open market

*photos taken by maria toloudi @alexandroupolis


half an hour

how things change: these two photos were taken at alexandroupolis on april 11th. there was half an hour between the two. all credits for this post to maria toloudi.


the museum of science...

...is not only dinosaurs and stuff.
*photo taken by maria toloudi




*stickyak made by dimitris papanikolaou at mit medialab, yellow double kayak can be found at the boston river. all photos taken by DZLAB.



small apple

small apple was found at gloucester and brought to boston. all photos taken by DZLAB.

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baking MCUS

creative summer days and nights at DZLAB

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crafternoon: electronic kite

@medialab, high-low tech group


medialab kite

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take-away medialab kite

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lego heart

lego heart dedicated to maria who has her birthday today! =]

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tides: low and lower

photos were taken on July 4th, 2011 around 4 pm at the harbor beach when its waters would start falling. the beach becomes very beautiful as the tides create an abstract, empty landscape contradictory to the crowdy sandy beach. new activities pop up right at the in-between zone. the last photo [below] shows the bridge entrance to the beach earlier the day [around 2:20pm] where the waters were at their highest moment [two high and two low moments per day]. and of course one can see the super-crowd. more details about the tides, one can find at the chart [click here]:



MCUS light experiment: 24h


next photo: 12:07 [noon]

next photo: 14:42

next photo: 16:32

next photo: 16:55

next photo: 17:53

next photo: 20:35

next photo: 01:33

next photo: 01:35 [fully dark]

The MCUS light experiment started at 4pm on Monday July 18th and ended at 4pm on Tuesday next day.The experiment took part in a cycle of 24h at DZLAB indoors, having mostly indirect sunlight during the day and some artificial light during the night. I took a photo of MCUS every approximately half an hour in order to map out the different light and shadows conditions.
I selected the most representative "extreme" scenarios that depict the changes. For this blog post, I presented them from morning to night sequence, instead of [Monday] afternoon to [Tuesday] afternoon. MCUS leaves would harvest energy from the sun during the day [even without being directly exposed to sunlight] and would produce it as light back to the space at night.
Next experimentation on MCUS and light would be in a larger [in terms of number of leaves] instance of MCUS at direct sunlight.
Stay tuned.

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open office

i finally found a spot where i can work outside with my computer, under an umbrella. this is in the patio of the cambridge public library. next to the beloved tennis court and DZLAB.

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