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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.

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. deakildiko says:

    wow
    i think my boyfriend would be happy to have one

  2. I’d like to see the schematic!

  3. miroslava von schlochbaum says:

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

  4. Mitch says:

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

  5. erikotis says:

    Peter Vogel is a German artist that builds sculptures from electronic parts that actually make music: http://www.petervogel-objekte.de/ObjKlang.html

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