Keyword: Objects

Resources

Objectifier / Bjørn Karmann

„Objectifier empowers people to train objects in their daily environment to respond to their unique behaviors. It gives an experience of training an artificial intelligence; a shift from a passive consumer to an active, playful director of domestic technology.“

https://bjoernkarmann.dk/objectifier

Guy Königstein

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/inaccurate_rulers.html

http://www.guykoenigstein.com/excavations.html

Design for an Entrance to the Internet / Ted Hunt

„A workshop and ongoing research project which uses Sir John Soane’s unrealised architectural speculation ‚Design for an Entrance to London‘ (c 1805) as a means to reimagine how we directly access and perceive the internet as the modern equivalent to the living organism of a city. The workshop questions how we might do this in a way that more critically considers the role access to the internet plays in authoring our interpretation of reality, our shared values, our social potential and human evolution.“

http://designforanentrancetotheinternet.com

Delirious Home / ECAL

„… a series of objects presenting a playful interpretation take on the concept of the smart home.“

http://www.ecal.ch/

The Giver of Names / David Rokeby

„… is quite simply, a computer system that gives objects names.“

http://www.davidrokeby.com/

Evil Media Distribution Centre / YoHa

Grey Media produce the working environment of administrators, professionals, delivery operatives and arranges the movements and work-arounds of everyone from chief executives to intellectuals or cleaners. They are the background to contemporary society. Using them, getting round their failures, exploiting their specific qualities, forms part of the necessary knowledge of the present day. These things mediate, transform, encode, filter and translate relations.“

http://yoha.co.uk/node/646

Early Office Museum

http://www.earlyofficemuseum.com

Iconoclashes / Clement Valla, Erik Berglin

„These source images were randomly grouped and digitally merged with a Photomerge script inside Adobe Photoshop. The script is a common algorithm used to stitch separate images together into longer panoramas. In the case of “Iconoclashes,” the script attempts to blend these “God”-tagged images together, creating chimeric deities, hybrid talismans, and surreal stellae, gods and statues.“

http://clementvalla.com/work/iconoclashes/

Shiv Integer

Bot composes collages from virtual 3D objects.

https://www.thingiverse.com/shivinteger/designs/

Of Instruments and Archetypes / Unfold

„Through this project, measuring becomes something without numbers, but with accurate precision; measuring becomes making.“

http://unfold.be/

Prepositiontools / Martin Avila

„…I designed prepositiontools to explore the potential of grammatical prepositions to analyse, ideate and materialise design proposals…“

http://www.martinavila.com/

The Ruler Project / Jiří Skála

„Rulers of altered length were distributed to professionals.“

http://www.vvork.com/

Rulers and Rhythm studies / Cevdet Erek

And similar projects.

„1. These rulers are not timelines themselves.
2. These rulers are timeline makers.“

http://cevdeterek.com/

Estimote Beacons

Wireless sensor stickers for context aware applications. Considering the fundamental messiness of infrastructures and the procedural simplicity of the functional programming I imagine some interesting side effects if these things move around unintentionally, become trash and create a messy hyper-context, where you loose sight of what reacts to what. Maybe a question of context-aware ubiquitous applications in general.

http://estimote.com

Vivarium, Fountain / Juan Fontanive

http://www.juanfontanive.com/vivarium/
http://www.juanfontanive.com/fountain/

TransparentTools / Jesse Howard

„A family of household appliances that presents a future scenario in which users are actively involved in producing, repairing, and modifying their own products.“

FreeD / MIT Media Lab

http://video.mit.edu/

Glassified Ruler / MIT Media Lab

Digitally augmented physical tool.

http://www.creativeapplications.net/

Things Tamed / TheGreenEyl

„Things that contain other things. Things on three legs. Things we don’t know anything about. Things with teeth.“

http://www.thegreeneyl.com/

Moving Objects / Pe Lang

Poetic kinetic objects of order and disorder.

http://pelang.ch/

Ignacio Uriarte

Uses materials and visual language out of the context of the office (printer, paper, pens, excel) for reduced works, playing with order, repetition, patience.

http://www.ignaciouriarte.com

Meters / Patrick Kochlick, Monika Hoinkis

„We believe in the joy of metering. It is enlightening and highly reassuring, also fun.“

http://senorpako.de/meters/

9/11 Memorial Name Layout

The names of the victims of the terror attack on the memorial site are ordered with the help of custom software by their relationships (family, friends, colleagues together). Relatives could influence the final layout. The arrangement should reconstruct the „social net“ of the victims.

http://names.911memorial.org/

Allan McCollum

Multiplicity of shapes and artifacts by combination, iteration, repetition.

http://allanmccollum.net/

Michael Johansson


http://www.michaeljohansson.com

OpenStructures

„…explores the possibility of a modular construction model where everyone designs for everyone on the basis of one shared geometrical grid.“

The need of a rigidly defined, universal, modular order for enabling collaborative and open source development.

http://www.openstructures.net/

Three Standard Stoppages / Marcel Duchamp

It is „a joke about the meter,“ Duchamp glibly noted about this piece, but his premise for it reads like a theorem: „If a straight horizontal thread one meter long falls from a height of one meter onto a horizontal plane twisting as it pleases[it] creates a new image of the unit of length.“ Duchamp dropped three threads one meter long from the height of one meter onto three stretched canvases. The threads were then adhered to the canvases to preserve the random curves they assumed upon landing. The canvases were cut along the threads‘ profiles, creating a template of their curves creating new units of measure that retain the length of the meter but undermine its rational basis.

http://www.moma.org/

Serendipity Engine / Enquiry Machine

„Each of the components of The Serendipity Engine will highlight problems observed by digital theorists, designers and technologists with the way the Web currently works – linguistic barriers, echo chambers – by proposing one vision of how the technology can be re-tooled to increase serendipitous encounters.“
„[…] the aim is to render visible other factors that could produce more inclusive digital technologies that better-represent being human in code.“
“[…] render visible the labour of knowledge making.”

http://www.katjungnickel.com/
http://theserendipityengine.tumblr.com/
http://alekskrotoski.com/

Barcode Interpreter / Lauran Schijvens

Translates barcodes in output signals on an array of power sockets, where you can connect all kinds of electronical devices.

http://www.v2.nl/

Wood and Harrison



Video artists, deal with space, body, objects, interaction, colour, composition in short and ironic video pieces. Works arranged lexical on their website.

http://harrisonandwood.com

Errors in production / Heike Bollig

Collection of products exhibiting errors in the production process.

http://www.errors-in-production.info

The Free Universal Construction Kit / FatLab

„A matrix of nearly 80 adapter bricks that enable complete interoperability between ten popular children’s construction toys. By allowing any piece to join to any other, the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems—enabling radically hybrid constructive play, the creation of previously impossible designs.“

http://fffff.at/

Jenny Brial

Artistic transformation and reinterpretation of maps.

http://www.jenniferbrial.com

Jorinde Voigt

Opulent drawings in visual rhetoric of diagrams. Exhausting examination of diagrams and the display of complexities, expression of personal experiences. She talks about it as philosophic-cognitive and at the same time bodily-intensive activity but not mainly aesthetic. Website with a lot of works and good texts.

http://jorindevoigt.com/