Love the internet as much as me? Maybe you’ll like these: I collect CAPTCHA (Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart) images and recreate them in acrylic. They’re for sale, buy some art! They’re named (top to bottom) lisp, YFHWR, and qGphJD, respectively. Each is on a 5×7 canvas on a wooden stretcher and signed on the back.
I’ve been working with Leah Buechley’s LilyPad Arduino, and in true embroidery sampler fashion, have composed this circuit to see what I could do. The embroidery uses traditional floss and techniques mixed with lights and sounds generated by the onboard software. The amount of light sensed by the sensor changes the speed and pitch of the lights and sounds generated. Move your shadow or hand over it to experience the changes. Upcoming will be an exciting collaboration with Collin Cunningham to make it make more interesting sound. For the time being the circuit is open source inasmuch as the traces are visible on the surface of the embroidery. This piece narrowly evaded being lost in my luggage on the return flight from Maker Faire; at the last minute I decided to carry it on. More info is back at Sternlab.
Super Cholita is a fffffemale super hero from Bolivia. Her boyfriend is a cop, she steals potatoes to give it to the ones that can’t afford the crisis, swears like no one and fly over bolivian skies, thanks to her powerfull cholita dress. Popular bolivian class call her “supercholis”. They like her because she is normal like them …but with some extra features, meant to empower the popular mass. Super Cholita is proud of her roots, she eats lots of “chuño” but also, she really digs all things japanese.
The media discovered “supercholis” today and seems that she wants to hit the international market with her mash-up of manga-latino and good intentions to help Evo Morales.
Other notable super heroes from down below the Empire:
Super Barrio, also featured in SUPER AMIGOS, a feature length documentary that follows 5 modern-day Super Heroes in Mexico City as they fight for social justice and human rights.
7-year old Latarian Milton stole his grandma’s car and beat her up at Wal-Mart.
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