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May 2, 2012

DIGITAL ART!!

by dodori0909

Complexification

Jared Tarbell’s Complexification.net offers plenty of beautiful Processing-based art – most can be run directly from Java applets and have source code included.

 

Sand Traveller (by Jared Tarbell)

Sand Traveller (by Jared Tarbell)

 

Light synths

By coincidence I came across Jeff Minter’s company Llamasoft and surprisingly discovered that it was still going strong.

Jeff Minter, probably most famous for his somewhat… surreal C64 games (“Attack of the Mutant Camels”, “Revenge of the Mutant Camels” and even “Metagalactic Llamas Battle at the Edge of Time”), apparently has been hacking away on light synthesizers for the past twenty years.

His light synthesizers are complex visualization modules either music-controlled or driven by human interaction. And his latest incarnation, Neon, is actually used in the Xbox 360′s dashboard.

Neon Light Synthesizer

The Neon Light Synthesizer in Action.
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May 2, 2012

Recycled Fashion: An awesome collection of paper, cans & used jeans!

by dodori0909

This is again one of those instances where a picture speaks a thousand words, maybe even more. It is again amazing how fashion designers across the world have found ways to use the dullest possible trash (& nearly all trash is dull anyway) to carve out some of the most beautiful creations ever known. I’m specially & pleasantly surprised by this awesome collection of clothes. Neither am I a guy who has ever been interested in fashion trends nor do I really believe that having a wide range of wardrobe helps anything. I just feel the more you have, the more you need to take care of them & that is a drag. So quite naturally a conversation regarding fashion trends barely holds my attention (So do most other things).

 

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recycled fashion
 

But this is different. Denise Van Outen has teamed up with leading ethical fashion designer Gary Harvey to launch Recycle Now Week. It sports the best recycled clothing I have ever seen till date & they really are very impressive. Gary has been a designer for Levis & works wonderfully well on this recycled fashion line. They are running an exhibition on the same between 2nd to 7th November to showcase their brilliant eco-friendly designs. But you can take a front row look at them as right. So enjoy the collection.

 

 

Another look at the fabulous dress:

 

recycled fashion up close

recycled fashion up close

 

The work Backstage:

 

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A beautiful Ball Gown made from 42 Levi’s Jeans:

 

fashion up close

fashion up close

 

Monroe styled 

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May 2, 2012

Innovative material car_BMW Builds a Shape-Shifting Car Out of Cloth

by dodori0909

Do you know guys already?

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Concept cars give automotive designers a chance to let their imaginations run wild, often with outlandish results. But even by that measure, BMW has come up with something as strange as it is innovative — a shape-shifting car covered with fabric.

Instead of steel, aluminum or even carbon fiber, the GINA Light Visionary Model has a body of seamless fabric stretched over a movable metal frame that allows the driver to change its shape at will. The car — which actually runs and drives — is a styling design headed straight for the BMW Museum in Munichand so it will never see production, but building a practical car wasn’t the point.

Chris Bangle, head of design for BMW, says GINA allowed his team to “challenge existing principles and conventional processes.”

 

“It is in the nature of such visions that they do not necessarily claim to be suitable for series production,” company officials said in unveiling the car Tuesday. “Rather, they are intended to steer creativity and research into new directions.”

Giving Bangle and his team that latitude to design so radical a car “helps to tap into formerly inconceivable, innovative potential” to push the boundaries of appearance and materials as well as functions and the manufacturing process, BMW says.

Bangle and is team actually built GINA — which stands for “Geometry and functions In ‘N’ Adaptions” — six years ago, but BMW kept it under, er, wraps until Tuesday. It’s built on the Z8 chassis and has a 4.4-liter V8 and six-speed automatic transmission. BMW says the fabric skin – polyurethane-coated Lycra – is resilient, durable and water resistant. It’s stretched over an aluminum frame controlled by electric and hydraulic actuators that allow the owner to change the body shape. Want a big spoiler on the back? Wider fenders?  No problem. “The drastic reinterpretation of familiar functionality and structure means that drivers have a completely new experience when they handle their car,” BMW says.

GINA has just four panels – the front hood, two sides and the rear deck. The doors open in jack-knife fashion and are completely smooth when closed; access to the engine is through a slit in the hood. BMW says the shape of the body can be changed without slackening or damaging the fabric. The fabric is opaque translucent so the taillights shine through, and small motors pull the fabric back to reveal the headlights.

The interior is equally innovative. The steering wheel and gauges swing into place and the headrest rises from the seat once the driver is seated, making it easier to get in and out of the car.

BMW says GINA is built on a space frame that provides all the safety of a conventional car, but we suspect people – not to mention BMW’s lawyers and government regulators – wouldn’t embrace fabric bodies. Still, the company says GINA could influence the design of future Beemers.

Photos and video by BMW.

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May 2, 2012

Brilliant Innovative Building ‘Dynamic Architecture’

by dodori0909

Great Imaginative Green Building 'Lylipad Island'

Great Imaginative Green Building ‘Lylipad Island’

This Building Design by Vincent Callebaut. Do you ever imagine how our city will be?or how our planet will look? Or how aour house will look?well, even maybe this pictures isn’t about house,or city, or planet, but it is still abiout the look of the furture building that maybe it is gonna be in one of the country in this world. The design of this future building is outstanding and amazingly facinating and it’s surely gonna stunns every eyes that wacth this building. This buildings design is the combining of futuristic, modern, and artistic style. Because the shape of this buildings is tremendously awesome. Can you imagine staying in a hotel that is built beneath a clift? or playing in a big floating garden like the Lylipad Island? Or staying a Galactic Suite Space Hotel? Or working in a DNA Strands building? It is surely gonna be a facinating awesome and adrenalin rush experience. And try to imagine your self working in a n office tower which can rotate and in the middle of an ocean.Really a dream come true, a great imaginative design ever.

(By: D.J Adriane)

Brilliant Innovative Building 'Dynamic Architecture - Rotating Tower'

Brilliant Innovative Building ‘Dynamic Architecture – Rotating Tower’

This Building Design by David Fischer

Magnificent Fantastic Tower 'Nakheel Tower'

Magnificent Fantastic Tower ‘Nakheel Tower’

This Tower Design by Atkins

Bright Creative Impressive Building 'Songjiang Hotel'

Bright Creative Impressive Building ‘Songjiang Hotel’

This Tower Design by Atkins

Inspiring DNA Strands Building ' Infosys Building, Kuwait'

Inspiring DNA Strands Building ‘ Infosys Building, Kuwait’

Outstanding Futuristic Building 'Galactic Suite Space Hotel'

Outstanding Futuristic Building ‘Galactic Suite Space Hotel’

May 2, 2012

AURELIA

by dodori0909

Concept : A Multi touch table and 5 objects on top.

Genre : Interactive Installation
Media : Flash CS4, AS3.0, CCV(Community Core Vision), TUIO Communication. IR Camera, Mylar Screen, IR Light, Projector
Completion Date : May, 2009
Exhibition : Exhibited at Siggraph 2009 Space-Time Student Gallery.

April 30, 2012

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS

by dodori0909

One of my friends who is media artist and interaction designer worked on this project, and its result is cool like the wind. 

Concept :  “Where the Wind Blows” is an interactive installation, depicting a digital creation myth. The visitor breathes into micro scenes of fluid, particle, and branch. This initiates birth and growth of the macro virtual environment. Programmed algorithms are brought into action when human breath blows life into them. This digital world is dependent on the real world: ephemeral and unstable. As a result, the scene of a computer-generated, virtually-existing landscape becomes an image happening in real time. Responding to people’s breath, this digital image and the natural object are reborn as a hybrid organism. This project is an experiment to invite the visitors to actively be part of the connection between virtual and real, algorithm and randomness, the environment and the life within

Genre : Interactive Installation
Media : Arduino, Cinder, Projector, Arduiono Board, Wind Sensor
Completion Date : May 2011
Exhibition : * MFA Thesis Exhibition, Pratt Institute Digital Arts Gallery, April 4~April 8th , 2011.

Check Video HERE !! 

http://www.jeanhochu.com/portfolio/media-art/01-interactive/where-the-wind-blows/

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April 30, 2012

Ready to fly_RC-Paracopter!

by dodori0909

It was really hard to control and make the paracopter swings upward. This is the reason why I put the AOA systems on connecting part b/w the body and the canopy.

Angle of Attack (AOA) The angle between the wing and the relative wind. When all else is held constant, an increase in AOA results in an increase in lift. This increase continues until the stall AOA is reached then the trend reverses itself and an increase in AOA results in decreased lift.

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/intro.htm

April 30, 2012

How to fly? Paracopter Radio Control Helicopter

by dodori0909

Check the video I attached!

April 30, 2012

Self Design RC-Paracopter!!!

by dodori0909

I made this awesome self-degined RC-Patacopter. It’s project result of the course named ‘Creative Design Competition.’

I don’t think I need to explain about it. Just Check what I’ve done!!  It’s not that simple, I spent about whole two-month to make it.  Enjoy~

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January 18, 2012

New Paper Tower_Lance Shape by Evan, Sam, Nicole & Lee

by dodori0909

 

I. Name of Tower:   Lance Shape Tower

II. Building Materials:   Newspaper – less than 20 Sheets

III. Create the components

A. Base Sheets: 9 (3 per layer)
         The base is composed of stacks of two parts: a circular, accordion-like column and a flat platform to lie on top of the column. Make 3 of each part.

  1. Column (2 sheets)
    a. Fold one sheet in half along the length
    b. Make an approximately 1” fold along the width
    c. Continue making 1” folds, alternating the direction of the fold each time, until the entire sheet has been folded. This should look like an accordion when allowed to extend.
    d. Repeat for the second sheet
    e. Slightly open one sheet along the length and place the second sheet inside the first so that 3-4 folds are overlapping. After this, the two sheets should be connected well enough that they will not naturally come apart
    f. Wrap the exposed end of the second sheet around to the exposed end of the first sheet and repeat the previous step.
    g. You now have a circular accordion column that should stand on the ground and stay together even with light to moderate force pushing on it (so long as it stays on the ground)
  2. Platform (1 sheet)
    a. With your finger, push a small hole into the middle of the sheet
    b. Carefully tear a larger hole and remove the excess paper. This hole is for the tower, so make sure that it is large enough to fit the tower inside

B. Tower Part Sheets: 6

  1. Roll (little bit loosely along the diagonal) two sheets of newspapers together and knot with piece of newspaper to avoid coming untangled.
  2. Roll 4 sheets of newspapers (individually) as tightly as possible along the diagonal, making a very slim and stiff tube (to make sure it wouldn’t fold) and knot with piece of newspaper to avoid coming untangled.
  3. Attach one of #2. over #1. (insert smoothly #2. into #1. as deeply as possible- to make sure connecting properly)
  4. Attach one of #2. over the half-finished tower
  5. With last two rolled newspaper, do procedure #4 equally- imagine a lance that was used by cavalry)

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IV. Assembly

A. Insertion Sheets: 0
         The tower part will now be inserted into the base.

  1. Hold the tower part at multiple points to ensure even support throughout the structure. Having multiple people work together and moving slowly helps.
    (Careful not to leave the top hanging. The tower is thin and can fold in the middle if let swaying.)
  2. Gently lower the tower part into the base through the hole in the middle.
    (Make sure the holes are aligned. Having one person adjust and guide the tower through the holes is advisable.)
  3. Once the tower is lowered all the way, push it down slightly to crumble the bottom of the tower to have more contact area with the floor.

B. Reinforcing Sheets: as many as necessary
        You may notice that the base does not support the tower well. The tower will keep leaning and fall. We now must reinforce the base structure to support the tower better.

  1. Lift the top two layers of the base to expose the bottom most column. (One person should hold the rest of the base up so the other person can work on the bottom layer.)
  2. Take a few sheets of newspaper and crumble them. (Make sure not to make the crumbled piece too solid. You need some “fluff” for the stuffing to fill in the empty space well.)
  3. Stuff the inside of the column with the stuffings while keeping the tower in the center.
  4. Lower the first platform onto the column.
  5. Make a few more stuffing and stuff the gap between the tower and the platform hole.
  6. Repeat for the rest of the columns and platforms.
  7. When finished gently release the tower to see which way it leans.
  8. Add stuffing to the side the tower leans to.
  9. Repeat until the tower stands by itself.