Immaterials: Satellite Lamps

This week we’re launching the latest in the Immaterials series called Satellite Lamps that explores the spatial, temporal and material qualities of the Global Positioning System (GPS). GPS is a part of the invisible landscape of the networked city. It is literally one of the largest technical systems ever built, and has become a normal […]

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Exhibiting Immaterials

Exhibiting Immaterials

A new exhibition, that brings together much of the work from the Touch project, called Immaterials opens this week in Brighton. The exhibition features new large-format prints and the films from many of the key works. The exhibition is based on Touch work such as Experiments in Field Drawing and Immaterials: Ghost in the Field […]

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Unbuilt infrastructures

Samsung, one of the largest vendors of NFC-enabled mobile phones, unveils their new ‘Wallet’ app: When we asked why Samsung did not include NFC tap-to-pay features in Wallet, the company said that retailers prefer barcodes over NFC because they don’t have to install any new infrastructure to support it. The failure of NFC adoption summed […]

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Between the Tag and the Screen: Kjetil Nordby’s PhD

On Thursday 20th October Kjetil Nordby will defend his thesis ‘Between the Tag and the Screen: Redesigning Short-Range RFID as Design Material’ for the PhD degree at AHO. The title of the trial lecture is “Opportunities and challenges for SR-RFID as design material”. Industrial and interaction designers are increasingly faced with new computational technologies that […]

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Touch at MoMA, NYC

Touch at MoMA, NYC

We’re very happy that two works from the Touch project are featured in the latest exhibition ‘Talk to Me’ at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. We’re proud to be exhibited alongside so much outstanding work of contemporary design practice and research. Curated by Paola Antonelli the exhibition brings together diverse design projects […]

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Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen & Einar Sneve Martinussen nominated for the young designer award

Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen & Einar Sneve Martinussen nominated for the young designer award

The Foundation for Design and Architecture in Norway ‘Norsk Form’ has nominated Einar Sneve Martinussen, Jørn Knutsen & Timo Arnall for the ‘Young Designer’ of the year award. The nomination follows the public success of Immaterials: Light painting WiFi project in both the Norwegian and international media, as well as the work in the Touch […]

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The first NFC appliance

Nokia has announced the Play 360°, a portable speaker that on the surface looks like a fairly ordinary bluetooth-enabled, battery powered speaker system. The interesting bit is that this is the first appliance (that I can buy in a shop) that does things when touched with a mobile phone: The NFC interaction is demonstrated first-hand […]

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Immaterials: light painting WiFi

Immaterials: light painting WiFi

“The complex technologies the networked city relies upon to produce its effects remain distressingly opaque, even to those exposed to them on a daily basis.” – Adam Greenfield (2009) Immaterials: light painting WiFi film by Timo Arnall, Jørn Knutsen and Einar Sneve Martinussen. This project explores the invisible terrain of WiFi networks in urban spaces […]

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