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Zwischenräume Robotically Destroys a Living Room

As the artistic duo RoboCoco, Petra Gemeinboeck and Rob Saunders explain:

The installation embeds a group of autonomous robots into the walls of a gallery. They punch holes through the walls to inspect what’s outside, signal each other, and conspire. As if the walls had ears and a hammer to pierce holes for their eyes to see. The work develops a political relationship between the stealthy invasion of digital surveillance and urban combat tactics in which soldiers are instructed to walk through private walls. The installation stages this relationship in the form of an autonomous sculptural process that marks and wounds our environment, leaving behind open scars.

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Billboards Converted To Swingsets

Billboards Converted To Swingsets

It’s called “Double Happiness.” From Paris architect Didier Faustino. [via Dude Craft]

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Projecting Text with Lightbulbs and Magnifying Glasses

Projecting Text with Lightbulbs and Magnifying Glasses

Pausations, an installation by Australian-born artist Ian Burns, uses lightbulbs and magnifying glasses to project the words onto the wall. It was on display at the Armory Show last week. [via colossal]

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Indoor snowstorm

Indoor snowstorm

An installation by Tokujin Yoshioka, whom some may remember for growing a crystal chair back in 2008, for the Mori Art Museum’s ongoing Sensing Nature exhibit. Snow is 15 meters wide and contains hundreds of kilograms of white down which is randomly blown around at intervals by hidden fans. [via Dude Craft]

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Switches designed to gross you out

Switches designed to gross you out

Among other delights, there’s a switch that retreats into its enclosure when your finger approaches, a switch that extrudes a stream of snotty goo when pressed (and retracts it when released), and (my personal favorite) a hairy switch with a pilomotor reflex that makes the hairs stand up when you try to touch it. Squick! [via Hack a Day]

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Maker Faire: Flaming Lotus Girls Soma

Photograph by George Schaller The Flaming Lotus Girls (FLG) are no strangers to Maker Faire Bay Area, the world’s largest DIY festival, taking place on May 22nd and 23rd at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. This crew of creative and talented makers has participated in the annual fair since 2007, and this year they’re bringing an […]

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Maker Faire: Flaming Lotus Girls Soma

Maker Faire: Flaming Lotus Girls Soma

Photograph by George Schaller The Flaming Lotus Girls (FLG) are no strangers to Maker Faire Bay Area, the world’s largest DIY festival, taking place on May 22nd and 23rd at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. This crew of creative and talented makers has participated in the annual fair since 2007, and this year they’re bringing an […]

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