scanlime: hacking hardware and software for art and human connections
April 14, 2016 12:20 PM   Subscribe

Micah Elizabeth Scott, or scanlime, is an artist and engineer who focuses on "the boundaries between technology, society, and creative expression". Recently, she has taken from writing cool software like Zen Photon (previously) and constructing open source hardware to creating videos documenting some of her work. These videos offer insight not only into the "what'" and "how" of some of her projects, but also her thought process and dead ends, as well as guest appearances by her lovely cat. For example: coastermelt part 1 and part 2. Additionally, you can check out her art or read her technical blog. posted by yeahwhatever (10 comments total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
SHES FUCKING AWESOME OMG SO GLAD TO SEE THIS HERE.
posted by odinsdream at 12:34 PM on April 14, 2016 [8 favorites]


Here she is at the Adafruit factory where you can see them manufacturing a run of Fadecandy devices and show the pick-n-place and the stencil process.
posted by odinsdream at 12:37 PM on April 14, 2016


I know scanlime through another friend, and I am convinced that she thinks I'm the weirdest person alive. Whenever I see her around, I get all stuttery and awkward and basically just want to beg her to TEACH ME WHAT YOU KNOW YOU ARE SO AWESOME. Instead I just come off like a dork even though I am usually a pretty collected person. And this post, man. This is why.

Oh well.

She's great.
posted by TheNewWazoo at 12:54 PM on April 14, 2016 [1 favorite]


Fadecandy is sooo awesome. Just amazing.
posted by poe at 1:19 PM on April 14, 2016


See also her article in POC||GTFO, and her work on Ardent Mobile Cloud or her work on a DIY vibrator or... Omg everything.
posted by odinsdream at 1:58 PM on April 14, 2016


Watching her dig into bluray burner hardware in those Coastermelt videos was like reading about bunnie Huang track down the source of errors he found in microSD FLASH cards.

I understand just a fraction of what they're doing, but they do it so well, I keep watching and reading. Thanks for sharing this!
posted by filthy light thief at 2:16 PM on April 14, 2016 [1 favorite]




Her art is incredible, her craft is amazing and the Fadecandy is a go to for so many projects.
posted by ryoshu at 3:56 PM on April 14, 2016


Fadecandy is awesome! I'm using it to program some RGB LEDs to simulate a sunrise, and hoping to use it as an wakeup light alarm clock. Fadecandy made it very slick. Thanks Micah!
posted by beepbeepboopboop at 4:54 PM on April 14, 2016


Give this person a MacArthur grant, stat!
posted by Jon Mitchell at 5:52 PM on April 14, 2016


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