Digital Culture –| 2008

electronic art, technology and culture

Bio plastic surveillance spores – artwork proposal : short brief

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The first stage of this artwork installation is scientifically developed bio plastic surveillance spores grown on vertical gardens that unwittingly infect passers by. The infection only becomes apparent when the infected move beyond invisible boundaries created to enforce people to behave within the rules of a new societal order – the dream society.

Traditional fencing in the spatial environment is purely aesthetic, a mesh fence previously perceived as militant is now viewed as metallic lace. However when passing into controlled areas, a physicality change takes place in the offender to control them by shaming them into behaving within the confines, by a gestation of the virus which anthropomorphically changes their appearance.

Two different states occur depending on the zoning and level of control. The first disables by causing dexterous hands and feet to swell into balls, and so forth for major joints of the elbows and knees. The second state causes the skin on the face to become translucent scaring others by revealing the muscle tissue and bones underneath, incredibly ghoulish for the offender too.

Controlling people with microscopic technology and invisible architecture, which acts as a catalyst to punish and embarrass people with the threat of bodily disfigurement.

Artwork ideals raised:

What is a boundary?

Can a virtual boundary be a form of control?

What social conditioning could develop from virtual architecture in the real world?

How is such a technology managed and for what reasons?

Is a physical boundary free world really that free, is it all about perception?


Written by neva3548

October 27, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Installation scheme / technical scheme : what is this?

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Hi All,

From reading through Petra’s comments on sept 25th regarding our assignements + what’s in the course outline, I am a little unsure what the Installation scheme / technical scheme is.

Is this like a floorplan of how the product will be exhibited? An installation will be installed? A performace set design maybe?

Petra and anyone else please clarify at this late stage.


Thx in advance… Nathan

Please email me at work Petra if you read this –

Written by neva3548

October 27, 2008 at 12:58 pm

relevant to my interests!

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I’ve seen this shirt before, but I was just reminded of it… I really need it for my project presentation this week, but unfortunately, I won’t be able to ship it here in time.

So just pretend I’m wearing this t-shirt next time you see me, ok?

Written by Danoot

October 26, 2008 at 3:19 am

multitouch screen

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multitouch screen is an amazing product today, like Microsoft Surface.

the Interactive Mirror designed and constructed by Alpay Kasal takes the user experience of multitouch interaction and gaming to a whole new level. i saw some similar work in the LM3 Lab, but not sure it’s multitouch or not. the interactive mirror can be used in the show window for fashion.

CityWall is MultiTouch screen in Helsinki, Finland. the project sets up in the public space, and their paper was published in the HCI 2008. they add the 3D browsing function into it.

Written by kerrylin2008

October 24, 2008 at 5:44 am

First Underwater “Flying” Car !?

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Swiss-based car manufacturing company  Rinspeed designed the world’s first real submersible car this year.
The inspiration for the sQuba was the animated Lotus Esprit driven by James Bond 007 in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. ( Science fiction-oriented movie??) 
The car can be driven both on land and under water and is a zero-emission all electric vehicle which uses three electric motors, one for land travel and two for water.


Here is a movie, you can see how the car is driven underwater.

Written by hideyukidesign

October 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm

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Augmented-Reality Car Window Game

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Augmented-Reality Car Window Game

Carcade - Augmented-Reality Car Window Game

I can’t post the video, but check it on Gizmodo

This system is called Carcade, developed by – Andreas Nicolas Fischer, Martin Kim Luge and Korbinian Polk – students from Universitat der Kunste Berlin. Check their official website here.

Written by guavarepublic

October 22, 2008 at 6:24 am


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This is the official website for Star Trek-ish display I mentioned last night…

Check it out here

The system is now available in 30″, 50″ and 100″ size (WOW).

The price list:

M30: US$ 16 200

M50: US$ 31 500

M100: US$ undisclosedpricebutmustbeveryexpensiveiguess

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October 22, 2008 at 6:14 am

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