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Twinkle Toes
Twinkle Toes

Our latest window with Barneys New York was called “Twinkle Toes”. We finished it just in time for fashion week. Featuring two pairs of robotic legs dancing together. The curtains opened and closed to display them wearing mens and womens shoes in front of a clips of automation machinery. A movie of them in action […]

Patterned by Nature
Patterned by Nature

This piece was a collaboration between many many people. I will copy and paste at the bottom all of the amazing people who were behind this masterpiece. < br/> Patten Studio did the hardware design and some of the software. Basically this is 17 different panels that make the whole curve and each of these […]

Barneys Windows – Christian Louboutin
Barneys Windows - Christian Louboutin

Video by Michelle Chu This was the first project I worked on with James. For three of the windows at Barneys New York. One window featured a rather haunted room set from a photograph, in which we placed linear actuators inside the drawers and the door to open and close on their own. The second […]

Art Meets Fashion
Art Meets Fashion

We had the pleasure of doing these windows for Barneys with the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art. They turned out really beautifully ( in my incredibly biased opinion ). The first window featured drawings by Marc Jacobs etched on to metal plates. Each weighed about 30 lbs so we had to design a very stable […]

Processing JS Test

Just a little test to play around with Processing js in wordpress. .

CNC Arch – Digital Tracery
CNC Arch - Digital Tracery

The fabulous Adam Elstein (http://www.adamelstein.com/) took some amazing photos of the work while it was still in the gallery.  

CNC Arch – Final Boards
CNC Arch - Final Boards

For the final show we just put up a couple explanatory panels, how it was made, the 4 parts, the cnc layout and snapshots of the construction. It was surprisingly quick to put up, only a couple days and still light enough for a few guys to pick up and move around.

Installation – Draft
Installation - Draft

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Tear you apart *cough* –Prototype _08
Tear you apart *cough* --Prototype _08

    The challenge that faced our heroes was of material, the world presented plentiful treasures with a variety of desirable properties. Among them included trace paper, thin plexi, chipboard, foam, mylar, acetate and, spandex. The trace paper provided a good way to test the reactions of the patterns but it could not hold up […]

Tug of WAR!
Tug of WAR!

As our quest moves forward we realize the beauty of stopping and smelling the flowers. Finding patterns in the natural world. OK so really it might be from the internet, specifically Milgo Bufkin and XURF practically the same thing. With just an initial test pattern we played with what pulling at the edges and the […]

Blazing the trail of Awesome!
Blazing the trail of Awesome!

As we started our trek we had many unknown foes, the arduino, max msp, audio inputs. We tackled an easy an output int ledPin_01=2; int ledPin_02=3; int ledPin_03=4; int ledPin_04=5; void setup() { pinMode(ledPin_01, OUTPUT); pinMode(ledPin_02, OUTPUT); pinMode(ledPin_03, OUTPUT); pinMode(ledPin_04, OUTPUT); } void loop() { digitalWrite(ledPin_01, HIGH); delay(500); digitalWrite(ledPin_01, LOW); delay(500); digitalWrite(ledPin_02, HIGH); delay(500); digitalWrite(ledPin_02, […]

sudo -c EPIC win
sudo -c EPIC win

What looked to be a dim night for our heroes, was quickly forgotten once they found a guiding light. The path the holy grail, if we may. Beginning to add complexity to our quest we added relays to the circuit for the possibilities of greater voyages in the futures. The journey looked to have a […]

The Lastest Conquest :D
The Lastest Conquest :D

Our heroes tackle the quest of creating a panel that shows the response of the wire to the input. We resolved upon layer system of flexible and dense material (wood and pantyhose). We set the board for two inputs (successfully). Our next step is toward audio inputs. In the meantime however our brave heroes would […]

And so our heroes continue…

While wading through the murky waters of discovery, we uncovered many possibilities of progress. Our initial attempts to push forward towards a skin system faltered when we were unable to get both wires to substantially react. We think that it is because of a lack of power since we can only see the wires slightly […]

A New Approach To Our Quest

As we step forward on our journey, we considered the possibilities of the paths we could follow. Upon exploration of previous knights, we have decided our exploration shall continue with the application of multiple flexinol wires to a material. Starting to generate a possible wall texture. We are not sure how to test the effectiveness […]

Our Heroes Next Quest?

_Laura Wickesberg and Jessica Becker!

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As our two heroes journey continues they face a new foe. The photo resistor. There were many perils along the way. Luckily those before us in this path left helpful trails of information. We found that the photo resistor must have an adequate light to respond to as well as what conditions we could expect. […]

Our Journey into the World of Basic Stamps

As we began our quest to unleash the worlds of electronic circuitry unknown to us there were many beasts to be defeated along the way. ¬†First, of the many palaces of Radio Shack, few had the treasure we desired. Finally, we gathered the bounties of electronic supplies necessary and began the next quest to figure […]

Kinetic Acoustic Roof
Kinetic Acoustic Roof

OK So this project is more of a theory, but I really like the idea of involving acoustics in architecture and having something that reacts. The theory behind it is basically based on the reverberations of sound in a hall. Different music/performances have different acoustic needs, so in theory based on the type of performance, […]