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Presentation of the workshop "the absurd machine of the possible impossible" held by in liwoli (linz)

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  1. 1. The Absurd Machine of the Possible (an open sourcepresents.... process) Social hardware & poetry of software
  2. 2. ABOUT THE MACHINEthis machine is a pretext, an excuse. its a tool to discuss matters, a meta-thoughtdevice, a (self-)learning process, a social technology that works like a warehouseof errors and frustrations.the machine is an open process of construction, deconstruction and mutation. thismachine wants to be a method, a manifesto, a machine. it refuses to be an art workand because of this it will never be complete. The final result is a weird-lookingthing (an "esperpento").The machine is a reflexion about the dynamics of collective creation, about thepossible (and impossible) displacement of the notion of code
  3. 3. The Absurd Machineof the PossibleImpossiblebeeing a process, the machine has had variousversions:1) V0.1 "the black box"Reflections about:- criticism and visibilization of the absurdity of human-machine interaction- technologies in our lives- opaque VS transparent technologies- physical and social body fragmentation carried out bythe technology
  4. 4. 2) V0.1.5(ABORTEDVERSION)"goddessmachine"- machine as oracle- faith in technology- interaction as a ritual
  5. 5. 3) V0.2 "looking for rizoma (and itsfailure)"Reflections about:- collective technologies, collective creation, collectiveprocesses- processes of interchange- relation between freedom, rules and goals in collectivecreation- expanded notion of the concept of technology
  6. 6. HOW DOES IT WORK?THE SYSTEM (the input)tools: arduino, processingmaterials: whatever (recycled)
  7. 7. HOW DOES IT WORK?...the ouput Get inspired.... The postmodernism generadorThe Instant Art Critique Phrase Generator Art critique generatorComo falar bonito sem dizer nada
  8. 8. Model for Optimizing Randomness: Mozarts musical dice game ..being a composer without knowing the rulesFrom being a composer without knowing the rules...To being an oracle without knowing the ??????
  9. 9. DEMO
  10. 10. WORKING TOGETHER..What are we going to do?1. Building the discourse of the machine (collaborative experimental writing)2. Building the input modules (eletronics and arduino)3. Customize the modules (crafty things)4. Put everything together (processing and being patient)5. Arrange the exhibition space6. If { we can drink a beer after that}Then {we will become superheroes}Or else {we will die}
  11. 11. WORKING TOGETHER..How we planned to work?We had designed a workmethodologies with decisionnodes........BUT-----TIME IS AGAINST US-----
  12. 12. Building the discourse of the machine(collaborative experimental writing)where?
  13. 13. Structure: IF { [N1] [2.1] [3] } THEN { [N2] [2.2] [4] } ELSE { [N3] [2.2] [5]} 1 2.1 2.2 3 4 5 noun action action place adverb why? condition result A Napoleon runs away eats an in the quitely because apple wardrobe its funny B Your falls in love will die in the slowly without an grandmother kitchen explanatio n C This flies to will behind fast because computer the moon explod this its e screen sunday
  14. 14. Linguistic structure: Conditional - IF Statement
  15. 15. Some necessary rules1. NOUN = who? / what?- must be 3rd person2.1. Action - condition. What does he/she/it do?- must be 3rd person- must be present simple- intransitive / transitive+direct object: runs / eats an apple2.2 Action - result. What does he/she/it do?- must be 3rd person- must be present simple OR future simple.- intransitive / transitive+direct object: runs / eats an apple3. Place. Where?4. Adverb. In what way? / how?5. Reason. Why?
  16. 16. Building the modules 1ª part: arduino and circuits
  17. 17. Some useful links:-more info about sensors: start with arduino: resistors: circuits simulator:
  18. 18. Digital input, not continuous 1: button •  momentary button •  10K ohm resistor •  LED •  hook-up wire
  19. 19. Analog input, continuous1.LDR - Light dependent resistor •  Arduino Board •  LDR •  1K Ohm resistor
  20. 20. Analog input, continuous2. Potentiometer •  Arduino Board •  Potentiometer
  21. 21. Building the modules 2ª part: design the modules why craft? bricoleur VS. engineer
  22. 22. Moduls will be made with waste material looking for differents types of interaction and without observing the traditional desing paradigms
  23. 23. Building the system1ª part: get things together
  24. 24. Debugginganalog read: read:
  25. 25. The code Arduinoprocessing
  26. 26. contactsWeb: www.minipimer.tvMail: