"Only a machine is transparent and only two machines can communicate with each other in a transparent way"  - Byung Chul Han, Transparenzgesellschaft  Three Machines on transparency is a project that is imagined as an “exhibition by appointment” where the artist guides the audience throughout the gallery installation. The machines represent artefacts that "do" philosophy or prototypes that materialize ideas. By demonstrating their functionality the artist synthesizes philosophical concepts into the corporeality of the physical prototypes.The principals of their construction and engineering are themselves a quest in transparency. Using shared knowledge in the form of rapid prototyping, public internet "how to" tutorials, building manuals, "tips and tricks" and shared public modular grid for designing, the process becomes open, horizontal and democratic.  On the other hand, without demonstration and information, the machines themselves remain semantically closed and unavailable. They attempt to grasp philosophical complexities trough design by producing another type of scholarship that resembles the written one. "The Prison" is an observational device, "The Gaze" is a proto-lens and "The Time" vanishes into it's own transparency.  2014 PLA filament, thermochromic micro-granules, pvc tube, aluminium, wood, borosilicate glass, Arduino Micro, servo motors, various electronic components, ice-sprays, glycerine, pump, electric mini stove   Photo:  Evi Oravecz and Jasna Dimitrovska  Models:  Jukka Boehm, Irena Kukric, Canny Sutanto, David Beerman, Malte Mertz  Exhibited at:  Gallery Flut, Bremen; Jahresaustellung14, Bremer Bank, Maker Faire Berlin  Featured  at  CreativeApplications ,  NOTCOT ,  Monograph ,  Digitale Medien Bremen
       
     
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 Not every process in a computer is really transparent and it already starts when you type a simple letter on a keyboard.   émile  is a writing machine that unwraps this “black box” of data transmission, as a physical model for visualizing how electronic signals work where you can literally see the bits rolling around.  It uses the Baudot code- a binary 5 bit code, predecessor of ASCII and EBCDID, developed to transmit telegraph signals from one machine to another, in contrast to Morse code which was principally for human communication.  By translating the bauds (pronounced /ˈbɔːd/) rate in symbols per second in a line of code, into physical objects and “shooting” them onto physical tracks a simple computational process of binary information transmission is illustrated.  The vertical barricades invoke another kind of a structure that associates the early manual labour machines that exist somewhere between the corporeality of the printing press and the early digital computer punch card.  2015 material: wood, black marbles, acrylic glass, arduino+display, cables, buttons Featured on  NOTCOT  ,   Arduino ,  Hackaday   Project collaboration with  David Beermann ,  Irena Kukric  and  Julian Hespenheide
       
     
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