Electronic Components Used to Make “Technological Mandalas”

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

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By Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is a research director at Institute for the Future, the founding editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the co-founder of Boing Boing, the editor-in-chief of Cool Tools.

248 Articles

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Artist Leonardo Ulian makes “technological mandalas” from the electronic components. This one reminds me of the cat paintings by Louis Wain, who was rumored to have schizophrenia.

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I think of my mandalas as ephemeral gizmos, able to trigger the eyes and minds of the viewers with images and thoughts of any sort, but without taking it too seriously. I used the word “ephemeral” because electronic technology is in a way impermanent. It is constantly changing and can become easily obsolete, like sand mandalas can be easily brushed away after days of work.

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