CEREBRAL HUT from Guvenc Ozel on Vimeo.

Created by Guvenc Ozel (ozeloffice.com) Cerebral Hut is a kinetic installation that works with an interface that measures brain frequencies and turns them into a reactive environment. It was initially on view in the Fall of 2012 at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, as part of the Istanbul Design Biennial. Its second installment happened in Saatchi Gallery in London during August 2013, as a part of “Red Never Follows” exhibition sponsored by the fashion brand Hugo. In London, the electromechanical design and applications were updated by media artists Onur Sonmez and Jaak Kaevats.

Cerebral Hut is an interactive installation that explores the relationship between architecture, movement and human thought. We traditionally assume that the built environment, whether in the architectural or the urban scale influences our psyche. What if we can reverse that relationship? What if a kinetic architecture could establish a direct connection between the thoughts of its user and itself in order to reconfigure its physical boundaries accordingly?

Design, Research: Guvenc Ozel, Alexandr Karaivanov
Programming, Mechanical Design: Jona Hoier (Istanbul), Peter Innerhofer (Istanbul), Jaak Kaevats (London), Onur Sonmez (London)
Installation Team: Guvenc Ozel, Alexandr Karaivanov, Lena Krivanek, Peter Innerhofer, Philipp Reinsberg
Administrative Support: Alexandra Graupner, Sabine Peternell
Istanbul Modern Exhibition Curated by: Esra Kahveci
Saatchi Gallery Exhibition Curated by: Platoon Cultural Development

Special Thanks to: Greg Lynn, Gerald Bast, Klaus Bollinger


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Scale from Brad Goodspeed on Vimeo.

If you liked ‘SCALE’, please watch my next astronomy video: ‘VISION - A plea to save the James Webb space telescope’. vimeo.com/30224434

Or have a look at my most recent video, about the human brain: vimeo.com/36973442

From bradblogspeed.com Check out this post at post.ly/1XOrk

Please follow me at twitter.com/bradgoodspeed

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO DOES NOT REPRESENT THE ENTIRE NIGHT SKY, or at least it doesn’t anymore. I’ve updated the video to omit the foreground landscape in an effort to account for an error in perspective. Unfortunately, due to my error, websites are widely reporting that Jupiter would fill the entire night sky, but it wouldn’t. What’s depicted here is a much narrower perspective than the previously mentioned 62 degrees, something that I imagine could be calculated by people much brighter than I. I imagine this view is closer to what you’d see through some very weak binoculars, but that’s just a guess. For a somewhat technical explanation of what was wrong with the original version of this video, and what that realization can teach us about skepticism, please read the following: bradblogspeed.com/im-bad-at-math


Here’s an animation I did to make you feel small, and also convey the deep awe I feel at the feet of the Universe.

While watching the video of the lunar eclipse I posted the other day I was looking at the curvature of the earth’s shadow on the moon. It made me think about how large the earth might look if an exact copy of it was up there instead of the moon. Soon curiosity got the better of me, and I was animating!

So the basic idea is, each planet you see is the size it would appear in the sky if it shared an orbit with the moon, 380,000 kms from earth. I created this video in After Effects, and because of certain technical considerations had to keep the field of view at 62 degrees. That means the foreground element is not precisely to scale. I realized this after the fact and may update the video at some point in the future. All planets are to correct scale with one another in any case.

Please watch full screen in HD if possible. Oh! And please consider sharing with your friends on Twitter or Facebook.

Music: Where We’re Calling From - Doves

Great write-up by Jessicsa Palmer at Bioephemera: scienceblogs.com/bioephemera/2011/02/art_vs_science_part_4_gas_gian.php

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Liquid Sculpture Art Photography by Jack Long

Jack Long, Liquid Art Photography. My goal is to create intriguing visual art using liquids as my subject. Because it is fluid, and happen so quickly, photography is the only method of seeing them. The photography portion is only the final stage in the creation of these images of fluids suspended in mid-air for a very brief period of time. The whole action takes just a fraction of a second. I work to create and capture the three dimensional fluid form at it’s most interesting shape and position. The form is captured with high speed flash photography that has a duration of as brief as 1/10,000th of a second. Even with complicated construction and extensive testing, the results are still often surprising and serendipitous.

While there is a lot of technical aspects to the work, my goal is to always strive to create visually intriguing photography. As an experienced photographer, the quality of light and form are extremely important in bringing out the characteristics and shapes of the fluids.

Unlike much splash based photography being made lately, the images I create are single capture events. I do not use photoshop composition or digital imaging to create my images. The techniques I use are self discovered and proprietary.


'I have created forms as large as one half of a metre in diameter to as small as 5cm. They all have similar forms that I can then transform depending upon the variables I apply.'

The 53-year-old uses a Canon 1Ds MkII camera with a Canon 28-70 f2.8 lens at 50mm.

Mr Long added: ‘The shutter speed was set at 125, but because I was using high-speed flash, I just needed to trigger the lights while suppressing ambient light.

'I have used an infrared flash trigger at times but these are triggered more by eye and feel than with an electronic system.'


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Sam Octigan “What You Can’t Forget.”

Australian artist Sam Ocitgan (Previously on Supersonic) has a solo show, “What You Can’t Forget,” opening April 10th at Just Another Project Space in Melbourne, Australia.  The body of work deals with thoughts about history repeating itself and what justice might really mean.  Keep reading for more work from the show and a glimpse into Octigan’s studio as well as a video:

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That Special Touch of Photographic Magic
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Canvas  by  andbamnan