Art

 
  • Are video games art?

    Are video games art?

    I'm hesitant to write this because, really, who cares? And I don't mean that in a negative, cynical way at all, but rather in a practical way. Clearly there are people who enjoy playing video games, just as there are people who enjoy creating video games. Why should these people concern themselves with whether or not Roger Ebert, a 67-year-old man who wouldn't know the difference between World ofRead More

  • There's Gelaskins for iPad now~!

    There's Gelaskins for iPad now~!

    Forgot to mention this last night, so apologies in advance. Y'all know Gelaskins, right? The neat-looking, device-sized decals that you stick to your laptop, phone, or whatnot? They're available for the iPad now. Rejoice! Read More

  • Rat Rod bikes – the bicycle as art?

    Rat Rod bikes – the bicycle as art?

    Living in Nevada, I get to see all kinds of art projects on the road as Burning Man approaches. I will admit however, that none of them look quite as cool as these, a combination of the "rat-rod" and an art bicycle. Read More

  • Desktop lamp powered by hamster cells

    Desktop lamp powered by hamster cells

    This seems a bit odd, but here's another take on alternative power; Dutch designer Joris Laarman came up with a concept for a desktop lamp that glows from bio-luminescent hamster ovaries. Seriously, I'm not making this stuff up. Read More

  • The blind camera shows you someone else's pictures

    The blind camera shows you someone else's pictures

    Here's an interesting item, from artist Sascha Pohflepp. It's called Blinks and Buttons, and it's a "blind camera." Possessing no lens and no viewfinder, the "camera" still takes a picture when you press the big red shutter button. Read More

  • Video game inspired skateboard decks

    Video game inspired skateboard decks

    Artist Logan Zawacki (what a fun name!) put together some pretty impressive game-themed skateboard decks for the I’M BOARD skateboard art show held earlier this week in Florida. Read More

  • Man-powered wooden digital clock (but is it art?)

    Man-powered wooden digital clock (but is it art?)

    It may be an art installation, but this “digital” clock, operated for 24 hours straight by a group of staunch Dutchmen might fare better as a desktop widget. I suppose it’s meant to say something about the nature of time, and perhaps it does, but this is a gadget blog, not the MOMA coffee shop. Go, you. Talk about it there. Read More

  • The motherboard as art: The Mona Lisa

    The motherboard as art: The Mona Lisa

    Well, I think we finally know what Asus does when they get a dead motherboard. They take it apart, and turn it into a picture! Behold the loveliness that is the Motherboard Mona Lisa, a model of PCI and AGP slot beauty and mystery. Read More

  • High voltage art: still and video

    High voltage art: still and video

    It’s not exactly gadget-related, but it does involve high voltage so I figured that’s a go. Some great (and terrifying) pictures are making their way around the web right now that are the result of artist Hiroshi Sugimoto passing a huge amount of voltage through a bit of film. A very cool application of technology to art. I thought I’d pass it on, with the significant addition of… Read More

  • Eraser with built-in brush for eraser bits – absolutely brilliant

    Eraser with built-in brush for eraser bits – absolutely brilliant

    How many times do you think you've used a pencil eraser and then brushed off the little rubber bits with your pinky? A million times? — a billion? Well, no more! This invention, while coming about fifty or sixty years too late, will certainly be useful for those of you still using pencils. What's that? I'm getting reports that no one uses pencils any more, anywhere. That can't be right. Read More