January 28th, 2010 | station ident

From Mal Jones’ "Print A Week" project:


This is warren ellis dot com, going for trans-pub injection.

Links for 2010-01-26

January 27th, 2010 | brainjuice

received goods 27jan10

January 27th, 2010 | received goods

Arrived today from darkest Yeovil, ONEIRIC HARDWARE:

…a CD of manipulated field-recordings sourced entirely from server-arrays, hard-drives and PC peripherals from Belo Horizonte, Brasil and Yeovil, Somerset. The resulting pieces are a curious fusion of the mechanistic and the organic: a series of REM-sleep sirensongs built from whirring servos, damaged cpus and haunted read-write heads. Ghost-Industrial Music.

Three quid if you’re in the UK, four quid if you’re not. All through the good offices of kek-w at this link here. I’m all set for the night: I have a bottle of whisky, six cans of Red Bull for between shots, a thing to write, and this to listen to. Cheers.


Haptic Coat For The Blind

January 27th, 2010 | researchmaterial

Fascinating. Designed by Lynne Bruning, "Bats Have Feelings Too" is a fashionable haptic coat for the blind, or, in her term, "a wearable cane."

Materials | lilypad arduino, conductive thread, ultrasonic range finder, vibration boards…


And, also at that link, a clickthrough to instructions for making one yourself.

PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti

January 27th, 2010 | researchmaterial

PechaKucha is:

…an event where young designers could meet, network and show their work in public. Over time, it has evolved into a massive celebration of creativity, with events regularly being held in over 270 cities. Last year, more than 6,000 presentations will given at +600 PechaKucha events. Drawing its name from the Japanese phrase for the sound of conversation ("chit chat"), the PechaKucha format is simple – 20 images x 20 seconds – and designed to keep presentations concise and moving at a rapid pace.

Jan Chipchase just sent me this: PechaKucha Global Day for Haiti:

In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti. In response, the global PechaKucha family is coming together with Architecture for Humanity to lend a hand in rebuilding Haiti. Please help us spread the word about our global event in February: 20 images, 20 seconds, 200 cities, 2,000 presentations, 200,000 people.

On Feb. 20, the cities that host PechaKucha events worldwide will converge to present one continuous 24-hour edition of PechaKucha Night. Kicking off at SuperDeluxe in Tokyo, where PechaKucha Night was first conceived, the presentation wave will travel eastward, with cities presenting one after the other. Crossing all times zones and cultures, the event will be streamed live online and then finish in Tokyo the following day.