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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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