I found out about the existance of the wobuator through the announcement of the Forum Lecture Series Fall 2009 from the Department of Art and Design at Montclair State University (Tuesdays 2:30 to 4:20, Calcia Hall Room 135, Admission is Free). On October 13 [dNASAb] will speak. In his bio he claims to have "worked with the “Wobulator” Nam Jun Paik’s pioneering video synthesizer." I guess it is bad practice to retrocactively claim that when I came up with "Wobble TV" in 1984, I was inspired by the Paik Raster Manipulation Unit, right?
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
To the left you can see my taped up Macbook power supply which still sort of worked. The bend in the cable is not a very clever design, mine was not the only one to start having problems there. Damage can be worse though. Some time after this initial repair, it only worked if I got it to bend the right way.
Until today. Very inconveniently it completely failed on my first day back at school (=work). Luckily a colleague was willing to help and we split it open. I shortened the cable a bit and duck taped the thing back together. It works. The bit of cable I removed did smell kind of funny, like plastic melted on a barbecue...
It does fit in rather nicely with the state university equipment now, as you can see on the right