brandnewnoise by richard upchurch

Exhibit

Handheld wooden recording gadgets made in Brooklyn. With their simple face designs, these tiny works of art combine the feel of a retro handmade toy and a low-fi audio quality reminiscent of cassette tape recorders.








Gertie the jumping robot

Exhibit

Gertie is an egg-like robot that moves around by jumping! His outside is made out of silicone so that it squashes and stretches as it moves around. Swing by and press the JUMP! button to watch him hop around!







Flying Penguin

Exhibit

Flying Penguin is a game that encourages children with asthma between the ages of 5 and 8 to practice breathing. The goal of this game is to make a skiing penguin jump as far as possible by blowing on the beak whistle.



Super Fat: Furbie as a Voodoo Chat Client

Presenter

It is a trend that the web client is becoming fatter, with more computing and data storage leveraged to front end. The concept of a thin client is becoming more and more obsolete as more interaction, timeliness and personification are required from the user facing the client.nI am exploring how toys can become super fat, interactive web clients. I will be presenting what I have discovered along the way as I hack a Furby, connect it to a Meteor chat app and make the toy literally ''possessed'' by other users. Warning: It can be scary!n




Modio

Exhibit

Modio: build, modify and print to PLAY. Modio is the new app that lets you build and modify incredible creatures and characters then easily print them for play using a desktop 3D printer. Come create at the Modio booth!


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