"The Work Comes First" is a permanent installation at Wieden+Kennedy which is intended to exemplify the mantra. With only limited outside help, this piece was hand crafted internally by W+K's creative technology team. About 900 solenoids and screws, over two miles of wire, many prototype iterations, and countless hours of tedious wire prep and soldering and programming and engineering; have all culminated into this experience that has to be seen, heard, and played with to truly appreciate.
Made with Cinder, Arduino, and the Cinder-Asio and Cinder-OpenNI blocks.
Technology by Evan Cordes, Zhao He, Michael Latzoni, and Mark Keppinger, and myself.
Design by Ayse Altinok and Joe Paganucci.
Construction by the folks listed above and Rob Off.
Proper documentation to come, along with full production credits. This video is just a teaser from my phone this morning.
littleBits is a system of electronic modules that snap together with magnets. We built littleBits to break the boundaries between the products we consume and the things we make, and to make everyone into an inventor.
Each littleBit has one unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons), and with different combinations you can make large circuits. littleBits allows you to create interactive projects without any background in engineering, programming or wiring, in a few seconds. It's as easy as snapping LEGO bricks together. And the best part is, it's open source!
This video was entirely made with littleBits, check out the individual projects at: http://www.littleBits.cc/community
We’ve been featured in the New York Times magazine, acquired by MoMA for the museum’s collection, called by Bloomberg TV “LEGO for the iPad generation“, won "Best of ToyFair 2012", and we're not tired one bit!
For more info and to get yours, check us out at: http://www.littleBits.cc
An instrument for performing electronic music
Three units, which are resembling standard record players, translate concentric visual patterns into control signals for further processing in any music software. The rotation of the discs, each holding three tracks, can be synced to a sequencer.
The Soundmachines premiered on the Volkswagen New Beetle stand at the IAA motor show in late Summer 2011. In cooperation with the sounddesigner/producer Yannick Labbé of TRICKSKI fame, we developed three unique discs, each controlling one track of an Ableton Live Set exclusively made for the Event. The show was supported by a set of realtime generated visuals, running on a 25m wide LED wall.