The Casa Jasmina project (previously) is an automated smart house designed to be made of open source hardware, with the needs of the people who live there -- not the corporations who extract rent from them -- in mind.
It was built by Jasmina Tesanovic -- playwright, musician, war-crimes journalist, Boing Boing contributor -- and Bruce Sterling -- science fiction writer, digital art curator, design theorist -- in Turin, Italy, the home of Arduino, and with the help of local makerspaces and Arduino itself.
In this 30-minute video ("The Closing Act of IAM Weekend 17 celebrated in Barcelona, on April 27-30, 2017"), Tesanovic and Sterling (a married couple) lay out the history, design philosophy, technical realities, and aftermath of the project. You couldn't ask for a better half hour of advanced, entertaining material on how the Internet of Things could be made to help people, rather than control them.
(via Beyond the Beyond)
“Have fun at home with my old rubber boots,” the creator writes. Avant-garde performance art or fetish video? You decide. One commenter’s rave review: “Nice boots. Rubber seems to be very soft.” (via r/DeepIntoYouTube)
Donato Sansone “Concatenation 2” film connects a series of acrobatic Olympic athletes’ jumps, spins, and dives into “a series of interconnected things or events,” which is the definition of “concatenation.” This delightfully disorienting video is a sequel to Sansone’s original “Concatenation” film here. (via Colossal)
“Hi, Lloyd. Little slow tonight, isn’t it?” Deepfake auteur Ctrl Shift Face presents Jim Carrey in… The Shining. (Thanks, Jeff Cross!)
With all due respect to our vegetarian friends, there might be nothing more intrinsically linked to the 4th of July holiday than a big ole cookout. Sure, fireworks and celebrating the birth of a constitutional republic are great too, but showing off your cooking prowess with a brilliantly seared, mouth-watering slab of grade-A American beef […]
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When revved-up kids used to dribble a basketball through the kitchen or practice their footwork with a soccer ball in front of the television, exasperated parents would often just send ‘em outside to play. But these days, sending kids out might not be the best course of action. Despite all the changes, many budding young […]