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I'd like to be under the sea

This amazing artwork, by Jason de Caires Taylor, has been making the viral socmedia rounds. Taylor casts life-size cement sculptures of people, animals, furniture, and then submerges them off the coast of South America. Hauntingly beautiful. Imagine scuba diving and coming upon a guy typing at a desk. Awesome. [Thanks,... Read more »

Sound Bubbles

Musician and musical robot maker Charlie Williams created this fun art piece with a combination of OpenCV (an open-source computer vision toolkit that provides, among many things, facial recognition) and Processing. more info, including the opportunity to download the code and play with it yourself! Read more »

Brad Litwin at HOPE

There are some great presenters and exhibitors here at HOPE. Besides the usual suspects: Adafruit, EFF, Sparkle Labs, No Starch Press, there are a number of new faces. One of those is Brad Litwin, here with the folks from The Hacktory in Philadelphia, PA. We’ve covered Brad’s wonderful kinetic sculptures... Read more »

Baling wire Jansen walker

Theo Jansen, the Dutch kinetic sculptor that inspired a way of mechanical walking, has done it again. We’ve seen versions of his walking machines rendered in plastic tubing, laser-cut plastic sheet, wood, metal, paper, cardboard, Legos. And now, baling wire, thanks to MAKE subscriber Brandon Gruber (Vista, CA). Baling Wire... Read more »