Fabric circuits
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Highlight of the DIY for CHI workshop that I attended during the CHI 2009 conference was a little session done by Hannah Perner-Wilson on the design of flexible/fabric circuits. Just finding out about Velostat and Eeontex, two materials she uses heavily in her work, made it worth while. The later is particularly useful for making

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Robots that need help
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I really likethis idea by Kacie Kinzer of “robots” ( she calls them tweenbots) that rely on the kindness of strangers to get from A to B. "The results were unexpected. Over the course of the following months, throughout numerous missions, the Tweenbots were successful in rolling from their start point to their far-away destination

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Message from the past/message to the future
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Received today. A message from myself sent 5 years ago: Ironically, I found this in my junk mail folder.

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Visualizing the wireless
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It must have been a pain for the guys at Nearfield to draw all these little dotted circles, but it’s an effective way of highlighting the quantity of wi-fi devices of one sort or another around us.

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Stripgenerator
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This is excellent fun. Make your own highly stylised cartoon strips. Naturally, I’ve gone with a very amusing topic for my first one. How very British. Stripgenerator v1.0.3

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On the cleanliness of coal
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Nice spot from the Coen Brothers on clean coal. Coen Brothers, Dispelling the Myth of “Clean” Coal – PSFK.com

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A day in the life of the Abbey Road crossing
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Hillu Liebelt
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I saw the textile work of Hillu Liebelt in the January issue of Crafts magazine, and really loved the installation pieces of textile heads on thin wire stands that she created. She has a show entitled “Delicate Matters” that’s just started in the UK at the Platform Gallery in Clitheroe in rural Lancashire if anyone

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Henchman’s Helper
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The perfect evil layer.   Henchman’s Helper (VSL via Boing Boing)

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Hypercomics
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I enjoyed this “hypercomic” – a comic on an infinite canvas, by Daniel Merlin Goodbrey. Shown by Scott McCloud in his recent TED talk.

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Some thoughts on Identity from my sister https://t.co/CyZMwx44WG @workingfrocks
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"Digital Data" https://t.co/bWbO0H6nts
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"I Want to Live in This Incredibly Detailed Model of NYC" https://t.co/sqkOBRyL9H
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"Stunningly beautiful photos of old timey computers" https://t.co/Jvi5LRjlOa
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"Connecting For Happiness" https://t.co/F4xYwbcaSe
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"Machine Quarantines and “Persistent Drones”" https://t.co/rOdaUGRPY5
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