It’s hard not to smile while watching video of Serbian artist Dragan Ilic’s latest project, DI-2K4.
Part reimagining of Chaplin’s Modern Times and part terrifying portrait of our dystopian future, Ilic’s latest video features the artist getting twirled around by an industrial manufacturing robot while painting abstract marks on a large canvas. According to Ilic’s artist statement on DI-2K4, the project is meant to be a statement on the repetitiveness of industrial production as well as humanity’s increasing subservience to machines.
“The metamorphosis of the artistic work is positioned at a point where human and machine activity intersects,” writes Ilic, reflecting on the state of art today. “[This results] in an interaction that is essentially based on the need to transcend the limitations of the human body.”
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.