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Tag: Art

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder

The Hamster Powered Paper Shredder
Do you have too many adapters plugged into in your power strip? This decidedly Flinstonian piece of office equipment eliminates the need for electricity by using hamster power. As little hammy pedals his butt off, he generates his own shredded paper bedding.

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art

Donkey Kong Post-It Note Art
A group of engineering students over at the University of California Santa Cruz took time out of their busy academic schedules to create this larger-than-life work of art made from Post-it Notes. The Donkey Kong installation took the team of ten people about five hours to complete, and used over 6,400 colored Post-it Notes (although they had to buy over 14,000 of the little sticky buggers to get all the colors they needed.)

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Is That a Banana in Your Stratosphere, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
A French-Canadian artist is working on a plan to launch a gigantic banana-shaped blimp into orbit above the state of Texas. The project proposes a 300-meter, helium filled banana floated skywards, to hover over the Lone Star state.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Bomb for Sale on Ebay
One of the top news stories of the last 24 hours was a bomb scare set off in Boston because of a guerilla marketing campaign for the Adult Swim show, Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Mysterious LED devices featuring the ATHF characters “Ignignokt” and “Err” (flipping the bird) we placed around the city, sending the city into a panic.

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood

Woodpixel: Create Your Own Pixel Art From Wood
In the past I’ve written about these little plastic pixel block sets that let you build classic video game characters in 3D. Those sets always seemed a little cheap looking to me, so I’m excited about these new pixel blocks made entirely out of wood.

Container Ship Power Supply

Container Ship Power Supply
Artists Jess Giffin and Jim TerMeer have created this ingenious design which integrates those ugly power supplies into a work of art. Designed to accommodate the many power adapters cluttering our living space, this ship powers our electronic devices with their cords in its wake.

Make Your Own Space Invader Tile Art

Make Your Own Space Invader Tile Art
For several years, a French artist going by the name “Space Invader” has been roaming the streets all around the world and creating subliminal (and some not so subliminal) Space Invaders tile installations in all sorts of public spaces.

Classic Computer and Video Game Art

Classic Computer and Video Game Art
Check out these nifty mini artworks by artist Cynthia Malaran, inspired by classic computer and video game systems. Currently available works include the Apple Newton, Classic Macintosh (diptych seen above), Atari and NES joysticks and a 3.5″ boot disk.

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails

Mail Delivered by Actual Snails
Real Snail Mail is an art and technology project being conducted by the technological artists collective of Boredom Research. The project has real snails delivering electronic messages via tiny RFID tags attached to their shells. The messages are delivered literally “at a snails pace.”

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls

Amazing Machine Paints Images With Ping Pong Balls
Artists Jonathan den Breejen and Marenka Deenstra developed the interactive artwork, Ping Pong Pixel, a machine which will take in a digital image, then render a huge image using colored ping pong balls. The installation contains a 2-meter by 3-meter display board which is injected with 2700 ping pong balls from a dispensing cabinet which contains tubs of 6 differently colored balls.