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 [...]

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 [...]

Shire – EyeLove

Brooklyn Research worked with Shire and Edelman to create a public interactive installation that would allow users to take a picture of their pupil and exhibit it’s properties to a larger animated display. Brooklyn Research modified an existing headset, optics system, and camera to be able to take focused pictures of a users’ eye with [...]

Google – ASCII Badge

Brooklyn Research worked with Google to conceptualize, design, and develop to create a unique badge for events held in honor International Women's Day and Women Techmakers. After sketching a series of designs, Brooklyn Research created a simple mobile app and badge printer which allowed attendees to create a badge of themselves rendered into ASCII art [...]

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 [...]

Toni Dove – The Dress That Eats Souls

Brooklyn Research worked with artist Toni Dove to create an interactive robotic torso and skirt that responds to a user's movements.  This robotic mechanism was part of the piece "The Dress That Eats Souls", that Toni Dove created. Taking input from a Kinect depth camera, the piece tracks a user's head and body movement.  Those [...]

Ivana Bašić – Through the Hum of Black Velvet Sleep

Brooklyn Research worked with artist Ivana Bašić on two of her pieces, A thousand years ago ten seconds of breath were 40 grams of dust #1 and #2, for her show Through the Hum of Black Velvet Sleep. Both sculptures were nearly identical. Based on the designs of the artist, Brooklyn Research designed the electrical [...]

Automated Selfie Stick – UnREAL

Brooklyn Research worked with Brooklyn Model Works to help design and fabricate an automated selfie stick for the television show UnReal on Lifetime. The automated selfie stick allowed users to control the distance of the phone/camera to the user. High powered LED lights were installed that users could control by the push of a button. [...]

Meridian (Gold) – Mika Tajima

Brooklyn Research designed and programmed the lights for Mika Tajima's temporary outdoor sculpture for Sculpture Center. The color of the lights change throughout the day to reflect the rate of change of gold valuation via a real time data feed. The lights are set against the backdrop of Midtown Manhattan and are accompanied by a [...]