Hektor is a graffiti machine! No, I mean quite literally, Hektor, is a portable spray-paintoutput device for laptop computers. Created by Jürg Lehni and Uli Franke, Hektor has performed for many art galleries and even for I.D. magazine.


Normal Design

Normal Design is the studio of Ross McBride a former graphic designer turned product designer who produces some out of this world timepieces. There are some very clever designs, some of which look as if they are straight out of a Dali painting.


Packet Garden

Packet Garden analyses your network traffic and creates a virtual world for you to explore. As it’s name suggests, by analyzing the packets sent and received by your computer as you surf the Internet, a unique garden is created. You can download it for free from the official site.


Project Blinkenlights

In a similar vein to our previous posts on large scale art/tech (Graffiti Research Lab & Textual Healing) – Project Blinkenlights is a new take, actually using the buildings as a light source instead of simply projecting images onto them. These images weren’t static either, as members of the Chaos Computer Club (the group behind Project Blinkenlights) and members of the general public were able to play games of pong on a huge scale!


Graffiti Research Lab

Wow! The GRL just keep on rocking. Dedicated to arming graffiti artists with the latest technology, the above image shows the GRL laser-tag system that has just been unveiled. Such an amazing way to communicate.


TXTual Healing

TXTual Healing descibes itself as an SMS enabled interactive street performance. Positioning the elements close to windows and doors passers by can fill in speech bubbles by sending an sms message to a computer to effectively narate what’s going on inside.

Paul Notzold, the creator of TXTual Healing says, “The piece explores the use of mobile technology to trigger dialogue, action and create content for a staged public performance. By using the facade of a building the intention is to engage an audience to think about the physical spaces we move through, live in and share. I’m trying to address public vs. private space and what kind of dialogue might transpire if we shared out private thoughts. The piece was designed to encourage play, idea sharing, thought, discourse, and entertainment.”

You can see more great images on the website as well as get instructions on how to create your own interactive projector.

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