02 PM | 05 Sep

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures @ACMI #Melbourne [#geekgirl]

OPENS 22 SEP, 2016

Having screened both at Sundance and the Berlin Film Festivals, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s (Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye) compelling and candid documentary examines the career of one of America’s greatest and most controversial photographers. Seen through the prism of the culture wars between America’s Christian right and the National Endowment of the Arts, what emerges is a balanced and powerful document on the power of artistic expression and the devastating legacy of HIV/AIDS.

Source: ACMI

11 AM | 22 Aug

Kung Fu Motion #Visualization [#geekgirl]

Kung Fu Motion Visualization from Tobias Gremmler on Vimeo.

This work was commissioned for a Kung Fu exhibition and created by Tobias Gremmler. The exhibition focuses on the legacy of Hakka martial arts in Hong Kong and will launch in Hong Kong in September. The Kung Fu Masters whose motions has been captured are: Master Lee Shek Lin, master of Bak Mei Style and president of Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research Society (Variation 3,4).and Master Wong Yiu Kau, master of Lung Ying Style and founding member of Hakka Kung Fu Culture Research Society (Variation 1-3).

Exhibition Credits: Curators: Hing Chao (International Guoshu Association), Jeffrey Shaw (City University of HK), Sarah Kenderdine (University of South Wales) Venue: Hong Kong Heritage Museum

Source: Vimeo

11 AM | 22 Aug

Temporary #tattoo skin interfaces that allow users to control devices [#geekgirl]

#DuoSkin

DuoSkin is a fabrication process that enables anyone to create customized functional devices that can be attached directly on their skin.

With the help of this new technology, the features will be embedded on the skin in the form of a #tattoo. The interface of the tattoo will help the user move the virtual cursor on their device, store data and send commands to other devices.

Using gold metal leaf, a material that is cheap, skin-friendly, and robust for everyday wear, we demonstrate three types of on-skin interfaces: sensing touch input, displaying output, and wireless communication.

Source: DuoSkin