Category Archives: physical computing

Physical Responses of Dials

Here’s a really nice video of one of the more memorable (for me) presentations at TEI15. The paper/demo was “Comparing Pictorial and Tangible Notations of Force Image Schemas”, by Jörn Hurtienne (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), Diana Löffler (Julius-Maximilians-Universität), Patty Gadegast (Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal), and Steffi Hußlein (Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal). … Continue reading

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What My Browser Looks Like After Sketching in Hardware 2014

The Sketching in Hardware 2014 conference just ended, and before I leave Berlin, I want to get some notes down from the conference. Most of my notes consist of stuff I saved in browser tabs from people’s talks. This is … Continue reading

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Making Interactive Art: Set the Stage, Then Shut Up and Listen

 Don’t interpret your own work.  Quite often I see artists who venture into interactive art start by making interactive artworks and offering interpretation in the notes beside them.  They’ll describe the work, then tell you what each element means,and what … Continue reading

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Toronto DigiFest and more

Just got back from Toronto, where I attended events at Toronto Digifest and TIFF Nexus.  I was very impressed with all the interesting work happening there. I gave a presentation at DigiFest on Arduino, Physical Computing and Mass Participation (PDF, … Continue reading

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Open Hardware Summit, Sept 23, 2010

So what exactly is open source hardware?  We’re getting closer to a consensus definition, thanks to Ayah Bdeir and Eyebeam.  A few months ago, she put together a workshop on open source hardware, and invited a group of people who … Continue reading

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Physicality, Conviviality, and Openness

Physicality, conviviality, and openness are the themes of a series of talks I gave last week to the HCI group at RWTH Aachen, thanks to Jan Borchers.  These three ideas run through most of the work I’ve been doing over … Continue reading

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Practice, Practice, Practice

Ashlynn Dewey just sent me links to a new Nike+ ad that she ran across that reminded her of our physical computing class(thanks, Ash!). It’s a great video that shows a couple of supercool Japanese DJs making music on specially … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on consciousness and physical experience, coming together

I just had one of those wonderful moments where a bunch of ideas that had been floating around in my head for a number of years came together and made sense, thanks to a section of Alva Noë’s book Out … Continue reading

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MAKE: Electronics: I love this book!

Make: Electronics, Charles Platt.  © 2009 Make Books, Sebastapol, CA; 1st edition ISBN: 0596153740 Just go buy it. It’s the best introductory book I’ve read on electronics. To start with, the book is gorgeous.  Maybe you can’t judge a book by … Continue reading

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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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