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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.


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.

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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  1. wow
    i think my boyfriend would be happy to have one

  2. I’d like to see the schematic!

  3. miroslava von schlochbaum on said:

    so if i put 5 volts between upper left and lower right, what voltage should i expect between upper right and lower left?

  4. great, but… does it DO anything? cuz otherwise you have a very fragile Kentucky do-nothing.

  5. erikotis on said:

    Peter Vogel is a German artist that builds sculptures from electronic parts that actually make music:

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