“Lacking the patience to do it by hand, GeekPhysical built a CNC machine to decorate Easter eggs. (The hardware design is ingenious…)”
“When geeks get married, there’s always room for some nerdy insanity.”
“Once again, Vanessa and her group manage to fight awkwardness with awkwardness.”
“It can be a challenge to really personalize the wedding ritual enough to make it feel like your own – but Vanessa definitely found a unique way.”
“The electrode-equipped Galvanic Skin Response Bouquet doesn’t give the couple much choice about wearing their hearts on their sleeves”
“..one of several biometric projects developed by the designer/engineer duo Vanessa Carpenter and Dzl”
As part of a series on the “Future of Health”, PSFK interviewed GeekPhysical about our work with biometrics, sensors and how we felt about the world of sensing technologies as it related to UNICEF. “We think it could also be vital to have health workers aware of their stress levels without having to think about it or analyze themselves.”
As part of completion for a Masters in Interaction Design, Vanessa set up a table at the Business to Buttons Conference in Malmo. The booth was made to show how easy tangible computing and rapid prototyping can be! We made a simple interaction, a transistor intertwined with a LED, hooked up to a 9v, powered by people acting as the human resistor. It was a beautiful little interactive exhibit than literally ANYONE could make and even the Swedish news got excited about.
Read full article over at Sydsvenskan.se (Swedish).
“Here’s a Christmas tree project we can get behind.”
“The small LED Matrix displays can be mounted on both male and female doors, and the image shown can be switched as folks enter and leave. Needless to say, such a setup caused quite a bit of hilariousness / confusion.”