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July 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Tardigotchi - a microorganism and its avatar

The famous Tamagotchi toy from the 90's has been updated with a microbial counterpart. Tardigotchi is a project by swamp (Studies of Work Atmosphere and Mass Production, artists Douglas Easterly and Matt Kenyon) who collaborated with designer Tiago Rorke. The following text was taken from the…


Added by Eric de Haas on July 30, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Philips Dog

The picture above is a robot dog made by Philips, somewhere around 1958 I guess. It was taken from the book 'PRACTICAL ROBOT CIRCUITS: ELECTRONIC SENSORY ORGANS AND NERVE SYSTEMS' published by A.H. Bruinsma and the 'Philips Technical Library' in 1960. The book gives a nice insight of the progressive research that was done in those days. Besides some nice images of electronic…


Added by Eric de Haas on July 27, 2010 at 11:00pm — No Comments

The printed building

Finally it's here. Once the first 3d printers made it to the market and the 'built-them-yourself' community took off, it was just a matter of waiting for the first large scale printer that could print a house. In this case it is a printer that prints 'stone' by binding sand with epoxy. Although this combination of sand…


Added by Eric de Haas on July 22, 2010 at 11:07pm — No Comments

Electronic Brains

Recently I was reading an article that added a new chapter in my knowledge of the Philips cultural heritage. I guess everybody knows about 'poême électronique' the famous '58 world expo Philips pavilion created by Corbusier, Xenakis and Varèse. The same probably…


Added by Clive van Heerden on July 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

± 30 SqM HongKong apartment with 24 rooms

A beautiful example, in addition to the Habitat project, of how an appartment of approximately 30 SqM can transform into 24 different spaces. Some other nice examples of transforming- and off the grid-houses can be found… Continue

Added by Eric de Haas on July 5, 2010 at 1:37pm — No Comments

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