Moritz Waldemeyer Will Light You Up December 18, 2008Posted by Ivan Pols in animation, art, design, games, technology.
Tags: art, crystal, design, fashion, laser, LED, moritz waldemeyer, swarovski, technology
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Moritz Waldemeyer is a technical designer from East Germany with a penchant for LEDs, Crystals and Lasers. He’s built custom gadgetry for Swarovski, Chalayan, Arad & Troika. Moritz has created tables with built in LED games like Ping Pong and Roulette that look and act beautifully.
I’ve done some research into projected image interactive pieces which always look clunky but these built in LEDs are awesome. Mr Waldemeyer is already famous but I think his influence on mass communications is about to become gigantic. This man has managed to hack solutions to designer dreams and execute them with style. He also has a sense of humour. It’s a pity so much of his work is almost impossible to photograph well, however, this little reading list should educate you quite quickly on the state of the art.
This is a sampler of his work.
Fun With Colors! April 2, 2008Posted by Ivan Pols in art, drawing, ivan pols, technology.
Tags: drawing, homebrew, john borra, nintendo ds, rattlesnake choir, technology
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I’m a bit of a drawing geek. I love to scratch away and make messes of people and places. And it’s all become a bit more portably digital. The Nintendo DS is a fantastic little machine, made all the more fantastic by the fact that it comes with a pressure sensitive drawing screen. Usually this is used for games like Zelda where you can use the stylus to move and fight. Instead, I can now hang out in a bar and draw with a palette of thousands of colours. I’m using the HomeBrew solution CycloDSevolution and Colors! freeware. The setup costs about as much as a DS ($120 for a MicroSD card and the Cyclo) but once you have the thing hacked, the DS suddenly becomes incredibly useful beyond gaming. You can play the drawing process as a movie file and e-mail the images via the built in wifi (which strangely generates a bigger image than I pull off the DS itself!)
Colors! And check out the galleries of other users as well.
The bad drawings are of the Rattlesnake Choir.
I have a question: Why is it that when I take the PNG image file directly from the memory card its 128kb and small. But when I e-mail it to myself through the Colors! site, it becomes a 786kb file that’s 200% bigger?