The installation › Jellyfish by Keiko Takahashi is exhibited at Sakuragki Fine Arts Gallery, Tokyo from June 4th until 23rd.
The seminar examines spaces as spaces for action, that are created by the interconnection of external architecture, physiological or technological perceptive systems and individual action patterns. Part of the seminar will consist in a workshop in Montepulciano, Italy conducted together with Bauhaus-University Weimar.
A number of approaches try to use the dynamics of physical, biological and chemical systems as computers. The talk will present some contemporary strategies and discuss the difficulties to clearly classify these as purely analog or digital computers.
A parallelogram windscreen wiper in constant motion, mounted on a tripod — its name referring to Duchamp, Broodthaers and the pantomime Marceau.
The microchip MCP 4321 is cheap, easy to get, and simple to connect. With a resolution of up to 18 bits and a build in amplifier we yield a sensitivity of 2 µV which makes it well suited for instrumentation, weight cells, thermocouples and so on. Soldered on a SMD breadboard we get an tiny unit with an excellent accuracy.
Biological Machines and the Materiality of Computation
University of Bergen, Norway, 26.-27. January 2012
Workshop: Synthetic Biology, views from the future(s)
Organisation: Dorothy Dankel, Ana Delgado, Silvio Funtowicz, Roger Strand.
The upcoming machines are self-assembling and permanently restructuring on a physical level, nevertheless they do it on the basis of elementary operations. But their basic characteristics are closer to the concept of autopoietic systems than of mechanical devices, resembling more the setup of an experiment than a classical computer.
Portrait Machine is a perforating machine that punches binary data from Facebook profile images into paper.