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In 2011 Bartholomäus Traubeck, a German artist, created the Years exhibit. Featuring a modified turntable consisting of a camera, it translates the tree rings digitally into music.

“A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.”

A digital album consisting of seven different recorded trees can be downloaded here.



The Future is Finally Here

HUVr is set to release their HUVr Board December of 2014, just in time for the predicted “Back to the Future II” hover boards. Now there have been a ton of response videos out even from Tony Hawk and Christopher Lloyd that are saying this video was fake. Though, if you look on HUVr’s Facebook page they are still saying this is 100% real and they will hold events throughout major cities in the U.S. later this year. Real or Fake, still really cool…

The Next Generation of Books

Yusuke Oono, a Japanese artist and designer creates incredible scenes with depth and movement through the use of her 3D cut paper books.

Star Tales and Milky Ways

Mihoko Ogaki is a Japanese artist that has had several huge installations that have toured several galleries. Two of the biggest ones are Milky Way (featuring LED lit sculptures and paintings) and Star Tales (featuring painted cloth and sculptures). Milky Way Installation:   Star Tales Exhibit:

The Time Machine

Okay, something a little different today. Today is about Daniel Duarte, a Portuguese product designer. He’s worked for several different product/furniture design studios and his latest piece nailed it. I mean…. no more watching the clock, only to be stunned that time suddenly stops when you’re stuck in the most boring of situations! The Time […]