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Just like Riding a Bike

The chances are good that if you’re reading this, you probably know how to ride a bicycle.  You probably learned so many years ago that you don’t even remember how you learned.  When you get on a bike now, it’s … Continue reading

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Blender Defender

Thanks to Jeff Gray for this most excellent link to a project describing how to attach your blender to a motion sensor to scare yoru cat off the counter.  On the one hand: gratuitous use of technology, anyone?  On the … Continue reading

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Lumens

This summer I got to assist on a project by artists Matthew Belanger, Sean Riley,  Ven Voisey, and producer Marianne Petit on a neat project called Lumens.  Actually, they did all the work, I just offered a little guidance to … Continue reading

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Emotional Design

Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things Donald A. Norman. Basic books, ©2005. ISBN: 0465051367. In this book, Norman counters some of the points he makes in his first book, The Design of Everyday Things, by pointing out … Continue reading

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Fashioning Technology

Fashioning Technology: a DIY Intro to Smart Crafting Syuzi Pakhchyan. Make books, ©2008. ISBN: 0596514379. This is a really great book for anyone interested in physical computing. It includes a nice introduction to basic electronics and a number of construction … Continue reading

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Open Source Multitouch Kit

Nortd have released TouchKit, an open source toolkit for making your own multitouch screen in OpenFrameworks.  It looks pretty good, and fairly easy to set up. For people interested in experimenting with multitouch surfaces, this seems like a good place … Continue reading

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