Les Sans-Abri (The Homeless), 1998, oil on canvas, 68 x 65”. Constant Nieuwenhuys.
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His theory shows how conflict is a source of cognitive energy and thereby a means for moving a system forward more rapidly. He seemed willing to foster conflict around him, even if it drove him and others further than physiology would prefer. His touch-typing tutor pushed the learner harder and harder, to the point where the rate of learning is greatest but also closest to the brink of system collapse. His students and collaborators were vastly changed by knowing him; some needed time to recover.
Wireless sensors enable presence based light control. Upon a detection of a pedestrian, bicycle or a car, the lights get instantly brighter at exactly the right place, following its movement, as if the light are able to communicate with their lighting neighbours in microseconds. The sensors recognize type of object approaching and do not illuminate if it is a bird, or tree branches moved by the wind.Otherwise the street lights are 30% dimmed, saving energy.
Edward Ihnatowicz was a cybernetic sculptor active in the UK in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. His ground-breaking sculptures explored the interaction between his robotic works and the audience, and reached their height with The Senster, a large (15 feet long), hydraulic robot commissioned by the electronics giant, Philips, in Eindhoven in 1970. The sculpture used sound and movement sensors to react to the behaviour of the visitors. It was one of the first computer controlled interactive robotic works of art. It is one of the most influential kinetic sculptures ever made. It consisted of a fifteen-foot-long steel frame articulated in six different places, with the joints all powered by hydraulics. On the Senster’s ‘head’ were an array of microphones and a Doppler radar system.source : http://www.senster.com/