Author Archives: zilog

Critical Making: beyond Arduinos and blinking LEDs

Critical Making is a handmade book project by Garnet Hertz that explores how hands-on productive work ‐ making ‐ can supplement and extend critical reflection on technology and society. It works to blend and extend the fields of design, contemporary art, DIY/craft and technological development. It also can be thought of as an appeal to […]

Annotation software that doesn’t suck

Since as far as I can remember I underline and annotate my books, over the years I have developed a notation of symbols and underlining styles that allow me to highlight the passages and know the reason why that was important to me at the time by simply just browsing the book quickly. It has […]

20Hz by Semiconductor

20 Hz from Semiconductor on Vimeo. 20 Hz is a 5 minute video which uses data collected by the CARISMA radio array. CARISMA (Canadian Array for Realtime Investigations of Magnetic Activity) is an array of magnetometers which study the Earth’s magnetosphere. 20 Hz is an interpretation of a magnetic storm occurring in the Earth’s upper […]

Cybathlon

Contestants from across the world living with reduced mobility, gathered at ETH Zurich to compete using the latest in assistive technologies such as prosthetic arms, robotic exoskeletons and powered wheelchairs.