Articles by Chris Cuellar

Because Our Work is Never Done, or How To Make Art with an iPad (and Hot Dogs)

Because Our Work is Never Done, or How To Make Art with an iPad (and Hot Dogs)

OMG we managed to cover SO MUCH in the past two weeks!!! Many thanks to all of our talented and knowledgeable contributors for sharing their arcane art-making secrets. We can …

How To Embed A Microcontroller Inside a Sea Shell to Generate “Real” Ocean Sounds

How To Embed A Microcontroller Inside a Sea Shell to Generate “Real” Ocean Sounds

In this How-To, we’ll go through the steps of assembling a small circuit to generate a continuous ocean sound from a microcontroller. This will require some basic soldering skills and …

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How To Play a Vonome

How To Play a Vonome

You’ve probably already heard of the Monome, or (if you went to ITP), you may have even already made one of your own. In this tutorial, we’re going to take …

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How To Harness the Creative Potential of the Video Feedback Loop

How To Harness the Creative Potential of the Video Feedback Loop

Video feedback. It’s a phenomenon as old as the medium of video itself. In fact, it might even be considered an inherent attribute. The infinite tunnel of psychedelic light-forms that …

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How To Use Python To Create A Simple Flickr Photo Glitcher

How To Use Python To Create A Simple Flickr Photo Glitcher

In today’s How To, we’ll write a small program in Python that searches the photo sharing site Flickr for images with a given tag, downloads them, and then glitches them …

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How to Climb the Tallest Mountain

How to Climb the Tallest Mountain

1. Collect as many images of mountains as you can get. Source from Internet using Google, Corbis, etc…. Images should not contain any visible evidence of human technology or the …

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How to Make a Series of Poignant Conceptual Sculptures Based on the Physical Differences Between Your Body and Another Person’s Body

How to Make a Series of Poignant Conceptual Sculptures Based on the Physical Differences Between Your Body and Another Person’s Body

Step 1 – Measure Begin by taking the measurements of yourself and someone else (this could be your artistic collaborator, your lover, someone you dislike, your dog, etc.). For both …

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How To Make a Blogging Robot

How To Make a Blogging Robot

One of the most undeniably thrilling things about the web today is the endless opportunity it affords for interacting with complete strangers. One downside is that it’s often pretty difficult …

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How To Create A Color-Coordinated Site of Relaxation and Bodily Engagement in a Large Scale Exhibition, Airport, Hotel, Mall, Bank, Spa, or Biennial

How To Create A Color-Coordinated Site of Relaxation and Bodily Engagement in a Large Scale Exhibition, Airport, Hotel, Mall, Bank, Spa, or Biennial

1.0. Open three windows in Google Chrome – one for Target.com, one for WalMart.com, and one for Google Shopping. 1.1. In each window, begin searching for turquoise and white products that are suitable …

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How To Create A Bitmap Image File By Hand, Without Stencils

How To Create A Bitmap Image File By Hand, Without Stencils

  As someone deeply invested in the art world, chances are you’ve found yourself playing art-guide to your friends or relatives on trips to the museum. And chances are, your …

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Make-It-Yourself

Make-It-Yourself

It’s a fact that artists have been more likely to steal than to share. Nevertheless, we are quickly reaching a cultural moment where appropriation will no longer be controversial or …