What is Syyn Labs? They’re a radical, creative collective based in downtown Los Angeles comprised of physicists, engineers, circus performers, a tall ship captain and a molecular chef. Together, they create impressive art, commercials and even a curriculum for schools. Most likely, you’ve seen something on T.V. that Syyn Labs has created.”
Do you follow us on Twitter yet? If not, you should – and then you will be able to wow your friends with awesomeness. Take for example, being the first of your friends to be a bio vandal: learn how to make moss Graffiti with this helpful info graphic!
Environmental Graffiti says: “Welcome to the world of green graffiti – masterpieces crafted in moss and grass. Here you’ll find some of the most incredible works of this rare and unusual art form and how to make it yourself.”
Click “READ MORE” for The Beamatron, Tele-Present Grannies & some other great links from this week on Syyn Lab’s Twitter!
Editor’s Note: Doug Campbell is the founder of Syyn Labs, a radical, creative collective based in downtown Los Angeles. Be sure to check out CNN The Next List’s profile on Syyn Labs this Sunday at 2pm
By Doug Campbell, Special to CNN
“Would they be cool with us launching a rubber chicken into Space?”
A group of excitable characters are volleying ideas around in a gritty but colorfully decorated warehouse. A disco-starfish stands sentry next to a bear wearing a fez. A giant banana and a stuffed monkey hang from the ceiling. A conversation is underway.
“We can do it with fluid dynamics, by tinting layers of oils as they react to the data.”
“Thermal imaging should give us an accurate read of the audiences facial temperatures…”
“Either way, we should use robots… and the paint cannon.”
The brainstorming session resembles a dream in which Salvador Dali is teaching a class at the MIT Media Lab and everyone has ADHD. But this is real. And this is work. And this happens almost every day here at Syyn Labs.
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CNN REPORTS: “CNN’s “The Next List” recently took a trip to Syyn Labs in Los Angeles. It’s a creative and technological collective that we will feature on our weekly show, which airs on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET. While we were there, we met Dan Busby, a physicist, artist and tinkerer – who also turned a Triumph Spitfire into an electric car.
We had a quick chat with Busby about his homemade “Electric Triumph.” You can see a video of him showing it off above. Below is an edited transcript of our conversation. And don’t forget to check Syyn Labs out on CNN this Sunday at 11am PT.”
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Do you follow us on Twitter yet? If not, you should – and then you will be able to wow your friends with awesomeness. Take for example, Robot Quadrotors. They are cutting edge flying machines, that will one day watch you and supress you when you are deemed a threat to civil order. But for now they do awesome stuff like fly in formation and perform James Bond theme like a tiny, autonomous orchestra!
“These flying quadrotors are completely autonomous, meaning humans are not controlling them; rather they are controlled by a computer programed with instructions to play the instruments. Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is home to some of the most innovative robotics research on the planet, much of it coming out of the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception (GRASP) Lab.”
VIDEO DETAILS ON YOUTUBE: http://j.mp/xWdbzx
We’re excited for this Sunday’s “The Next List” episode!
CNN reports: “You’ll never meet another group of people like the folks at Syyn Labs. They’re an interactive art collective with an edge. They are self-described geeks and nerds and call themselves a drinking group with an art problem. Together, they create extraordinary art, commercials and videos that look practically impossible to execute. Cars bungee jumping off shipping containers an elaborate Rube Goldberg machine set to music created by an organ made entirely from cars.
What’s especially unique about Syyn Labs is this: its people. They’ve got a fire-eating roboticist, a few physicists, a molecular chef, a heavy machine operator who is also their resident pirate, programmers and builders of all kinds. And most of the members of Syyn Labs have a flair for the dramatic. They’re circus performers, musicians, fire dancers and ukulele players. It’s this unique combination of eclectic innovators that earns Syyn Labs a spot on “The Next List” this week.”
Watch CNN at 11am PT on Sunday to see the full 30-minute profile of Syyn Labs.
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Do you follow us on Twitter yet? If not, you should – and then you will be able to wow your friends with awesomeness. Take for example, this bridge which disappears under 153 pounds of explosives. Please, pretty please, can a client hire us for an explosion project? j.mp/yD8AW6
Some other great links from the week:
Woohoo! Tiny projectors in everything! Samsung Galaxy Beam Is Both a Smartphone and Projector j.mp/vZTuNW
Engineer porn! Beautifully Overengineered Toy Car j.mp/xWBGMY
Nice! Microsoft ‘Illumishare’ demonstrates the future of remote physical object interaction j.mp/zb81P0
A Multi-User Touchscreen That Keeps Track Of Who Is Who j.mp/w3Gg8E
…and click READ MORE for even more!
Proud teacher Heather Cook says: “Wanted to share a little Rube Goldberg love with you from a 1st grader at my school. After watching your video for This Too Shall Pass, he was inspired to make his own Rube Goldberg machine and this little video with an OK GO soundtrack.” Thanks to Audri for his Rube Goldberg Monster Trap!
One of our favorite links from this week, is a fantastic moireé effect, created by a mix of projected & physical lines.
Fast Co Design says: “Made in collaboration by Annica Cuppetelli and Cristobal Mendoza, Nervous Structure (Field) is an installation piece designed to confuse and then illuminate the line between the physical and digital. 144 vertical lines are strung and then 144 lines of light are projected on to them. The lines of light respond to the movement of visitors and the result is a hypnotic field of waves and moire patterns.”
Some other fun tweets you might have missed from this week: (Follow us @SyynLabs!)
Want bad: The Electric Skateboard Built to Actually Ride Like a Skateboard j.mp/x4GFbB
What do you get when you cross an LED suit and a snowboarder? “Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer” bit.ly/z6nmp2
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The Swing Pong table is a radical take on ping pong. The table tilts at the whim of the referee, the net moves across the table based on the score as to give the losing player an advantage, and photo flashes blind the players through the table.
In this video, professional Table Tennis Player, Adam Bobrow, comes give it a whirl and says it’s “the craziest trippiest table I’ve ever played on and I’ve just got back from travelling the world, playing – so that says a lot!”