Tag: festival

menotme

rootoftwo & daub (Karl Daubmann) are collaborating on a new work for the DLECTRICITY nighttime, outdoor contemporary art festival.

menotme is a luminous, playful, responsive form activated by squeezing which causes it to purr, giggle, and burp and is designed to provoke public affection as a defense against post‑industrial anxiety. menotme is an urban comfort object; part street toy, part environment. For DLECTRICITY, rootoftwo + daub have created menotme to inspire new types of social behavior, interaction and play. Participation is essential. The more you interact with it, the more it will perform. Organic in form and feel, menotme creates a comfy place to dawdle during the festival where informal social exchanges and a good cuddle with the work are encouraged. rootoftwo + daub are interested in transforming the urban environment in ways that increase socialization and pleasure.

The work will be on public view in the grounds of the Horace H. Rackham Education Memorial Building at the Woodward & Warren Corner, 100 Farnsworth, Detroit, MI, 48202. Friday, October 5, 2012 7:00pm-12:00am and Saturday, October 6, 2012 5:00pm-2:00am.

Electronic schematic. We are using these, these and lots of these.

Plus 300 translucent beach balls.

A single-unit LED test. Only 107 more to go…

Testing the LEDs with the Powermesh skin.

Karl stress-testing the material.

Parametric seating model.

Seating prototype.

First ring test in the studio (tennis ball for scale).

DLECTRICITY is a free nighttime, outdoor contemporary art festival which will invite emerging and established artists, lighting designers, performers and architects to make site-specific installations of light, sound, performance and projection – transforming the Woodward corridor into an illuminated urban spectacle for thousands of visitors.

DLECTRICITY will be held at night on October 5 & 6, 2012.

menotme on dlectricity
rootoftwo on dlectricity

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Upgrade! International

We will be participating in the 3rd international gathering of the Upgrade! International in Skopje, Macedonia, between 11 – 14 September, 2008. Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. This 4 day festival was initiated by Upgrade! Belgrade, Upgrade! Berlin – Public Art Lab, Upgrade! Sofia – InterSpace, Upgrade! Istanbul – NOMAD and Upgrade! Skopje – Line Initiative and movement.

The Chain Reaction program will include: an exhibition, live audio/visual performances, lectures, discussions and presentations, a screening program and workshops.

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I am embarking on the learning curve that is Arduino (an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software). As I am prone to, I have dumped links to stuff I have found useful HERE.

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rootoftwo will be participating in the 3rd international gathering of the Upgrade! International in Skopje, Macedonia, between 11 – 14 September, 2008. Upgrade! is an international, emerging network of autonomous nodes united by art, technology, and a commitment to bridging cultural divides. This 4 day festival was initiated by Upgrade! Belgrade, Upgrade! Berlin – Public Art Lab, Upgrade! Sofia – InterSpace, Upgrade! Istanbul – NOMAD and Upgrade! Skopje – Line Initiative and movement.

The Chain Reaction program will include: an exhibition, live audio/visual performances, lectures, discussions and presentations, a screening program and workshops.

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Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon

Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot

Everything you wanted to know about molecular gastronomy, roadkill restaurants, feral robots, location-based mixed-media, microinjection erotism, making money-not art …and more.
Poker Club – During the Scottish Enlightment, thinkers gathered in Edinburgh to discuss big ideas over a glass of claret at the original Poker Club (which refers to a fireplace poker for ‘stirring things up’). New Media Scotland is resurrecting the name to hold a series of events, three of which will be held as part of the Six Cities Design Festival: Future Food with Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon (21st May), Future City with Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot (22nd May), and Future Body with Adam Zaretsky and Regine Debatty (29th May).
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Poker Club
21 May 2007 to 29 May 2007
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Beehive Inn 18-20 Grassmarket Edinburgh EH1 2JU

During the Scottish Enlightment, thinkers gathered in Edinburgh to discuss big ideas over a glass of claret at the original Poker Club (which refers to a fireplace poker for ‘stirring things up’). New Media Scotland has resurrected the name to hold a series of events, three of which will be held as part of the Six Cities Design Festival: Future Food with Dr Peter Barham and Debra Solomon (21st May), Future City with Giles Lane and Constance Fleuriot (22nd May), and Future Body with Adam Zaretsky and Regine Debatty (29th May).

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Six Cities Design Festival 17 May – 3 June 2007
There are three key strands to the Six Cities Design initiative:

  • developing the use of design and creativity in business
  • raising awareness of design through education programmes
  • increasing public engagement with design

A jam-packed programme of things to see and do.