Archive for the 'Design' Category

Rebellious Chairs on Le Monde

( Design and Press and Workshop )

I was delighted to find this article on the last page of Science&Techno section (N°18) of Le Monde. This article, written by journalist Marion Sabourdy, is about the workshop we did at the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (EnsAD) and I believe it is well written and really did capture the spirit of the [...]

Interactive Rebellious Chairs at EnsAD

( Design and Workshop )

Like every year, January arrives and once again, I have the great pleasure of running the ENSAD/MIT workshop. This is a collaboration between the École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs and the MIT Media Lab’s High-Low Tech group. It is a hands-on, extremely intensive workshop - and this one, of 2012, is a really great [...]

Our Migratory Nest

( Design and Project and Research )

This project is another exciting collaboration with Myriel Milicevic - It is a proposal prepared for a nature/art event in Germany.
Following the trails of a great mythical bird, we create a unique space and special tools for observation into its remarkable story. Looking at this story we open a discussion mostly about migration but also [...]

New hardware for the FabFM

( Design and Project and Research )

Dave and I are trying some new possible design, as we are looking at manufacturing the FabFM board and kit. This means we look at new components and structure, which can be soldered and built by a wider audience.
This affects the design of the board, but also the external shape of the radio. As much [...]

Screen-printed electronics with MIT+ENSAD

( Design and Workshop )

Once again we celebrate the meeting of design and technology, high-low tech style: combining the exquisite crafts practice at ENSAD with the new materials and technology from MIT. This year we focused on Screen-Printing, Professor Leah Buechley from High-Low Tech group of the Media Lab, arrived with 4 of her students and great materials to [...]

MediaMatic Dev Camp ‘10: ikBijt

( Design and Project and Workshop )

Last week I participated in the Mediamatic hacker camp 2010. As always in Amsterdam, there were great people, sweet ambiance and plenty of coffee. I had the pleasure to collaborate with Nadya Peek and JB Labrune and design our obsessive social-networking installation: ikBijt.
The ikBijt is a unique piece of furniture, which confronts us with our [...]

Fab FM workshop at the Media Lab

( Design and Research and Workshop )

Last Friday we had a first hands-on workshop for our radio kit, the Fab FM. This project is collaboration with Dave Mellis, at the MIT Media Lab High-Low Tech group.
Fab FM allows people to fabricate their own radios, or even manufacture small series. People can follow our basic kit design or modify it - its [...]

PlayIDHO at the Interaction Lab, Holon

( Design and Talk )

A visit at IDHO’s Interaction Lab, to give a little talk about play experience and to check out the students presentations of their own play experience designs. So far they focused on game-play and some screen based stuff - but their semester has just started… We will keep an eye open to check their website [...]

Fab Radio on Make blog

( Design and Project )

The Fab Radio just made a fabulous appearance on Makezine. Fab Radio is a lovely project allowing everyone out there to build their own personal radios.
This was part of Dave Mellis‘ project for the Neil Gershenfeld’s famous class: “How To Make (almost) Anything”. We were looking to design a simple radio, [...]

Shooting Veterans’ testimonies into Public Space

( Design and Project and Research )

Lately I was helping out a bit for the audio of the War Veteran Vehicle. This second version of the Veteran Vehicle installation, done by the Interrogative Design Group (IDG), was created for the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) festival in Liverpool.
This Vehicle is a converted British Military Land Rover, its back gun mounting has [...]