Apr 042012
 

First person to correctly guess what this is in the comments gets a free ticket to our upcoming Interactive show on May 19th!

Just a normal night at @NYCResistor

Another view of the device at NYCR

Don’t forget, we’re taking submissions for interactive art pieces in the show now! The theme is “physical meets digital” – so we’ll be extra happy to hear about interactive art that doesn’t make use of screens or projectors, but all submissions are welcome!

Email submissions to party@nycresistor.com

  25 Responses to “What is this? Guess right and win a free ticket to the Interactive show”

Comments (25)
  1. Illudium PU-36 Explosive Space Modulator.

    • At first glance, it looked like the platform that Obi-Won stood on to turn off the tractor beam, as seen from below.

  2. Is it a zoetrope? Where those lights become a display, for words / low bit depth images?

  3. It’s obviously a hot dog warmer.

  4. A new drum for a clothes dryer. Clearly, my clothes are tired of tumbling dry in the dark and need a purple nightlight.

  5. That looks like a gigantic zoetrope projector…

  6. My first guess was a zoetrope, but I wasn’t first to guess 😉

  7. Its a antenna.

  8. Dalek incubator. Look at the light patterns.

  9. 360° projector?

  10. I’d guess it’s a sort of projector – the outer drum rotates fast, and the lights on the post are synced with the passing windows such that viewing through the windows gives the appearance of a moving object =)

    • Uh, a starship engine, that uses the ambient atomic hydrogen in space as fuel? (If so, why isn’t anyone taking that baby out for a cruise of the solar system?)

  11. Cyanotype exposure wheel?

  12. Volksgarden – a rotating hydroponics system with what looks like LED grow lights in the central hub. The plants would rotate around the light source, being brought past the nutrient reservoir at the bottom – it spins at a pretty slow rate. Technically though, Tony Buser below was right when he  said ” hydroponics ferris wheel.”

  13. Does the purple tint of those photos suggest that ultraviolet light is at work here?
    ( I doubt if its a fashion statement 😉

  14. Frame and heater for launching hot air balloon

  15. the LED is using a red blue color- this pattern offers the widest possible spectrum therefore i imagine this is being done for a reason – plants need wide spectrum and this is the only way to get it with LED – hydroponic ferris wheel is likely correct

  16. My first thought was also projector like Josh mentioned.  Since that was already offered,  I will say a strobe light.

  17. Okay, I give up. And considering it is past the May 19 dead lion, I suspect none of our guesses was the correct one. What is it?

  18. Infrared clothes dryer

  19. It is a Omega Volskgarden ebb & flow hydroponic growing system made in Vancouver Canada

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