03.27.08Ornos: Prototype 02
Here’s the first test with Ornos. The compass readings are behaving pretty well considering it’s right underneath a spinning hard drive. The 1.2Ghz processor and 512 RAM don’t seem to be enough to download and render the image quickly enough, so I’m going to have to figure out how to speed things up.
03.12.08Ornos : Prototype 01
I was going to cover the lasercut masonite with a leather sleeve, but I’m going to go with cnc milled RenShape with a painted finish for the next prototype. The compass needs to be calibrated to the offsets caused by the magnetized computer hardware and I need to tweak some code to get the frames [...]
03.11.08Same Food Same Poison
So if the Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention is somewhat true, is it simply the established economic ties between countries that prevent wars? How about the shared experience of eating the same food? Listening to the same music, watching the same movies, speaking the same language, wearing the same clothes? Could a globalized culture [...]
How can we share our unmitigated desire for sex, eating, and drinking? Drooling, like blushing is often beyond our control. Good food, or just thinking of tasty food can make people drool. With Other is an amorphous teledrooling device. It comes in pairs, soft, and shaped like a smooth pebble. Each is equipped with a [...]
03.01.08Ornos : Prototype Shell 01
Here’s a rendering of the custom housing for all the components of Ornos (HP TC1100, Arduino, Digital Compass, and a mouse). Hopefully everything fits and doesn’t overheat. The first version will be lasercut masonite. The final version will be some combination of stainless steel and leather.
02.24.08Ornos : A View from Above
Since the first hand drawn maps of the stars to satellite imagery and GPS navigation today, our frame of reference and our perception of space has been molded into a view from above. Our understanding of place is often linked to an abstract representation on a map rather than a physical relational comprehension. You could [...]
1 Why should I trust you? Because you sound trustworthy? Smell trustworthy? Look trustworthy? How do we measure trust? Trust Vision is a personally biased trust measuring video camera. As each frame is presented, a face or faces within the frame are superimposed with trust ratings based on previous faces that have been rated by [...]
Video chat is great, but maybe I don’t want to see your face. Or more likely, I don’t want you to see me sitting at my computer in my underwear. A less intrusive channel of communication, like IM, is often desirable but we lose several modes of expression when we only communicate with text. Could [...]
01.27.08Talking Face to Face
Talking Face to Face is a networked communication system that detects the position of two users in relation to each other anywhere on the globe. Using a combination of GPS and a compass, the audio output is modified to create the sensation of the voice’s position and proximity to the listener. If Bob is in [...]