…Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard has a pretty pessimistic view of the future. Speaking about his installation Life on Mars, which appeared at the NADA fair in Miami earlier this month, he told The Art Newspaper, “Disasters are no longer something we might fear but an opportunity to simply clear the Earth of the degenerate humans who inhabit it.”
….Melgaard is as outlandish as his concept, and his designs for a Martian model home are about to become reality. Snøhetta is working with Melgaard to create a full-size prototype of his plans. The blueprint for the home is made up of colorful, puzzle-piece-shaped aliens with creepily large lips smashed together to form the rooms. Melgaard’s gallery, Rod Bianco, says the design was inspired by the work of fashion designer Susan Cianciolo, and art collective the Bernadette Corporation. The artist previously worked with Snøhetta to build his last project, the equally morbid A House To Die In. If The Netherlands’ Mars One project goes as planned, Melgaard may need to combine his two designs….
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.