Akimitsu Sadoi calls himself “The LED Artist.” He has been creating electronic artworks with LED’s for 15 years! He designs, prints, and programs his own (often circular) LED circuits.

Akimitsu gave a demonstration of surface soldering techniques where lucky participants (including your’s truly) re-created one of his designs (below). 

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What’s Lilypad? 

LilyPad is a set of sewable electronic pieces designed to help you build soft interactive textiles.” (Its like the Arduino but flexible & sewable.)

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Use the Lilypad along with conductive threads (above) & inks (below) to create flexible electronics. 

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Storywalks at Eldridge Street is a site-specific smartphone app that infuses the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue with the voices of past congregants. Recordings from the museum’s oral history archive are mixed with traditional Jewish music and embedded in an original soundscape

The app was created by ITP grads 
Carlin Wragg & Anna Pinkas.

Genspace is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. Since 2009 we have served the greater New York area by providing educational outreach, cultural events, and a platform for science innovation at the grassroots level.”

Here are some examples of what people do there:

WetPong
, a video game you play by controlling live paramecia

Strange Visions, a collection of 3D printed portrait sculptures based on found genetic material.

Soft Circuit: An electrical circuit that is made using flexible conductive materials.

I took an “Intro to Soft Circuits” course and made this nifty paper LED circuit (above). The video below hints to grander possibilities. (Imagine an interactive pre-show mailer or RFP package using some of these techniques!)

This is a view out the 4th story window of ITP camp …

The video shows a Canon 5D networked with a big*ss projector to create a “scan” of the building across the street. Basically, the projector projects various patterns onto the building and the Canon snaps pics …

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MadMapper (last post) interpolates the data to create a “scan” of he building identical to the throw of the projector. This is output as a .png file (above) which we will use as a template to create content for architectural projection. 

Stay tuned …