Why are we so xenophobic? Wouldn’t it be nice to meet an alien who has something intriguing to offer? I think most do. This most recent extrapolation of my new media work, developed from ’Techno Embryo’, has come over to speak its mind. Video production credit to: Instructional Media Services, UITS, IUSB.
Media: 3D printed resin, cast resin, Arduino, speaker, prototyping board, light emitting diodes, stainless steal, liquid crystal display.
A new horizon, a small craft, a slim chance, a crap name for a new work. Accurately no sound in space. This small friend has a desire to light out for the territory. Video production credit to: Instructional Media Services, UITS, IUSB.
Media: Dyed cast resin, 3D printed resin, micro-controllers, prototyping board, light emitting diodes, stainless steal, LiPo batteries
The 3rd iteration of a mixed new media process with which I have been experimenting. An alien creature to raise a slight twinge of the xenophobia. Video production credit to: Instructional Media Services, UITS, IUSB.
Media: Dyed cast resin, micro-controller, 3D printed resin, prototyping board, aluminum, light emitting diode, wire, LiPo batteries.
When you can’t speak their language, are they always wrong? This extrapolation of my new media work is trying to speak its mind but sadly, it hasn’t picked up 'Merican yet. Video production credit to: Instructional Media Services, UITS, IUSB.
Media: 3D printed resin, cast resin, Arduino, prototyping board, light emitting diodes, wire, aluminum.
A crown for the future. Wearable electronics articulated headband. May we all shine.
Media: PLA, Arduino, light emitting diodes, wire.
A solar powered outdoor installation. These solar powered flowers were created to worship the sun as a movie star and their source of life. Feeding off the solar energy they rattle and flash for attention and fall silent when anything comes between them & their adored. Video production credit to: Eric Souther
Media: 3D printed plastic, fiberglass rod, prototyping board, photographic flash packs, acrylic resin, cell phone wobble motors, solar cells, silicone, MDF board.
Language through texting technology often subtracts audio and visual cues critical to the empathetic acceptance of a message. Filtering the message down to four letter words carries with it a natural aggressive connotation, in this case, being presented from a miniature creature-like form. The monologue being displayed on the 1970's era seven segment display hearken back over three centuries to Shakespeare. Video production credit to: Instructional Media Services, UITS, IUSB.
Media: Light emitting diodes, micro controllers, wire, glass, MDF board.
This work represents a re-ordering of both the Anglo-Babylonian and Metric Time systems. My time scale divides the day into 100 much more palatable hours. Each hour is divided into 100 minutes, & each minute is divided into 100 seconds.
To make my timepiece a bit more universal I have removed the standard written numerals and replaced them with a simple graphic system consisting of dots and rings. Each dot is a count of 1 and each ring is equal to 10 dots. I arranged the seconds at the top, with the minutes displayed in the center, and the hours at the bottom.
Media: birch. brass, acrylic, prototyping board, wire, Arduino Mega, polyester, salt, varnish.
I spent two years teaching in the United Arab Emirates at Zayed University. It was a good experience and I wanted to sum up the perceptual transmutation I experienced during that time.
The contents include two Ortho/Litho images, an array of 198 three color LEDs, and five Arduino. The images are backlit by the lights which blink and change with an interactive variation. That variation is controlled via a range finder embedded in the work itself.
In order for the viewer to perceive the entire work they must approach the work. It does not reveal itself unless a viewer gets close enough to engage in the experience.
Media: Prototyping board, light emitting diodes, wire, Arduino, wire, pine, acrylic, medium density fiber board.
© Sean Hottois 2017