Tag: Wild-systems


Long line of cars

There’s a long line of cars
And they’re trying to get through

There’s no single explanation
There’s no central destination

But this long line of cars
Is trying to get through

And this long line of cars

Is all because of you

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RFID implant opens doors

rfid hand

Amal has two RFID implants, one in each hand. His left hand contains a 3mm by 13mm EM4102 glass RFID tag that was implanted by a cosmetic surgeon. His right hand contains a 2mm by 12mm Philips HITAG 2048 S implant with crypto-security features and 255 bytes of read/write memory storage space. It was implanted by a family doctor using an Avid injector kit like the ones used on pets. He can access his front door, car door, and log into his computer using his implants, and has written a book called RFID Toys, which details how to build these and other RFID enabled projects.

See pictures, Related: Is your cat infected with a computer virus?

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A mouse can scare the cat away


Animal Nextnature! Using an animal as part of your lego creation. A ‘behaviour block’ can track the behaviour of the animal inside. This behavior is the nused to drive the Lego creation. This way the creation gets alive, and the animal can get enhance possibilities: a mouse can scare the cat away!

This augmented animal project was created by Joris van Gelder, Bas Groenendaal, Philip Mendels and Ivo Vos.

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Evolving Logo

evolving logo

Generative graphics and organic information design are making their way into the world of the applied arts. For the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Michael Schmitz created software that creates an evolving logo, by following rules of cellular automata. Different logos are being “bred” and then picked by fitness in relation to the parameters or voted for by the employees. The parameters are coupled to certain factors: number of employees = density, funding = speed, number of publications = activity. Every time the logo is displayed on a website as an animated icon or printed out on a letter, it reflects the current state of the lab as a living organism.

via: we make money not art.

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Real Nature is not Green

At the edge of the woods along the motorway near the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, there stands a mobile telephone mast disguised as a pine tree. This mast is not nature: at best, it is a picture of nature. It is an illustration, like a landscape painting hanging over the sofa. Do we have genuine experiences of nature any more? Or are we living in a picture of it?

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Guided Growth



The E-volver is an ‘image breeding machine’, which takes inspiration from the methods of evolutionary biology to produce colourful,ever-changing images. The software generates artificial pixel organisms made up of thirteen genes that together determine how the organism will behave on the monitor. The unusual collaboration between an “image-breeding-machine” and a human “gardener” results in intriging and coherent images.

E-volver will be exhibited at the Natural Habitat expo which opens this weekend during the Amsterdam Museumnacht.

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Erkundungen im Nächste Natur (D)

Die Natur verändert sich mit uns (English version: Exploring Next Nature)

by Koert van Mensvoort, published in Entry Paradise, Neue Welten des Designs, Gerhard Seltman, Werner Lippert (Editors), Birkhauser, ISBN: 3764376953.

Fast jeder liebt die Natur. Doch was heißt das eigentlich? Für manche verkörpert sie Harmonie, Konsequenz und Frieden. Für andere ist sie eher wild, brutal und unberechenbar. Natur stellen wir uns als vom Menschen unberührt, unangetastet vor. Paradoxerweise hat sich der Mensch jedoch gerade aus dieser Natur entwickelt. “Die Natur liebt es, sich zu verstecken” behauptete der vorsokratische Philosoph Heraklit [1] schon im 5. Jahrhundert vor Christus. Wenn es einen Ort gibt, der es verdient “natürlich” genannt zu werden, ist es die Welt in der sich die Menschheit vor sehr langer Zeit entwickelte. Diese Welt ist die Grundlage unserer Wahrnehmung von Realität und tatsächlich aller Informationen, die wir aufnehmen. Unsere menschliche Konstitution und unsere Sinne sind völlig an sie angepasst. Heutzutage ist diese Umwelt vollständig unserer Herrschaft unterworfen. Sie hat all ihre Ursprünglichkeit verloren. Wie natürlich ist es geworden, einen nine-to-five-Job zu haben und mit Anzug und Krawatte ins Büro zu gehen? Die Dächer über unseren Köpfen, die Stühle auf denen wir sitzen, sogar die Bäume im Wald – sie alle sind so, wie wir sie haben möchten. Wenn man sich umschaut und versucht, das natürlichste Objekt in der unmittelbaren Umgebung auszumachen, wird das höchstwahrscheinlich man selbst sein.

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