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Mark Polishook

Mark Polishook is a new media artist and an arts and education technology specialist with interests in robotics, programming, digital audio, and improvised behavior, aka jazz. His Robots-in-Residence installation has been seen in Denmark and Poland and was a prize-winner in France. In 2004, PalmOne produced a Super Bowl commercial based on his Handheld Composing project.


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Bioart? Java robotics?

Posted by polishoo on July 3, 2005 at 11:48 AM PDT

Bioart presents interesting, subversive concepts in the arts. Are there metaphors, concepts or more, that transfer from bioart to (java) robotics? What might they be? How could the transfer work?

Chickadees + robots

Posted by polishoo on June 24, 2005 at 8:55 AM PDT

Sound language for robots. It's true that in many cases, they don't need it - silent data transmission is efficient. On the other hand, audio simultaneously can encode information for robots & tell humans about system status.

An example with chickadees ....

(Extreme) modification?

Posted by polishoo on June 13, 2005 at 4:15 PM PDT

Bruce Boyes, my Java Robotics co-leader sent me a link to 'Pierced Eyeglasses.' Not wanting to miss a prime opportunity to reciprocate, I sent him over to 'Frog with implanted webserver.'

Pieced Eyeglasses:

Frog with Implanted Webserver:

'Pierced Eyeglasses' and 'Frog with implanted webserver,' both of which descr