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“Unconferences”

Ever been to an “unconference?”   Camp Pixelache, which I attended a couple of weeks ago in Helsinki, Finand  was organized in a unconference style.  I had never been to an unconference, but I quickly learned  at the opening session where an overview of an unconference was given. Unconferences came about because people felt that a formal conference that usually has [...]

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Kbaumlier Food Images on a Billboard in the Detroit Metro Area until June 24th, 2012

Yesterday the Digital Billboard Art Project went live –  a project where artists can submit images to be displayed on a public digital billboard.  I have 45  images that are showing startinh yesterday, May 28th,  and will run until  June 24, 2012 in the Detroit Metro area (Macomb County), MI. I submitted slides about food – and made a series [...]

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Utopian Reality – Art and Research @ Camp Pixelache

One of the opening activites at Camp Pixelache was led by two members of the Utopian Reality research project, a project based out of Helsinki, Finalnd.  For the exercise – everyone was asked to stand up and head to the front of the room.  We were then asked to look at other people and make eye contact and smile – [...]

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Cheap, Fat and Open – an Open Source Synthesizer Project

One of the sessions I attended at Camp Pixelache, an event that I attended in Helsinki, Finland a couple of weeks ago,  was the Cheap Fat and Open project presented by Jacob Sikker Remin, from Copenhagen,  who created a small open source synthesizer project called Cheap, Fat, and Open. Cheap – because it only costs 60 euro – or 75 [...]

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Smog Tasting With Egg Whites: The Center of Genomic Gastronomy

Ever get a mouthful of smog?  In big cities, people breathe it every day.  The Smog project by The Center for Genomic Gastronomy explores the taste of smog – by whipping up egg foams in cities with lots of smog, like Bangalore.   Why egg foams?  Egg foams are 90% air – so in making an egg white, you can actually [...]

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