Archive for April, 2010

26
Apr
10

Nike78: Nike-Wiis

As part of Nike78, 78 artists were asked to adapt the function of a pair of nikes, using sport as the theme.  I received a pair of Nike Air Max, in a size 8.

I chose to draw inspiration from the Ninendo Wii, which has a whole host of sports games, with the Wii Fit being one of the most popular ways to exercise in modern living.  This in mind I sort to change my trainers into a controller, for the wii and more specifically and wii balance board…

This was achieved through some re-wiring and simple placement of sensors within the sole of the trainers.  Though I admit the astetics need a little work, the important thing is after a little fine turning here and there, they work, exactly like a balance board (if not a highly sensortive one).  The user simply puts on the shoes, turns on the balance board/shoes (nike-wiis) and then plays as normal, except it’s not a normal way to play.  As you are now physically attached the to the board, the actions have changed, you can no longer simply step off, so you must lift your foot and stand on one leg or sit down when no pressure is required, making for an altogether interestingly different experience.

Video of the nike-wiis at work coming soon.

Visit http://www.nike78.co.uk to see more from the project.

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26
Apr
10

Sweet Freaks: Bournemouth

Got asked to step in last minnute to do some live art at Sweet Freaks cabaret event in Bournemouth.  Given pens, spray paint, a red astra and an hour or so heres some of what we came with. (sorry about the poor quality of the photos only had my camera phone, will have some professional ones up soon).

14
Apr
10

buffalo bar begins

Doing a laverly little mural for my old local, Buffalo Bar in Bournemouth…heres the beginnings.

10
Apr
10

animation for my sanity (click pic to play)

Every now and then you ut have to get something out of your system, that is not directly work.  Recently I have become increasingly interested in animation, so here is a little one I did earlier, it involves a man eating his own head (click the pic to play)…

And simply reversed (which actually how I animated it originally) …

10
Apr
10

This I Love: The Phonotrope

http://www.jimlefevre.com/?page_id=200

08
Apr
10

Exhibition: Tales Of Incidental Truth

07
Apr
10

Recent Findings: Portsmouth

Went to Portsmouth today to pick up some work for an up coming exhibition at Vibe Bar, heres what I found whilst doing errands on the back of Eric’s Vespa (man I want one!)…