With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.
Mit dem BionicCopter hat Festo die hochkomplexen Flugeigenschaften der Libelle technisch umgesetzt. Wie sein natürliches Vorbild kann das ultraleichte Flugobjekt in alle Raumrichtungen manövrieren, auf der Stelle fliegen und ganz ohne Flügelschlag segeln.
Reexamining the nature-technology relationship
22 000 visitors saw the GRID performance by Christopher Bauder (WHITEvoid) and Robert Henke (Monolake) produced by TETRO, at the Fête des Lumières Light Art Festival 2013 in Lyon.
GRID is an audio-visual live performance combining kinetic lights with live electronic music. Kinetic lights form a huge suspended maze, which consists of 50 motorized LED-rod triangles covering over 200 square meters. GRID hovers above the spectators, its triangles constantly change position and color in direct response to a live-generated music track. Each and every sound triggers a visual impulse and produces visual alterations of GRID.
GRID is an innovative, artistic way of questioning the relationship between nature and technology. It started as 3D computer simulation and was molded into a massive, real-life installation. Suddenly, computer-generated objects and surfaces appear in physical space. Corresponding music makes GRID feel even more real, almost like a breathing organism. Nature and technology conflate before the eyes of spectators.
The light installation has complex design and technical features. GRID was designed to look weightless yet monumental. Two interconnected computers run Ableton Live and Kinetic Lights software based on the Touchdesigner platform. The musical software takes the lead and triggers every visual element and variable. Every performance is entirely unique. Audio-visual combinations are created on the spot, reflecting the tension between nature and technology.
The music score, composed by Robert Henke (Monolake), was in Lyon contrasted by a local choir “L´Hostel Dieu”. The choir started the show by performing Johann Sebastian Bach (arranged by Knut Nystedt and directed by Franck-Emmanuel Comte) accompanied by a subtle light show. The echo of the choir was then fused together with electronic sounds, ultimately culminating in purely electronic music. The goal of the music was to shape emotions and infuse life in the mechanical works of this highly technological installation.
First Rulers made of Ivory were in use by the Indus Valley Civilization period around 1500 BC. While the digital technology has evolved a lot in past 100 years, Not much has changed in their design since past 3000 years. Glassified is one such attempt, to 'augment' such a ubiquitous tool.
Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display to supplement physical strokes made on paper with virtual graphics. Because the display is transparent, both the physical strokes and the virtual graphics are visible in the same plane. A digitizer captures the pen strokes in order to update the graphical overlay, fusing the traditional function of a ruler with the added advantages of a digital, display-based system. We describe use-cases of Glassified in the areas of math and physics and discuss its advantages over traditional systems.
Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu, Pattie Maes
The Ruler is embedded with -> TOLED display, Digitizer to track pen input.
How to build DIY instructions on -> anirudh.me/2013/07/glassified-augmenting-a-traditional-ruler-with-digital-functionality/ (Coming soon)
NIKE HI-VIS 4SILO 의 SHOWCASE에 설치되어지는 락커 컨셉의 포토부스의 초기 테스트장면.
큰 모니터의 뒷면에 LED 조명이 설치되었고, 이 LED의 컬러는 영상의 임의로 지정된 픽센의 RGB값과 실시간으로 동기화 된다.
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