Archive for the 'hackteria' Category

New hacks on the Optical Mouse 2 OLED screen

I finally got around to test my recently acquired 4D systems OLED 128x128 screen to be used for the optical mouse hacks, developed earlier. With this new system its possible to make a standalone battery powered setup, reading the 16x16 pixel image data from the optical mouse sensor chip and directly displaying it on the OLED screen. The system perfectly detects nematodes and i hope i can further increase the framerate by polishing the code. (thanks to bengt for some tipps)

Hackteria Video Interview published DVD

Video produced by Migros Kulturprozent and Christoph Merian Verlag for the DVD publication "Digital Culture and Media Art from Switzerland - Edition 2010". You can find the full publication on digital brainstorming.

Link to Video

Festival hopping in Slovenija

The last ten days i have been jumping from one festival to another one in Slovenija. and i loved it once again.

First of all i was invited for a talk and a hackteria workshop for HAIP festival. Great and familiar atmosphere, and first time to work on a new project for future hackteria workshop, "getting on plant's nerves"...

Then there was also KIBLIX happening at the same time in maribor, so i drove through the snow a couple of time, to see the BioModd project, visit my friends (indonesians and locals, hooray to son:DA: Grandma's rocks!!!) and plan the collaboration for Kiblix2011, where we hopefully can collaborate with SGMK.

because anyway we tried to combine the KIBLIX loves HAIP loves MFRU. and had a great jam session and food with friends at cirkulacija 2, thanks to stefan, borut and bostjan.

Worm is a VJ @ Marathon der Tiere, Drucki

Worm is a VJ at Marathon der Tiere, 3 Nächte Kino in der Drucki, Zürich, inkl Live Tierinstallation von dusjagr...
Worm is a VJ is using a hackted optical mouse sensor to project the 18x18 pixel microcosmos of nematodes. Thanks to Gaudi and Budi Prakosa for help.

Talk on Transdisciplinary Education @ SDN Conference 2010

I was happy to be invited for a keynote at the SDN Conference 2010 "Negotiating Futures - Design Fiction" last Friday. The topics from the whole day ranged from corporal designs and body upgrades to Einstein's genius and Design Theory/History...

see the presentation and panel discussion online

You can download the minutes of the presentation from the following link:

because the movies wont show up, you can see them here:

The movie shows 20 hours of culture of HeLa cells on a designed patterned surface showing the FHNW logo.

new GEM version of hacked mouse, thanks to Budi

After presenting the hacked optical mouse to a few people at HONF during the cellsbutton#04, Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival, I have been working with Budi aka vj manticore, from on improving the pd patch to use GEM for the visualization. Muuuuuch better now, than my earlier canvas spaghetti code, thanks a lot Budi!

With the new implementation we can now use the whole spectrum of live image processing and analysis, like openCV for motion tracking, or additional sound synthesis. hope to jam the worms soon...

download the new files here: