The art of short-circuiting (a metaphorical coconut)

Qubais Reed Ghazala explains how he builds new kinds of instruments by carefully bending, twisting, or otherwise deforming or even breaking things that were designed to be other than what Ghazala eventually had in mind for them. He wrote a study: “The Folk Music of Chance Electronics: Circuit-Bending the Modern Coconut,” Qubais Reed Ghazala, Leonardo […]

Why casinos might ban gamblers who have tatoos

A press release from Northwestern University almost hints at why gambling casinos might decide to ban anyone who sports a tatoo: Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed “tattoo electronics” — wireless electronics so flexible and thin they can be applied to the skin and forgotten. “The blurring of electronics and […]