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Tag: Art

Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art

Hundreds of Box Fans as Interactive Art
This unusual art installation took hundreds and hundreds of individual cooling fans, and tied them together with sensors that detect the movements of passersby to produce an amazing visual and sensory experience. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde worked with a team of technical wizards to create this mammoth interactive work entitled Flow 5.0.

This Clock is Dyn-O-Mite!

This Clock is Dyn-O-Mite!
Remember how the Mooninites from ATHF caused such a stir in Boston earlier this year? Can you imagine what those government fearmongers would do if they saw one of these clocks sitting on a shelf somewhere?

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches

Galaga Quilt Keeps Aliens in Stitches
On a cold winter’s day, what better way to enjoy a gaming session than from under this toasty quilt featuring the 80s arcade classic Galaga? Handcrafted by North Carolina artist CarolinaPatchworks, the quilt offers up a giant (18:1 scale) interpretation of the bitmapped icons from arguably the best top-down shooter of all time.

Space Invader + Rubik’s Cube = Pac-Man

Space Invader + Rubik’s Cube = Pac-Man
I know, it doesn’t sound like the math would work, but somehow that equation actually holds up in this case. Stay with me while I elaborate. You see, this art installation is the latest from the famous French street artist who goes by the moniker Space Invader.

Mario Gets the Etch-a-Sketch Treatment

Mario Gets the Etch-a-Sketch Treatment
You’ve gotta hand it to the Etch-A-Sketchist. The stuff he’s able to pull off with his little red sketch toy always blows my mind. One of his latest creations is everyone’s favorite little plumber, Mario. Other recent drawings from the master of metallic filings include such pop icons as Hall and Oates, Master Chief, and the Don’t Tase Me ‘Bro dude.

Cell Phone Booth Shuts Up Chatty Kathies

Cell Phone Booth Shuts Up Chatty Kathies
Sick of listening to throngs of robotic humanoids marching through the city streets gabbing away on their mobile phones? Tired of the Bluetooth Borg collective yammering into space, as if anyone cared about what they had to say?

The Pixelated Man

The Pixelated Man
At first glance, this sculpture might look like it’s made out of LEGO blocks, but it’s actually an intricate handcrafted work of art by Swedish sculptor Thomas Broomé. The artist’s Low Res Man was fabricated from thousands of precisely arranged 1cm see-through acrylic cubes, then painted to look like a real person when viewed from a great distance.

Pac-Man? That’s Pac-Gentleman to You

Pac-Man? That’s Pac-Gentleman to You
This custom made toy by artist/sculptor Doktor A is a wondrous tribute to the classic arcade game, Pac-Man. The one-of-a-kind sculptural toy is entitled “The Secret History of Video Games: Pac Gentleman”. It almost reads like a steampunk version of the 1980s dot-muncher, what with its crank-driven game play and wooden and metallic accents.

Xbox 360: a Cute and Cuddly Console

Xbox 360: a Cute and Cuddly Console
Were Bioshock and Halo 3 a little too intense for your delicate sensibilities? Are games like Barbie’s Horse Adventure more your pace? Then have I got a video game console for you! An artist going by the excellent screen name Kickass-Peanut created this soft, plush Xbox 360 console, which is certain to be unable to play those evil “M”-rated games.

I’ve Got My Eye on You

I’ve Got My Eye on You
Interactive artist Marcus Graf created this dramatic video display window which keeps a watchful eye on passersby. The piece, entitled I, ball used a webcam along with special processing software to detect people as they pass the display window.

Friend’s Xbox 360 Died? Send Your Condolences.

Friend’s Xbox 360 Died? Send Your Condolences.
If you’re into video games at all, chances are you know somebody who had an Xbox 360 crap out on them. Here’s your chance to show you care by sending them this clever condolence card. Greeting card artist bsangel created this Xbox 360 Red Rings of Death card which lets your grieving gaming pals know your heartfelt wishes in their time of need.

Levelhead: Trippy Augmented Reality Game

Levelhead: Trippy Augmented Reality Game
New Zealand digital artist Julian Oliver is working on a cool game that blends the electronic universe with the real world. His work-in-progress game called levelHead uses a series of cubes placed on a table top.

Everyday Objects Get Flattened

Everyday Objects Get Flattened
Irish Artist Finn Magee created this series of works which take common electrical household items and turn them into 2-dimensional posters. The innovative part of his Flat Life series is that the objects remain fully functional in their flat states.

Recycled Cds Turned Into Furniture

Recycled Cds Turned Into Furniture
Got a few thousand spare compact discs lying around? Designer Belen Hermosa apparently had a few spare CDs and created this funky modern chair out of them. For some reason, I’m guessing it’s not the world’s most comfortable chair, but it sure beats sitting on a bunch of 8-track tapes.

Intricate Handmade Xbox 360 Faceplates

Intricate Handmade Xbox 360 Faceplates
Swiss artist André Willimann handcrafts these gloriously detailed 3-dimensional faceplates for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. Each one is meticulously assembled from custom molded 3-D pieces, then individually oil painted to give the works depth and color.

Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds

Giant LED Lamps Made From Leds
Designer Kei Yamamoto created these lighting fixtures that look like giant LEDs. Made from acrylic, aluminum and a dozen LED light sources each, they’re each about 20-times the size of a normal light-emitting diode. The fixtures’ clear acrylic shell and arrangement of LEDs create a beautiful visual effect on the wall above the lamps.

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