PIE ! A playful approach to invention

Thursday, September 20th, 2007 | Online, Workshops for Teachers | Comments Off on PIE ! A playful approach to invention

PIE is “Playful Invention and Exploration” – or integrating engineering with artistic expression. Their web page is a treasure chest for any maker.

Lightplay at PIE
Lightplay. This is one of their awesome art projects. Also try “marble machines”, the animations on the page are a joy to watch.

Infinity – Video Feedback

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 | Geometry Playground, Online | Comments Off on Infinity – Video Feedback

Have a look at the exhibit I am currently working on. I started to experiment with “video feedback” and soon got fascinated. This video shows an example of the intricate patterns that emerge when you point a camera at it’s own picture. There is really no processing or fancy electronics involved, just feeding the picture back into the camera and watching how it gets replicated over and over again.

Exploratorium Photo Pool

Saturday, May 5th, 2007 | Online | Comments Off on Exploratorium Photo Pool

This made my day (week, month!): I just created a group on Flickr (photo sharing web) dedicated to the Exploratorium. The group grew to almost 100 pictures taken at the Exploratorium just 2 days after the group opened! Many of them come with really interesting comments/discussion. Click: