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New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry

New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry portraits computers

New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry portraits computers

New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry portraits computers

New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry portraits computers

New Floppy Disk Portraits by Nick Gentry portraits computers

UK artist Nick Gentry (previously) has been quite busy lately, completing a number of his trademark portraits painted on a canvas of old 3 1⁄2″ floppy disks. Check out the video for a montage of recent and older works.

House of the Rising Sun Covered by Legacy Computer Equipment

Although this has been making the rounds here and there it’s taken me a few weeks to actually sit down and appreciate this cover of The Animals House of the Rising Sun covered entirely using audio samples recorded from legacy computer equipment and diagnostic machines. The piece uses four primary “instruments” including an HP Scanjet 3P, an Atari 800XL with an EiCO Oscilloscope as the organ, a Texas instrument Ti-99/4A with a Tektronix Oscilloscope as the guitar and a hard-drive powered by a PiC16F84A microcontroller as the bass drum and cymbal. Video and music by PURETUNE. (via dudecraft)

Update: Here’s a similar video done three years ago by James Houston, covering Radiohead. (thnx, stephen!)

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

Enormous World Map Made from Recycled Computers by Susan Stockwell recycling maps installation computers

UK-based artist Susan Stockwell recently completed this gigantic world map made from recycled computer components for the University of Bedfordshire. Entitled World, the piece has been in progress since 2010 and uses motherboards, electrical wiring, fans, and myriad other components donated by Secure IT Recycling. Although Stockwell has worked with electronic components for additional projects, her work with paper is also extraordinary and has been making the rounds quite a bit.

If you liked this, also check out the work of Murilo Melo. (via upon a fold)

Composite Photograph Made from 500 Self-Portraits

Composite Photograph Made from 500 Self Portraits tableau portraits photoshop multiples manipulation faces digital computers 365

Composite Photograph Made from 500 Self Portraits tableau portraits photoshop multiples manipulation faces digital computers 365

Ever since photographer Noah Kalina began his Everyday portrait project 11 years ago (I had no idea he was still actively photographing himself, talk about commitment) there have been hundreds of inspired photogs snapping daily self-portraits. Flickr user clickflashwhir is one of these people, taking hundreds of portraits over the past several years. Tiemen Rapati downloaded 500 of her photos and created this beautiful composite image by finding an average RGB value for each pixel and dividing it by the total number of portraits. I have no idea how this is done, but I bet it involves computers. It’s amazing how surgically accurate she must sit, I assume using her eyes to align each shot. Really stunning. Just a note, though it says Tiemen used 400 photos on Flickr, he averaged in another 100 for this post. (via feltron)

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

Interior Design for 3FS by ZEK Crew interior design illustration computers

ZEK is a “a collective of eight humans with strange skills, producing random and conceptual visual interventions” out of Ljubljana, Slovenia. One of their members, Miha Arnak, shot over his newly launched portfolio which included this interior design work that ZEK did for 3fs. I really enjoy the correlation of computer keys and rooms, but the Pong whiteboard is definitely my favorite. See many more shots of the interior here. (thnx, miha!)

Solitaire “Win” Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards

Solitaire Win Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards sculpture multiples games computers cards

Solitaire Win Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards sculpture multiples games computers cards

Solitaire Win Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards sculpture multiples games computers cards

Solitaire Win Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards sculpture multiples games computers cards

Solitaire Win Screen Constructed from Over 1,000 3D Playing Cards sculpture multiples games computers cards

Creative duo Lars Marcus Vedeler and Theo Tveterås of Oslo, Norway have come together to form the experimental design team Skrekkøgle that I was originally tempted to call an art collective, however via their website they suggest otherwise.

We don’t think of ourselves as artists, as we come from a product/interaction design background. What we see ourselves as is a studio that does what it very well pleases, experimenting with products and electronics and the like, not necessarily being tied to a client.

Sounds like every designers dream to me. A number of their projects have bounced around the blogs lately, my favorite being this hilarious three-dimensional sculpture of the win screen for Windows Solitaire. Also check out their exceedingly clever big money project that makes nearby objects look tiny by placing them next to an enormous replica of the 50 Euro cent piece and photographing them using using tilt-shift photography. I can’t wait to see what they come up with next. Reading their blog they seem to fancy Colossal—what’s up guys? (via quipsologies)

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Switch Your Routine for Ours: Posters Made from TVs, Video Games, and Computers for Companhia Athletica Gyms posters and prints electronics computers advertising

Art director Murilo Melo created this killer poster series for Companhia Athletica Gyms in Brazil by dismantling sloth-inducing televisions, video games, and computers and using their thousands of parts to create exercising humans, urging you to “switch your routine for ours”. The project took four months to execute and is well documented on this pretty awesome website where you can see production shots, download high-res images (recommended for detailed viewing), and watch a video. From concept to execution this is one of the more clever print advertising campaigns I’ve seen in a while.

Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano

Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano posters and prints painting computers animals

Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano posters and prints painting computers animals

Pixelated Animals by Laura Bifano posters and prints painting computers animals

These lovely pixel animal prints by Victoria B.C.-based artist Laura Bifano seem to be selling almost as quickly as she adds them to her shop. She’s releasing a painting a day for 10 days and you can keep up with them on her Tumblr. Who doesn’t want a pixelated Honey Badger? (via drawn)

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