I moved! My new site is olgapanades.com

Hello! I’ve recently created my personal website and from now on my blog is there: olgapanades.com. Come and have a look!

Resources on Wearables

I found this wonderful blog about all sorts of materials to build wearable prototypes. They have extensive lists of resources for Conductive Fabrics, Conductive Thread, Velcros, Gels, Foams… The blog is How to Get What you Want [www.kobakant.at] Custom Plugs One thing to think about is the building of custom plugs so the circuit is … Continue reading

I fell in love with Transistor

(Originally posted by Olga in http://www.viralprojects.com) I have recently started to suffer from a weird affection; one I didn’t think was possible: I fell in love with Transistor. This fascinating machine composed of n- and p-type semiconductors has enough personality as to allow current through it only under certain conditions. For transmission to be enabled … Continue reading

Prototype: Sensing the Sun through Vibration

It’s almost a week that we are here in Southend on a short residency at Metal as part of the Digital Explorations programme. Lots going on, some of which is documented here. Below is a post on the prototype I’ve worked on the past two days (I’m copying what I’ve posted on Metal/DEC blog) . … Continue reading

Measuring Light Wavelength

(Originally posted by Olga in viralprojects.com) TEST: How can we sense light on a particular range of the visible spectrum? Certainly one of the most accurate sensors for such a thing is the human eye. Equipped with highly refined photosensitive cells the eye is capable of discerning between frequencies which are just a few nanometers … Continue reading

Deep Media Ecologies (project description)

Deep Media Ecologies uses fairly simple media prototypes to explore the vast field of infra-verbal body communication. These speculative media systems provide physical and conceptual entry points to tap into more subtle, perhaps unconscious, infra-empirical modes of transmission between bodies. Simple electronic circuits become the toolkit to navigate and widen the ecology of signals and … Continue reading

DIY Spectrometer

I finally decided to try to build this DIY spectrometer I had seen last month in a website [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~zhuxj/astro/html/spectrometer.html]. It is very simple to build but so far hasn’t given me great results. All you need to build one of these is a card box and a CD. It can be built in 10 minutes … Continue reading

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    Olga carries practical and theoretical research in the field of media arts. She works as a co-editor with Furtherfield.org while she pursues a practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths. Her research project looks into assemblages of sunlight, human bodies and machines. She is particularly interested on subtle modes of communication across bodies of radically different nature. She looks at the ways in which electronic circuits, computational systems, endocrine processes and neurological happenings intermingle. The tools she develops are speculations about the undercurrents of body communication.