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Idle Hands :: 2004

idle  Idle Hands is a machine from (n)either the future (n)or the past. Its origins and use are unknown- only two small buttons provide any hint of its function. Touching the ‘Bored’ plaque causes a few lights to glow, then text scrolls across the display. The text seems to be...

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Phantasy Phone :: 2003

Phantasy PhoneThe Phantasy Phone provides an anonymous communication medium to satisfy both the desire to disclose fantasies (not necessarily sexual) as well as the voyeuristic desire to intercept them. It attempts to combine the magic of a ringing payphone with the magic of knowing that your desires are heard. The Phantasy...

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Terror-o-meter :: 2003

Terror-o-meter  The Terror-o-meter attempts to provide citizens with an accurate, up-to-the-minute forecast of the threat of terrorism. By parsing Internet news feeds for specific keywords, the amount of terror-related content reported by the media is used to predict the upcoming impact of terrorism on our lives. This quantity is displayed...

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The GiveBack Curtain v.2 :: 2002

Giveback Curtain“The GiveBack Curtain v.2″ by Kennedy and Violich Architecture Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum New York, New York 2002   The Giveback Curtain returns light into a space after darkness arrives through phosphorescent dyes and white LEDs. It is part solar shade, part ambient light source, and part information display. The...

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Ludicrum :: 2002

Ludicrumby Deb Todd Wheeler Montserrat College of Art Beverly, MA 2002   Utilizing brass, copper, slateboard, microcontrollers, sensors, and LEDs, Deb Todd Wheeler has created a work of five pieces which brings us to the role of investigating the natural world, ultimately making us investigate our own place in that...

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Technology Detector :: 2002

Technology DetectorThe Technology Detector is a tool to discover and uncover the technology that pervades our world. Inspired by my friend Rahul Bhargava at Institute of the Future, the Technology Detector means to arm technocrats/technophobes with a means of exploiting/avoiding the technology which is becoming ubiquitous to our world and lives....

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