Archive | March, 2009

Wireless in the world

An ongoing Touch theme is about making invisible wireless technologies visible, in order to better understand and communicate with and about them (see a Graphic Language for RFID, Dashed lines and Fictional radio spaces). Right now I am sitting near fourteen objects sending and receiving radio signals, from Oyster cards to mobile phones and wireless […]

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Touch at Kreative Oslo

We recently had the chance to present Touch at the event Kreative Oslo 09 at DogA, the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture. Kreative Oslo is a broad seminar that gathers the creative fields in Oslo, including art, design, research, commercial actors, cultural institutions etc. Presenting Touch at a event like this is a good […]

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ikTag and RFID at ETech conferences

Conferences make great places for relatively large scale testing grounds of new technologies, with their self-contained setting, physical venues, registered participants and impetus for social networking. Two years ago we built our RFID photo booth at Picnic 07, which was a huge success. Since then Mediamatic has run the experiment again and has been nominated […]

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RFID sniffer workshop

Mediamatic is organising two RFID Sniffer workshops in Amsterdam on Friday March 27 or on Saturday April 4 2009. At this workshop you can assemble your own RFID Sniffer circuit with designer Marc Boon. The RFID sniffer is a simple analog electronic circuit which can detect the presence of 13.56 MHz RFID tags. These tags […]

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Pling Plong

Pling Plong

Silje Softing’s project Pling Plong from last year’s Touch course is a soft pillow that plays back audiobooks based on the physical objects or books that are placed on it. Silje writes: “Pling Plong is a media player for stories and sounds, placed inside a pillow. It is designed for the home environment and is […]

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