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GreenPIX
"GreenPix is a groundbreaking project applying sustainable and digital media technology to the curtain wall of Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, near the site of the 2008 Olympic Games. Featuring the largest color LED display worldwide and the first photovoltaic system integrated into a glass curtain wall in China, the building performs as a self-sufficient organic system, harvesting solar energy by day and using it to illuminate the screen after dark, mirroring a day’s climatic cycle"

[download the simulator at: http://www.greenpix.org/play.php ]
sustainability  visualization  green  olympics  digital  design  technology  art  architecture  video  china  led  beijing  display  installation 
august 2008 by robertogreco
(the teeming void): Array Aesthetics (Olympic Edition)
"The Water Cube and the Birds Nest don't simply display China's modernity, they claim a jump into a digital, sustainable, mega-scaled future. The computational aesthetics of multiplicity that mark these structures are, again like the opening ceremony, a powerful cultural narrative: coherence, strength and beauty made of countless tiny pieces. Like the flickering grid of the drummers, the ordered diversity of these structures is important too, in that it's not total uniformity, a simple (modernist) grid. In fact these buildings contain a kind of post-industrial grid, where the uniformity or regularity is not literal or material, but procedural or computational - the computer's ability to resolve complex distributions of force is what enables the "organic" multiplicity here."
design  technology  society  culture  architecture  cities  china  olympics  beijing  2008  led  patterns  multiplicity  narrative  grids  postindustrial  leapfrogging 
august 2008 by robertogreco
(Video DIY) BricoGeek Arduino Wireless POV (Parte 1)
"Aqui os presento mi ultimo DIY. Un POV (Persistence Of Vision) usando una placa compatible Arduino y unos módulos CEBEK (emisor y receptor) de 433MHZ para enviar frases al POV sin cables y directamente por el puerto USB del PC."
arduino  embedded  led  wireless  make  edg  xbee 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Borrowing an idea from Los Angeles, 2091 - International Herald Tribune
"That is the world of "Blade Runner"...an obsession of real estate developer, Sonny Astani, who hopes to evoke those atmospherics by affixing rows of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, to the facades of his two newest condominium towers in the city's center.
losangeles  led  architecture  design  bladerunner  lighting  signs  displays  film  space 
may 2008 by robertogreco
Cool Tool: Pilot's Pen
"I've had some promotional-type LED pens in the past, but the button cells burn out and then it's difficult to replace them. This pen runs on a single AAA cell, which is easy to find and replace. The pen also comes with an extra battery and ink cartridge
pens  tools  shopping  led  light 
may 2008 by robertogreco
James Clar & Associates - Lighting Design [Bubble Bobble]
"water-resistant floating globes each imbedded with tri-color LED. Tilt sensors are placed in each Bubble causing it to change colors depending on direction it's tilted...in multitudes...placed in pool or lake...ripples of colors with each splash and wave
electronics  led  light 
april 2008 by robertogreco
LED Light Drawing Pens: Tools for drawing light doodles - Instructables - DIY, How To, art, photography
"With these parameters, I went hunting for parts at the local electronics and hardware stores and came up with what turned out to be a simple and versatile tool that resulted in some incredible art."
electronics  hardware  led  light  make  photography  tutorials  howto  lightdoodles  drawing  glvo 
february 2008 by robertogreco
ANDREWFENTEM.COM
pioneering research-based advances in the fields of multi-touch touchsceens, multi-object-tracking, kinetic surfaces, and RFID hardware...collection of innovative high-specification prototype systems... 'machine art'
design  electronics  multitouch  newmedia  interactiondesign  interaction  installation  technology  interface  led  interactive  gaming  engineering  games  art  machines  machineart 
october 2007 by robertogreco

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