Early this summer I discovered two physicists gone rogue. After they watched so many fellow PhD grads make killbots for the Department of Defense, they decided instead to use their skills to make love not war. This is our company. This is the world's first robotic, artificially intelligent sex toy. This is a vibrator for a new world. This is HUM. And the newsletter is definitely NSFW.
My article for The Creators Project (VICE's arts and technology blog) about a robot that illustrates the gender divide by placing pie charts into actual pies. [more inside]
I made a little free iPad app called Picture Chat. In it, two people (sharing the same iPad) talk not by speaking... but by typing any of the over 500 pictures to form picture sentences. In this video, you can actually see two of the robots (that come with the program) automagically talking to each other -- see robot communication weirdness ensue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBRmL7YXCZ8
Zoom around the galaxy in a giant farting/vomiting/burping sumo robot, battling (and consuming) vicious space cannibals. It's a daft idea for a Flash game pushed completely over the top with music, animation and a storyline of conflict, betrayal and turbo-charged flatulence. [more inside]
Vanna79 and I just launched Dempsey Press, a letterpress print shop located in Ottawa, Canada. Along with custom letterpress printing, we just finished printing our first line-up of cards and note papers. All our greeting cards and envelopes are made with 100% cotton paper. Favorites include "All I want for Christmas is your two front teeth" and Robot Season's Greetings cards. We also have an Etsy Shop. [more inside]
I built some synths and put them in robots and now they're going to be on show at Deluxe Cafe, Kent Tce, Wellington, New Zealand for two weeks starting Monday 15th.