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 http://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/program/biotech.asp http://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/program/biotech.asp
  
-David Robert is working of human-plant interaction and understanding of plant language: http://www.elkabong.com/intersection00/davidrobert.htm +  * David Robert is working of human-plant interaction and understanding of plant language: http://www.elkabong.com/intersection00/davidrobert.htm 
- Do plants think like distributed computers? http://www.nature.com/nsu/040119/040119-5.html +  Do plants think like distributed computers? http://www.nature.com/nsu/040119/040119-5.html 
- On flowers and landmines: http://www.aresa.dk/+  On flowers and landmines: http://www.aresa.dk/
  
 ==== Dynamics ==== ==== Dynamics ====
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 Lost inventions of Nikola Tesla: http://www.frank.germano.com/lostinventions.htm Lost inventions of Nikola Tesla: http://www.frank.germano.com/lostinventions.htm
  
-If you ever wondered what supported the posture of your body: http://www.neuroanatomy.hpg.ig.com.br/spinal.htm+If you ever wondered what supported the posture of your body:  http://www.neuroanatomy.hpg.ig.com.br/spinal.htm
  
 What is a Syn"co*pe: [[Project Syncoptic]] What is a Syn"co*pe: [[Project Syncoptic]]
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 The last "illumine" artist was Rachel Wingfield, who we met in 2002 during the txOom project. Rachel's take on illumine was the closest to FoAM"s interest in biomimetics and active materials. Her exhibition "Surface Dialogue" consisted of several electroluminescent (EL) objects, designed to infuse homely interiors with ambient luminescence, continuously changing throughout the day; a responsive window blind, sprouting EL botanic patters as the daylight becomes dimmer; luminescent pillows and duvets to ease the sleeper into the dawning light. Dawn and twilight were extended to last several hours in Rachel's cozy mock-bedroom, where the natural light was truly in dialogue with the luminous surfaces on display. Both during and after her residency Rachel is involved in the project |ytA, where she joins Lina Kusaite and Maja Kuzmanovic in a search for active materials that respond to touch and pressure. The last "illumine" artist was Rachel Wingfield, who we met in 2002 during the txOom project. Rachel's take on illumine was the closest to FoAM"s interest in biomimetics and active materials. Her exhibition "Surface Dialogue" consisted of several electroluminescent (EL) objects, designed to infuse homely interiors with ambient luminescence, continuously changing throughout the day; a responsive window blind, sprouting EL botanic patters as the daylight becomes dimmer; luminescent pillows and duvets to ease the sleeper into the dawning light. Dawn and twilight were extended to last several hours in Rachel's cozy mock-bedroom, where the natural light was truly in dialogue with the luminous surfaces on display. Both during and after her residency Rachel is involved in the project |ytA, where she joins Lina Kusaite and Maja Kuzmanovic in a search for active materials that respond to touch and pressure.
  
-Iridescent nanospheres for electronic paper: http://www.nature.com/nsu/030317/030317-1.html +  * Iridescent nanospheres for electronic paper: http://www.nature.com/nsu/030317/030317-1.html 
- Electroluminescence on elastic substrates: http://www.oryontech.com/ +  Electroluminescence on elastic substrates: http://www.oryontech.com/ 
- OLEDs on flexible substrates: http://www.universaldisplay.com/foled.php +  OLEDs on flexible substrates: http://www.universaldisplay.com/foled.php 
- Chromogenic materials: http://windows.lbl.gov/materials/chromogenics/default.htm+  Chromogenic materials: http://windows.lbl.gov/materials/chromogenics/default.htm
  
 ==== impossible thing no. 4: wearable reality ==== ==== impossible thing no. 4: wearable reality ====
-[[/cgi-bin/view/Libarynth/FoAM|NIL]] + 
-( + 
-Another strand of the active materials research we will continue pursuing with Rachel is the emerging field of flexible displays; OLEDS (organic LEDs), rollable LCDs, elastic electroluminescent materials, electronic paper, composites of SMPs (shape memory polymers) able to sense and actuate responses by changing colour, light or even thickness and consistency. Although this is an area of research that several +Another strand of the active materials research we will continue pursuing with Rachel is the emerging field of flexible displays; OLEDS (organic LEDs), rollable LCDs, elastic electroluminescent materials, electronic paper, composites of SMPs (shape memory polymers) able to sense and actuate responses by changing colour, light or even thickness and consistency. Although this is an area of research that several  FoAM  people have been involved in for years, we can not pretend to be able to develop any of these technologies in our modest lab. Therefore, negotiations are under way with several academic and corporate research and development groups, looking for diverse application areas and testing grounds for their experimental technologies. In terms of applications of these technologies, we are in close contact with the Topological Media Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Banff New Media Institute, both paving a similar exciting route through this unchartered territory.
- FoAM +
-  people have been involved in for years, we can not pretend to be able to develop any of these technologies in our modest lab. Therefore, negotiations are under way with several academic and corporate research and development groups, looking for diverse application areas and testing grounds for their experimental technologies. In terms of applications of these technologies, we are in close contact with the Topological Media Lab at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Banff New Media Institute, both paving a similar exciting route through this unchartered territory.+
  
  
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-When mobile means unplugged: [[Renewable Energy]] +  * When mobile means unplugged: [[Renewable Energy]] 
- Defying Infopoverty through more applicable tools: http://www.infopoverty.net/2002/prepcom2.htm+  Defying Infopoverty through more applicable tools: http://www.infopoverty.net/2002/prepcom2.htm
  
 Cocky Eek is planning to work on shapes formed by the wind and FoAM will work on blowing the four winds of the world through the structures - on land, in the air, on water, from different directions. When worn, these shapes transform the surfaces of the body of their wearer into airy creatures in dialogue with their surroundings. Several FoAM people will possibly be joined by the Nordic LARP god Christopher Sandberg on a drift to Iceland (named Icelanding suggesting the sci-fi thematic of the trip), to explore the potentials of context specific live action role playing games connected with satellite broadcasting, networking and other alien inventions. We have initiated yet another expedition (fFORTe) through the myths and dungeons of 42 Austro Hungarian fortresses in Croatia, with a hope that this time, a persistent [[MMORPG]] (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) can be developed to hover above and through the physical ruins. Cocky Eek is planning to work on shapes formed by the wind and FoAM will work on blowing the four winds of the world through the structures - on land, in the air, on water, from different directions. When worn, these shapes transform the surfaces of the body of their wearer into airy creatures in dialogue with their surroundings. Several FoAM people will possibly be joined by the Nordic LARP god Christopher Sandberg on a drift to Iceland (named Icelanding suggesting the sci-fi thematic of the trip), to explore the potentials of context specific live action role playing games connected with satellite broadcasting, networking and other alien inventions. We have initiated yet another expedition (fFORTe) through the myths and dungeons of 42 Austro Hungarian fortresses in Croatia, with a hope that this time, a persistent [[MMORPG]] (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game) can be developed to hover above and through the physical ruins.
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 p~lot core team: Nik Gaffney, Lina Kusaite, Steven Pickles, Rachael Tempest http://fo.am/p~lot/ p~lot core team: Nik Gaffney, Lina Kusaite, Steven Pickles, Rachael Tempest http://fo.am/p~lot/
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 ==== f0amf0od ==== ==== f0amf0od ====
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-The research centre for the history of food and drink: http://www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/centrefooddrink/index.html +  * The research centre for the history of food and drink: http://www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/centrefooddrink/index.html 
- Screen cuisine: http://yumfood.net/articles/screencuisine/screencuisine-1.html +  Screen cuisine: http://yumfood.net/articles/screencuisine/screencuisine-1.html 
- Scientific cooking: http://www.fatduck.co.uk/ +  Scientific cooking: http://www.fatduck.co.uk/ 
- http://www.taleoftales.com +  http://www.taleoftales.com 
- http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/heide/sound_modulated_light.html+  http://utopia.knoware.nl/users/heide/sound_modulated_light.html
  
-http://f0.am/f0od/  +http://f0.am/f0od/  http://f0am/fr0th/   \     [[Foam Food]]
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-http://f0am/fr0th/  +
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-[[Project Foam Food]]+
  
 f0amf0od core team: Rasa Alksnyte, Lina Kusaite, Maja Kuzmanovic, Nat Muller, Pieter de Wel f0amf0od core team: Rasa Alksnyte, Lina Kusaite, Maja Kuzmanovic, Nat Muller, Pieter de Wel
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 RED#NET intends to be a multi-functional, permeable, portable surface that re-routes and re-applies public space. Constructing systems that support and restrict flow via the horizontal and vertical axis horizontal_platform/horizontal_platform/vertical/horizontal/vertical/ src: http://duo.irational.org/red_net/ RED#NET intends to be a multi-functional, permeable, portable surface that re-routes and re-applies public space. Constructing systems that support and restrict flow via the horizontal and vertical axis horizontal_platform/horizontal_platform/vertical/horizontal/vertical/ src: http://duo.irational.org/red_net/
  
-surface tension: http://f0.am/fr0th/swell.html +  * surface tension: http://f0.am/fr0th/swell.html 
- Ana Rewakowicz: http://www.kissmachine.org/ibanks.html+  Ana Rewakowicz: http://www.rewana.com
   
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 ==== impossible thing no. 6: scalable media shelters ==== ==== impossible thing no. 6: scalable media shelters ====
  
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 tension team: Cocky Eek, Nik Gaffney, Hiaz Gmachl, Lina Kusaite, Maja Kuzmanovic, Rachael Tempest tension team: Cocky Eek, Nik Gaffney, Hiaz Gmachl, Lina Kusaite, Maja Kuzmanovic, Rachael Tempest
  
-farmersmanual and BuckyMedia: http://web.fm/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Fmext/WebHome +  * farmersmanual and BuckyMedia: http://web.fm/cgi-bin/twiki/view/Fmext/WebHome 
- the Buckminster Fuller Institute: http://www.bfi.org/ +  the Buckminster Fuller Institute: http://www.bfi.org/ 
- Geodesic structures in nature: http://www.geocities.com/bioluminus/spectacular_geodesic_epicuticula_structure.html +  Geodesic structures in nature: http://www.geocities.com/bioluminus/spectacular_geodesic_epicuticula_structure.html 
- DIY with soda-straws: http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/straw-tensegrity.html+  DIY with soda-straws: http://www.georgehart.com/virtual-polyhedra/straw-tensegrity.html
   
 +
 ==== credits ==== ==== credits ====
  
 "Correction: A Picture is Worth 84.1 Words" http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~afb21/publications/Student-ESP.html (and other speculations into the granularity of visual languages) "Correction: A Picture is Worth 84.1 Words" http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~afb21/publications/Student-ESP.html (and other speculations into the granularity of visual languages)
  
-=== (FoAM  and associated artists/scientists 2003 === +=== FoAM  and associated artists/scientists 2003 ===
  
 Gert Aartsen, Rasa Alksnyte, Stephen Barras, Guy van Belle, Oswald Berthold, Gert Brantner, Theo Botschuiver, Jonah Bruckner-Cohen, Veronique Daussy, Cocky Eek, Leif Elggren, Karmen Franinovic, Robin Fox, Nik Gaffney, Hiaz Gmachl, Nathan Gray, Auriea Harvey, Mark Harwood, Mike Harding, Edwin v/d Heide , Pieter Heremans, Patrick de Koning, Maja Kuzmanovic, Dylan Krasevac, Sia Kyriakakos, Emily Kusaite, Lina Kusaite, Hendrik Leper, Brian McClave, Catherine Moriwaki, Nat Muller, Hanne de Nil, Julian Oliver, Anthony Pateras, Steven Pickles, Isabel Rocamora, Sha Xin Wei, Jasmijn Snoijink, Roos Smith, Rachael Tempest, Todor Todoroff, Camila Valenzuela, Yon Visell, Michel Waisvisz, Catherine Watling, Pieter de Wel, Rob Wilton, Rachel Wingfield, Stevie Wishart. Gert Aartsen, Rasa Alksnyte, Stephen Barras, Guy van Belle, Oswald Berthold, Gert Brantner, Theo Botschuiver, Jonah Bruckner-Cohen, Veronique Daussy, Cocky Eek, Leif Elggren, Karmen Franinovic, Robin Fox, Nik Gaffney, Hiaz Gmachl, Nathan Gray, Auriea Harvey, Mark Harwood, Mike Harding, Edwin v/d Heide , Pieter Heremans, Patrick de Koning, Maja Kuzmanovic, Dylan Krasevac, Sia Kyriakakos, Emily Kusaite, Lina Kusaite, Hendrik Leper, Brian McClave, Catherine Moriwaki, Nat Muller, Hanne de Nil, Julian Oliver, Anthony Pateras, Steven Pickles, Isabel Rocamora, Sha Xin Wei, Jasmijn Snoijink, Roos Smith, Rachael Tempest, Todor Todoroff, Camila Valenzuela, Yon Visell, Michel Waisvisz, Catherine Watling, Pieter de Wel, Rob Wilton, Rachel Wingfield, Stevie Wishart.
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 +==== events ====
  
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-==== events ==== 
   * Past, present and future events:http://fo.am/events.html   * Past, present and future events:http://fo.am/events.html
-  * FoAM infodata:http://fo.am/ / / http://libarynth.fo.am/+  * FoAM infodata:http://fo.am/ \\ http://libarynth.fo.am/
   
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 ==== recipe ==== ==== recipe ====
  
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