30.12.09

Lost artifacts from "Food and the Future of it"

 

 
This was used as a prop in some of my Food and the Future of it presentations.  The communication device was used to control most of the food printers/makers/producers.  You can see in the bottom picture two sort of rounded triangle shapes on the back.  The idea was that you could use them as extra controls for the device by moving your fingers over them.  In the top picture you see me using it to program some eggs that I want to be made.  It's a shame that I didn't do more with it, it was a full-scale model with a lot of different screens and covers...Currently it is resting somewhere down in the interaction lab in Umeå.
 
Above is the first Genetically modified fruit model that I made.  It was named "Caped Owl".  I gouged out the apple with a (new) clay tool, put the split strawberry inside, snapped a photo then ate it.  The Hendersson Apple ended up being the one that I went with due to the Caped Owl's strange gaze.

Above you can see some of my rough drafts.  The first "printed eggs" looked a lot like poker chips.I found this picture and liked it because it showed more of a side angle of the printed eggs.  Devo egg in full view this time.

Some early ideas for homemade (home-printed) sandwich materials.  From top to bottom: The Knorr Sauce Slice- solid sauce that becomes liquid when you rip a small edible cover from the top of it...Rosenthal's Tomato Slices- bread sized tomato slices...Peas on a Blanket- peas that are connected to each other...Thermal Toast- thin flexible bread that does an excellent job of keeping the warm from influencing the cold ingredients.


Above you can see some printed pasta concepts.  The first is pasta printed as sort of sci-fi Mr. Potato head parts.  You would cook a potato for a while, then when it's half done, stick the pasta arms, legs, and head(s) on.  Then you would boil the rest of it.  The picture on the bottom shows "ravioli in jail"- not one of the best ideas.


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Rough draft of new clock


Houston and Korolev, mission control cities.  I had to build this one fast and the cardboard that I used didn't bend very well, behind it is a copy of "Ringo" that I bought yesterday.

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21.12.09

city clocks: update

Here are some quick shots of the newest clock, and a few of them all together.  The newest clock: Casablanca and Washington D.C.- the white house cities.  Still three more clocks to make.  The ones you see in these pictures have already been given away, so I'm going to construct them again to get some better pictures.


 
 
 
 

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18.12.09

"city clocks" (working title) aka christmas presents

For Christmas I'm making these clocks- each one features the times at two cities that fit together in some way.  This is the first one I did, it features Detroit and Torino- the motor cities.  Since I've been making a lot of paper box type things lately I thought I could make them pretty quickly.

 
 
The clocks actually work thanks to some cheap parts from the IKEA next door.  I really wish that I had access to a laser-cutter like in Umea, but it's a fun, different kind of concentration hand cutting everything.   There are going to be about 5 of these clocks in total, so there's a lot to do tomorrow.  I'm planning on painting the hands different colors also, in the Detroit-Torino clock the hands will be black/green.  A lot more to come tomorrow!

Kolkata/Cincinnati
The second clock is done now, this is a quick picture of it.  Kokata (formerly Calcutta) and Cincinnati- The Bengal Cities.
 

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12.12.09

Smoke detecting birthday radio





I'll admit it, this is a bit of a recycled project of mine.  I wanted to have a radio that would become your traditional birthday radio- birthdays being days filled with a lot of traditions.  The first version of this concept was for a project sponsored by Microsoft and I wasn't really happy with my results.  THIS version though, I think works a little better.

The radio is placed behind a cake, when the candles are blown out a smoke detector inside the radio tunes it to a local station- hopefully playing a meaningful song (or one that will be meaningful someday).  It could be pretty fun remembering what songs were played over the years...

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