Tag Archives: nature

Photographs by Alessandro Puccinelli

19 Nov









Photographs by Alessandro Puccinelli

Close encounter

20 Aug






Photo’s By Bill Bouton
Boaters, paddlers enjoy amazingly close humpback whale.

BOTANICUS INTERACTICUS BY DISNEY RESEARCH

8 Aug


“Botanicus Interacticus is a technology for designing highly expressive interactive plants, both living and artificial. Driven by the rapid fusion of computing and living spaces, we take interaction from computing devices and places it in the physical world using livings plants as an interactive medium.

Botanicus Interacticus has a number of unique properties. This instrumentation of living plants is simple, non-invasive, and does not damage the plants: it requires only a single wire placed anywhere in the plant soil. Botanicus Interacticus allows for rich and expressive interaction with plants. It allows to use such gestures as sliding fingers on the stem of the orchid, detecting touch and grasp location, tracking proximity between human and a plant, and estimating the amount of touch contact, among others.

In Botanicus Interacticus we also deconstruct the electrical properties of plants and replicate them using standard electrical components. This allows the design of a broad variety of biologically inspired artificial plants that behave nearly the same as their biological counterparts. From the point of view of our technology there is no difference between real and artificial.

Botanicus Interacticus technology can be used to design highly interactive responsive environments based on plants, developing new forms of organic, living interaction devices as well as creating organic ambient and pervasive interfaces”.

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Bursting Soap Bubbles

20 Jul


Captured with High Speed Flash Units, the images show soap bubbles in the moment of bursting. In the first few images, you can still see the bubbles intact, few instants after their creation. In the last pictures, you see how the thin film of soap starts to dissapear, leaving behind countless tiny drops of soap water.








Saunders Architecture: Squish Studio

1 May

“Norwegian firm Saunders architecture has completed the ‘squish studio’, one of six commissioned artist studios along the coastline of fogo island in new foundland, canada. positioned within the eastern town of tilting, the 30 square meter building is perched upon the rocky terrain and supported with a system of stilts. Reaching 20 feet, the southern roof peak and generated angled outdoor area produce the main entry to the retreat. downward sloping to half the height at the opposing northern end, this trapezoidal structure’s name is derived from its ‘squished’ form while contrasting the local vernacular structures rooted within a strong irish heritage. the tapered exterior also serves to deflect strong coastal winds.

recently designated as a national cultural landscape district, transient artists may immerse within the creative process amidst an isloated setting. the tall entry leads to an internal spatial compression and horizontal work room which directs attention outward,
to nearby round head as well as the changing atmospheric conditions and crashing waves of the north atlantic. Built-in storage
is alternated with slits of windows, offering glimpses of the sunrise to the northeastern horizon”.





Spruce planks painted white clad the building’s external surfaces. completely off-grid, the structure’s electrcity and small kitchen
are powered with solar panels located atop a nearby hill while a compost toilet and wood burning stove complete day to day necessities. At night, a soft illumination creates a lantern effect, evoking the image of a lighthouse upon the cliff.





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Insect Traps

1 May

Insect Traps

‘Insect traps’ explores the digital nature of organic molecules and biological organisms. Virtual insects are injected in closed simulated environments where they fight for their lives against larger than life biomolecular structures.

sound design by: echoicaudio.com
posters: inprnt.com/gallery/mrk/
designed by:mrkism.com








By MRK

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