Research studio booth – a place to work and to show

Our research studio booth is finished, furnished and ready to be used as a place for experimentation, discussion, brainstorming, and exhibition. The booth contains a collection of books that are relevant for our research, current prototypes, parts to be used in the future, images deriving from our process, experiments

Some progress for our haptics environment

This month our collaborator Akitoshi Honda came to Basle for an intensive work session to further develop our test environment with 64 individually controllable vibration motors coupled with a spectrum analyzer listening to the detektor module. The system works with driver/ multiplexer modules from adafruit programmed

Techno-Animism, Magic and Other Realms

While with his Family on summer vacation in Japan and inspired by magical aspects in the usage of digital technology, Shintaro finally started to fuse his Japanese ancestry with the present research project by exploring the worlds of Japanese animism (yokai, tsukumogami + other non-humans)

Log-periodic dipole array for 2–6GHz and AD8317

Some advances in antenna experimentation were made: We are now able to "listen" in an extended range of 1MHz–10GHz with the AD8317 and low-cost evaluation sets made in China. Also a first log-periodic dipole array was build tuned for 2-6GHz with 13 Elements and a

Intermediate Summary March 2017

Many things happened in Feb. and March. We had three micro-residencies (Akitoshi Honda, Felicien Gougey and Robin Michel) and core team member Susanna Hertrich showed her work "Brighter than a thousand suns" (2016) at the TEI* 2017 Arts Track in Keio University Graduate School of

Resident No. 2 – Félicien Goguey

This week, Félicien is working with us on wifi-sniffing and signal detection. He is a french designer based in Switzerland and currently a teaching assistant in MA Media Design at Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD — Genève). He uses multiple skills to create

Cutaneous rabbits and vibrating matrixes

Some impressions from the first Micro-residency with Aktioshi Honda. First tests with a beaglebone, breadboard, driver/ multliplexer modules, and his previous work on a vibrating matrix.

Resident No. 1 – Akitoshi Honda

Our first collaborator in the series of micro-residencies will be Berlin-based artist Akitoshi Honda who will join us end of January 2017. Akitoshi is a great artist and skilled technologist who will work with us on prototypes for haptic interfaces that are inspired by historical hardware. More about

Critical Media Lab

«micro-residencies» at the Critical Media Lab

In 2017 we will start a series of «micro-residencies» were we invite people from our network to join this project and work with us in Basel. So far, we have planned three short-term residencies for the first half of 2017. We have invited artists, technologists, designers and

What if…

This research project is inspired by sensorial abilities found in certain animals – mostly weak electric fish. The photo essay «Interspecies» by Susanna Hertrich plays with the notion of humans to have animal senses. The image below shows a face with barbels known from various species of

Sensorium exhibited

Sensorium of Animals is represented in the form of two posters at the exhibition "Human Upgrade".   14.10.2016 – 05.03.2017 DIALOGE 05: Human Upgrade « Sensorium of Animals » work in progress on show at dialogue exhibition of Susanna Hertrich and Hannes Wiedemann  Schader-Stiftung Galerie (Gallery at Schader Foundation) Goethestr. 1 64285 Darmstadt Germany further information (German only)

Testing the haptic evaluation kit

First test runs with the new Haptic Evaluation Kit from Precision Microdrives with an Arduino Uno R3 and TI DRV2605, a a so called haptic driver. It is a small IC-chip designed to provide extremely-flexible haptic control of ERM and LRA actuators and includes an extensive

Announcing the kick-off workshop

Feb 2016: We are preparing our kick-off workshop, where we want to bring together a hand-selected group of leading researchers, technologists, designers and artists working in the fields of sensory ecology, sensory augmentation, prosthetic and wearable art, wearable technology. The idea of the workshop is