Ok, I’m a bit late with this post. The book, I’m writing about, was released already more than a month ago. But this shows that the internet is not always fast, because people which put stuff in the internet are not always fast. And I like that.
However, Dominik Landwehr has published this very nice diy electronics book, which features simple electronic artworks by many different artists. And I received a copy, because there’s also an instruction for my 1PXDIGICAM in it. It is really a nice book. Very enjoyable. But I have to say that I liked the essays at the beginning of the book most. I’ll copy the one of Nicolas Collins from Chicago, as I can 100% agree to what he writes:
Socioligist Richard Sennet observed that after computers became ubiquitous in the 1980s “we tend to forget the importance of physical senses.” A lot of people get lost in the world of computer simulation. But you can’t simulate everything: there’s a world before and beyond simulation, and that material world is now making a comeback. A new wave of hackers moves with grace from hardware to software [sic], from soldering to sawing, from adaptive re-use to spontaneaous creation, from happenstance to intent, from idiocy to genius – but their unifying trait is the desire to disrupt technology’s seemingly perfect inviolability, to master the material world by penetrating it.