Archive | July, 2010

What the hell is a Tardigotchi?

This article first appeared on Wired.co.uk The Tardigotchi is an artwork that features two pets: a tiny living organism and a virtual representation of that organism that behaves analogously, known as an artificial-life avatar. Both are encased within a portable computing enclosure comprised of a brass sphere housing the avatar on an LED screen and a tardigrade within […]

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Artist explores the ‘aesthetics of disgust’

This article first appeared on Wired.co.uk Designer Katrin Baumgarten has created a range of inanimate objects that “touch back” when a human interacts with them. Baumgarten aims to explore the powerful response to objects which elicit disgust as part of a research project at the Royal College of Art. Revolting objects, she argues, exert a macabre attraction […]

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New theatre show crowdsources plot in real time

This article first appeared on Wired.co.uk Customarily, audiences at the theatre are encouraged to switch off their mobile devices. However one theatre company, Stan’s Cafe, is actively encouraging people to turn on and tune in with whichever devices they can get their hands on during the performance of their latest project, which launches in autumn. ‘Tuning […]

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Good morning

Having launched Cream’s Right Brain, Left Brain blog and posted their for years, I have decided to cut loose. This is partly because I have left C Squared (OK, that is quite a major consideration) and partly because I am keen to to write about things other than the world of media and marketing. This […]

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