Archive for Aram Bartholl

Tweet Bubble Series

Posted in Arts, Technology, V2_ with tags , , , , , on May 21, 2009 by Simon

We finished the tweet bubble series for Aram Bartholl residency at V2_. The residency results have been presented during V2_ TestLab: Fashoinable Technology. Below the original post from V2_lab blog:

The Tweet Bubble Series consists of four wearable speech bubble prototypes developed in collaboration between artist Aram Bartholl and V2_Lab.

TweetAll four prototypes reflect on the micro blogging service ‘Twitter’; a relatively new Web2.0 platform that fills up the gap between blogging, instant messaging, and SMS. All messages posted on Twitter are public by default and stored as single HTML pages. Due to Twitter’s growing success, the platform is about to become a standard communication tool. The way in which Twitter is used to communicate within a social network is largely shaped by the absence of physical proximity between users and the relative anonymous social exchange that the platform allows. To deeper investigate into the role of this absence of physical proximity and relative anonymous exchange in the use of Twitter, the central question to the wearable speech bubble prototypes is: What would it be like to not only show your latest message online, but to also publicly display it on your T-shirt?
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Wireless RFID

Posted in Technology, V2_ with tags , , , , on April 24, 2009 by Simon

Finished my wireless RFID set, from left to right:

  • Desk reader/writer (non-wireless)
  • Receiver (receives the IDs send by the transmitter
  • Transmitter (reads and immediately sends RFID tags over a 433MHz radio link)