Eye Toy: Graffiti with your eyeball

Graffiti Research Lab, FAT Lab, and a number of likely affiliated technologists, artists, and graffiti writers are spending the week working on an eye-tracking system attached to a pair of plastic frame glasses to write graffiti with light. From what I gather, this would allow them to avoid using those super-powerful lasers. Follow their adventures […]

Office Hours

Broken City Lab office hours on Tuesday, March 31st, at 7pm, LeBel, room 125. You are invited! There is lots on the table, as it may be official that spring is here. If anyone has anything they want on the agenda, feel free to add it in the comments!

Text In-Transit Test Panel

I picked up five test panels on Friday from the printers and got a test shot of them installed on the buses. These first five panels were made up internally at BCL (we still haven’t had the chance to start going through all the submissions yet). I’ll be going back to the downtown terminal this […]

Work Worth Doing

Work Worth Doing is an interdisciplinary design studio working to understand the intersection of design, society, and the environment. They’ve been working on retrofitting wartime homes with sustainable design and technologies, getting them down to zero energy use through affordable practices. This model would be a no-brainer for any city, but particular Windsor, which has a huge […]

Futurefarmers: Cultivating Consciousness Since 1995

Amy Franceschini of San Francisco, is a contemporary American artist and designer who’s practices span from drawing, painting, sculpture, design, net art, public art and gardening. She teaches media theory and practice courses at both Stanford University and San Francisco Art Institute. In 1995, she founded Futurefarmers as a way to bring together multidisciplinary art […]

Shapes for Planters

It’s a product made by MIO from recycled paper, and is available at Target, but I mainly wanted to post this as a note. As we’ve now “mastered” the process of making paper, we should consider different shapes for the planters we’re working on, which will likely help to guide the process of making the […]


I saw this on Render’s blog, and considering our work towards an artist-led community garden, I had to repost it. Not much to look at lightly dusted in snow, but the idea is incredibly great. Running from April 2009 to the following winter, GROUNDWORK will function as a community garden and creative research site. The […]

Office Hours

Broken City Lab office hours on Tuesday, March 24, at 7pm, LeBel, room 125. We’ll be working on plans for the community garden project, some guerilla gardening things, and likely going through some of the Text In-Transit submissions! If anyone has anything else they want on the agenda, feel free to add it in the comments!

Scavenge The City

SCAVENGE THE CITY: An Algorithmic Walk with Broken City Lab is happening on Sunday, March 29th at 6pm. Starting at Phog Lounge, we’ll be handing out a custom algorithm (a set of instructions), using a fancy computer program that we write, to take you and whomever you want to walk with, around the downtownish area […]

Magnetic Movie

This short film was shot by Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt at the NASA Space Sciences Laboratory, UC Berkeley, California, USA. I do not think this project needs any description from me, so I’ll present you with the link to the main site where footage can be found. The following is a summary of the goal of […]

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