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Useless Machine

Today I built a useless machine:  

It’s a machine which has one function. When you turn it on, it simply turns it’s self off. It was developed by A.I. professor Marvin Minsky (now at M.I.T.) while he was a graduate

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Robotic Arm Glove Controller

I got one of these lovely robot arm kits and made a new controller for it using a glove...

Introducing the Hapti-Harness. Start feeling.

“Towards an understanding of a tactile feedback system for use in multitudinous environments”

Building the hapti-harness from Matt Jarvis on Vimeo.

How is the experience to feel data? What is it to evoke an extra layer of awareness using a type of tactile reflex? Could a state of continuous partial attention be especially useful for certain information? These are some questions which have led us to research the introduction of a haptic feedback garment as an appropriate medium for artistic expression and creative application.

Matt’s Minimalist Visualizers for iTunes

Sometimes, less is much more.

Sonic Saber game in MAX/MSP. It’s like a ‘light saber’, only sound, not light, kinda thang.

Imagine being a youngling in Star Wars learning how to fight with your lightsaber, blindfolded and having to rely completely on your audio perception to fight the laser beams being fired at you... It's a sonic fight.. may the force be with you...

Susan Collins “Seascape” goes live!

I've been working with Susan Collins since 2002 on her pixel-scape images.

Her latest show was opened to the public from 4th April at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea.

This latest incarnation comes with large scale prints of the generated images and a whole new website which hosts the entire back catalogue of image-scapes from when each server was set up along with every image live as it is created over time.

Here's a nice little video of the project from current.tv ::

There's a review by Ken Russell in The Times newspaper

MoodyMap. How are you feeling?

What is your mood right now? What about the mood of those around you? Try it! http://www.mattjarvis.co.uk/mms/Web/ In a project using Google Android and Skyhook, we've created an app that uses Google maps to plot and share your mood with those around you!

Which side do you pass people on the street?

After being in Holland for a while, I noticed people seem very streamlined when they walk down the street (except in Amsterdam!). People always seem to pass each other on a certain side. I was wondering why this was, does

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Hack ‘n Shop

I made a video about hacking shopping... soon everyone will be doing it...

Lost Angels Prototype on Google Android

Hey guys - for those of you who know what I've been up to with Lost Angels, check this out on the google android emulator: I'm still working on the database at the back end, which is running on a painfully slow 500mhz old mac at the moment!

Team Untangle: Collaborative performance in a physical puzzle

How do people solve problems together, which strategy proves best? Or might we even be better off alone? By providing a deceptively simple game in a large interactive playing field, Team Untangle tries to explore and measure our problem solving behavior.

Diana Princess of Wales does music video…

Yes, the rumors about the death of the people's princess, Lady Diana Spencer have been greatly exaggerated. She's alive and well, with a lovely boyfriend in South America or so it seems...
Diana and her Latin lover