So, I'm not sure how to lay this over my Venn or mind map, but I'll try to make this work textually.
My idea is called Pleech. It is a device that will generate power, via magnetic induction, from mechanical moving parts, similar to how some bicycle power generators work.
It is designed for activists, hacktivists, graffiti artists, and others interested in installing low power electrical work in areas without access to grid power or easy change of batteries. The Pleech will be left in place for as long as it is allowed to exist, and the public is welcome to plug in their own work into it once it is encountered.
So we've got Spy in the Lab running. That unassuming little box on the floor? That's a high-power robot Hell bent on mass destruction. Just a few minutes ago we had him scooting around the gallery, terrifying the other pieces. Muhahahaha!
This show has really come together nicely in the past few days and even in the past few hours. The whole show is amazing. If you're reading this and anywhere near 11th Ave. and 22nd St., drop in!
I'm trying to nail down everything for the big Ten Years Running show that our department is putting on at the Chelsea Art Museum.
So far, the piece I'm working on with Paul Notzold is working pretty well. You send a message to a phone running Sydewynder, and it kicks back a random message from a set of Tom Cruise quotes. I also tried to get it to hook up to twitter, but that didn't work. Lame.
Spy is trickier. We still need to get networking going for that.
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