WINTERGATAN MARBLE MUSIC MACHINE

March 2, 2016 / 0 comments

So after 14 months of building, the Marble Machine is finished. A special day for us. Swedish Filmmaker Hannes Knutsson from Lefvande Bilder has filmed and edited the music video that will Premiere Monday, February 29:th. Hannes has gone down as deep with the Machine as i have and i cannot enough express my gratitude…

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GRAPHS AND QUOTES FROM THE BIG RETHINK

February 25, 2016 / 0 comments

Part 2: Farewell to modernism − and modernity too Here she contrasts three paradigms − or as she prefers, ‘cultural ecologies’ − Modernity, Deconstructionist Postmodernism (the transitory, hyper-relativist mode of thought usually referred to as Postmodernism) and Ecological Postmodernism, which she implies is the emerging long-term successor to modernity. Her vision of Ecological Postmodernism is…

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ULTIMATE MOWER

February 17, 2016 / 0 comments

Mowing ditch banks with a Claas Xerion 3300 VC ”Octopus” equipped with four Herder Grenadier MBK LSH mowing booms from contractor Hack from Kruisland, The Netherlands. Facebook Link

WILLIAM MITCHELL – CONNECTED CITY

February 5, 2016 / 0 comments

A conversation with the MIT Professor and Director of the Media Lab’s Smart Cities Group.

ORDER AND DISORDER

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

ORDER AND DISORDER: ENERGY Professor Jim Al-Khalili discovers the intriguing story of how we discovered the rules that drive the universe. Energy is vital to us all, but what exactly is energy? In attempting to answer this question Jim investigates a strange set of laws that link together everything from engines to humans to stars….

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THE CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR SOFT ROBOTICS

February 4, 2016 / 0 comments

There are many different kinds of robots: factory automation systems that weld and assemble car engines; machines that place chocolates into boxes; medical devices that support surgeons in operations requiring high-precision manipulation; cars that drive automatically over long distances; vehicles for planetary exploration; mechanisms for powerline or oil platform inspection; toys and educational toolkits for schools and universities; service robots that deliver meals,…

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AUTOMATIC ORCHESTRA

February 3, 2016 / 0 comments

The Automatic Orchestra is an audio installation exploring algorithmic composition and networked music. A common set of rules distributed among a network of MIDI devices opens up a melodic space orchestrated by automatic logic. The perpetual interaction among the devices and the interpretation of encoded musical messages blurs the distinctiveness between structured composition and performative…

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DEXMO

February 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Dexmo is a wearable mechanical exoskeleton that captures your hand motion as well as providing you with force feedback. It breaks the barrier between the digital and real world and gives you a sense of touch.  Dexmo Classic captures 11 degrees of freedom for you hand motion. Three degrees of freedom of motion for the thumb,…

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TIMELAPSE SISPHUS 1

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

For the crime of cheating death, Sisyphus must push his boulder up the mountain only to have it roll back down each day. For all eternity. For more information, follow link: LINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINK http://www.taomc.com/sisyphus LINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINKLINK

IS A CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION COMING FOR ROBOTICS?

February 1, 2016 / 0 comments

About half a billion years ago, life on earth experienced a short period of very rapid diversification called the “Cambrian Explosion.” Many theories have been proposed for the cause of the Cambrian Explosion, with one of the most provocative being the evolution of vision, which allowed animals to dramatically increase their ability to hunt and…

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