly also used in Bavaria. The improved transportability of this kind of Alphorn allows now for an enhanced cultural export. Next step in Alphorn evolution: the electronic Alphorn (or at least the silent Alphorrn for a start).

digital wellbeing

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006


A new shop on Kings road dedicated to digital wellbeing.

The shop hosts – among other stars in interactive design:

BrixtonBerlinBased random international

via pixelsumo

(falls Flo das liest: auf superschicke klippslampe wird noch gespart)

8 Bit Trailer

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006


art and video games seem to rise in acceptance in the art world hmm let’s say… at least the documentation 8 bit on art and games will be shown in the MOMA New York on Oct. 7 2006 8 p.m.

8 bit on youtube

via art fag city


Monday, September 18th, 2006


A classic in midi-to-graphics “generative” animation is “pipedream” by Dave Crognale and Wayne Lytle. It is sold together with other works by them on a DVD compilation via their website animusic. The “pipedream”-video itself is however also downloadable via the SIGGRAPH animation site on However if you have an ATI graphics card you can render it also in realtime via the ATI rendering-gadgets sites for MAC and Windows.

Wayne Lytle has worked also in scientific visualization, e.g. on this mathematical visualization video for string theorist Brian Greene.

russian signs and sighs

Friday, September 15th, 2006


some solid russian humor for the weekend.

signs of fashion

Thursday, September 14th, 2006


safety tabi shoes as seen on ping mag

Signs are often context-sensitive, means they have a certain meaning only in certain contexts.

In my last posts (see e.g. here) I was speaking about the nature of garment acting as a sign or also as a symbol or icon. Here the context of a sign can imply very different meanings -even just for shoes.


the myth of icons

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006
any ideas?

retro LED

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006


Above “devil” (thats how I called her) is my personal piece of “wearable computing”. I soldered it when I was 11 years old…so yes…this was still in the seventies.


kitchenshrine & dogcomfort

Tuesday, September 12th, 2006


randform writer anuschka kutz (nuka) together with Andrea Benze of offseaworks exhibit at plan06 — Forum for Contemporary Architecture in Cologne with their project “kitchenshrine & dogcomfort” from 22.09. – 29.09.2006.

“kitchenshrine & dogcomfort” is an experiment into architecture based on living rituals.

“kitchenshrine & dogcomfort” had been exhibited in January at the University of Brighton Gallery. Images from the exhibition on Offsea’s website.


Monday, September 11th, 2006


who is watching whom? image excerpt from a supernatural studio project

supernatural studios are hosting a very interesting lecture series in London`s Tate modern on visual effects and computer animation.

via rhizome