Brittany Nelson – everything but the signature is me

Brooklyn Research worked with Brittany Nelson on her piece "everything but the signature is me", modifying an existing Smith Corona typewriter from the late 1960s to automatically type a textual piece created by the artist.  The piece was shown at Brittany Nelson's exhibition at Patron Gallery from February 5th to March 30th 2024. From Patron [...]

Mika Tajima – New Humans II (2022)

New Humans II was a piece showcased during Mika Tajima's solo exhibition entitled "Spectral" at Taro Nasu gallery in Tokyo. From Taro Nasu (text by Howie Chen): Mika Tajima’s exhibition titled Spectral features sculptures and paintings that visualize transitional, contingent states of being to evoke a world in which entities and organisms body forth into the realm [...]

Jamian Juliano-Villani – Chef Mike

Chef Mike borrows its composition from Norman Rockwell’s 1942 painting of a Thanksgiving feast, Freedom from Want. In Rockwell’s original, a large turkey is being presented by a proud matriarch to a crowded table of eager guests across several generations. In Juliano-Villani’s Chef Mike, the idyllic meal is interrupted by a microwave which has been [...]

Jamian Juliano-Villani – 1-800-SPANKME

Images courtesy the artist and JTT Gallery   Jamian Juliano-Villani's 1-800-SPANKME consists of a fully functional X-Acto electric pencil sharpener. The piece was modified so that as soon as someone starts sharpening a pencil the machine will also play the introductory audio of the call line of the piece's name. See video for an earlier [...]

Snarkitecture – Sway

Commissioned for the gallery at Intersect by Lexus, designed and produced by Snarkitecture, Sway is a participatory installation made from 150 white spheres mounted to gently swaying poles that are arranged in two precise fields. Surrounded by mirrors, the ground and ceiling planes are reflected to form an infinite parabolic enclosure. In direct response to [...]

Mika Tajima – New Humans (2019)

Generative algorithm using machine learning (GAN, T-SNE) and fluid simulation (Navier Stokes), user profile data caches (DNA, fitness, and dating), Ferrofluid, custom electromagnet matrix, custom PCB control system, computer, steel, elastomer, wood, aluminum courtesy the artist, TARO NASU, Ishikawa Foundation and with support from Cornell Tech, \Art   In New Humans, emergent gatherings of synthetic [...]

Bumblebear – Bumbleboard V01

Brooklyn Research collaborated with Death By Audio Arcade on building a universal controller board for Bumblebear Games' arcade cabinets.  The current features of the board include:  32 distinct button inputs, 16 addressable +12V LED outputs, 40W AB Audio Amplifier,  digital volume control, support for WS2812 and APA102 LEDs, Serial Communication,  unique Molex Connectors for all inputs [...]

X – Times Square

Brooklyn Research collaborated with Reddymade, Reveal Design Group, and Bendark to create the Times Square Valentine Heart sculpture for February 2019.  We specifically focused on the interactive portion of the sculpture.  As people enter the space underneath the X sculpture the lighting through the ellipse openings gets triggered and eventually brightens.  As each new person steps [...]

Instragram – Light Forest

Brooklyn Research collaborated with Hush in the Light Forest installation at the Instagram lobby in San Francisco. The space engages guests in both exploration and content creation. We celebrate content on Instagram’s platform as three-dimensional audio-visual experiences that also become a photogenic environment – an infinite loop.  Brooklyn Research worked on the interaction portion of [...]

Samsung – 360 Sphere

Made for our client Relevent and with fabrication by Bednark Studio, the Samsung 360 Sphere experience is an installation at Samsung's flagship 837 experience center. Brooklyn Research synchronized an array of Samsung phones to display 360 images or videos. The phones act as a viewport to a part of the 360 content and users can rotate the installation to see [...]