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SOOOOOO.. You had kids but you also want a life?  SOLUTION:

The Optimization of Parenthood is a robot arm which reacts whenever a baby placed in the bassinet cries or awakes from sleep. The arm will speed up if the baby cries and it can also offer a bottle of milk or a favorite toy.

Broke parents are often pigeonholed into being full time parents, the cost of childcare sucks every penny away so even if they want to continue their creative work, they can’t economically swing it. Its often not so much a choice as it is, what we call The Default to Suck. As a result, the parent, and in reality, almost always the mother,  loses the very creative practice they spent an entire life building.  The result? We end up on medication, angry, depressed and/or bitches who need a shower.

If however, we could eliminate much of the routine, tedious, monotony of parenting while still continuing a creative practice we will have optimized the process of parenting without loses what makes us interesting. Automatic repetitive parenting task can be transferred to devices, without affecting ‘the development of the baby’ while still letting the parent live up to their fullest breeder and artistic potential.

Winning.

Already have your robot arm laying around and just need the code to get your life back? Here you go.

 

This project was developed with support from the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University and created at the Digital Fabrication Laboratory, (dFab), CMU School of Architecture with Technical Assistants from Madeline Gannon

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showmenonstop.com

Type anything in the box for a continuous, full-browser stream of videos. Get as specific as you want, e.g. dogs welcoming soldiers home.

I made this along with Chad Pugh and Casey Pugh at the 24 hour hackday.tv event this weekend.

The app is just HTML & javascript using a customized VHX embed player — one with no play/pause button, cuz this is nonstop.

» Click here for source code.


See also: Music Video Genome — Pandora for music videos, powered by Last.fm + VHX

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Posted on September 15, 2011

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It’s 4:30 am and I just finished making the most awkward 404 Not Found page on the internet.

Steve Lambert Awkward 404

This is a speed project: 3.5 hours. This kind of idea only comes to you at 12:30am. And you gotta do it then or you’re never gonna do it. (The missing 30 minutes in the timeline was a bike ride). Made at SPACES in Cleveland, OH!

 

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Posted on July 9, 2011

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“Release early, often & with copyright infringement”

Download (848×480, 627KB) –or– on Vimeo
Jingle by Mike Rugnetta
Motion graphics by Evan Roth

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Jingle by Mike Rugnetta
Motion graphics by Geraldine Juarez

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Posted on May 3, 2011

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