I dropped by the One Maker Group (OMG) prototyping lab at the National Design Centre this week. I spent a whole month at this space last year making something for the Singapore maker faire. It is a maker’s den with many tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers. I caught up with my friend […]
Had the opportunity to take part in a hackathon – my first to be exact. The hackathon was about gathering software developers, creatives, UX/graphic designers or anyone interested to make a mobile game app. The client is Coca-Cola and the creative brief was to put across the message that a can of coke classic only […]
I am freelancing on a project that is about making a vending machine work. The machine dispenses drink samples of a nutrition brand product. My team lost one of the dispensing trays for one of the machines, so we decided to 3D print a copy of an existing one which looks like this. For this […]
This was the second year of the event held on the last weekend of July. While I was a visitor last year, I became a participant this year with my own maker booth entitled “Hobby Electronic Light Gadgets” where I displayed some of my DIY light gadgets. It was held at the Scape Warehouse. This […]
Click on image to see original full-sized version. Terms like ‘generative art’, ‘information visualisation’ and consumer art like visual effects and video games are all right up there. As it should be.
This Kickstarter project has raised slightly over $500,000 over a $27,000 goal. It looks promising as a physical computing and prototyping tool for students, hobbyists, artists, interaction designers and even commercial companies to use.
It is a trend in new media art to use data as narrative, using such technologies such as rapid prototyping, networked data and computation design. In this curated show called “The Beauty of Data” in 2007, Jussi Angesleva (a German based interaction designer at the creative firm ART+COM and also a Professor at the Berlin […]
A rather long essay written anonymously and posted on an anonymous blog. It is an academic paper possibly at a Master’s or PhD level with numerous references to the local literature on the arts in Singapore as well as Western philosophical theories mainly on the politics of aesthetics. The events narrated in the essay are […]
A six minute video on what glitch art is. We often get upset when technology doesn’t work – files are unreadable, billboards show flickering images, screen images throwing up random pixels. But what if glitches can be seen as beautiful? Technology is not perfect, just as how human beings are not perfect. Glitches represent […]
Referenced article here. I like this article by the co-founder of Wired magazine. He argues that we are 20 years into the third Industrial Revolution, except that it isn’t really of an Industrial nature as compared to the First (steam, railroads) and Second (electricity, sanitation) ones. The third Industrial Revolution started with the birth of […]