Papp 2.0 is opening at the National centre for Design and Architecture, DogA in Oslo on this thursday 17.00. The show will feature ten brilliant artists who have contributed to our project this time:
Olaf Breuning, Switzerland/USA
Ryan Quincy, USA
Lars Erik Svensson, Sweden/Norway
Roman Klonek, Poland/Germany
Rilla Alexander, Australia/Germany
Nathan Jurevicius, Australia/Canada
Fiona Smyth, Canada
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A snapshot of the review from Harstad Tidende where Papp got lots of attention, main image shows Bo William playing with Papp on the quays...
Papp went monumental when asked to participate in the groupshow «Be my guest» curated by the lovely Janne Juvi Rasmussen, for the cubic dogma exhibition in the Arts festival of North Norway 2012. Photo by Elisabeth Lian.
Den kulturelle skolesekken, a program for pupils to experience art as a part of their education, chose Papp as a part of their program. We held workshops for kids age 13-16 and they interpreted Papp into the weird world of Lucha Libre; the colorful masked, mexican free wrestling. By remote control, two Papp fought and the game was to push the opponent over the line, and the referee hit the bell. The game was set within a backyard fence with also served as teeth to the character hanging over with special lighting for the stage of the fight. We got very good response from the students and their teachers and from DKS reports and are looking forward to the big exhibition this fall, at DogA in Oslo, starting 10´th of september. Read More...
Video made by Kidspatch from the three workshops they gave at their venue in october. Papp, les club et chats/Atelier Rock et Animaux and Luno contributed with workshop for kids age 6-12, and we enjoyed every minute of it. Camera and editing: Eine kollegen. Music used: Secret Mommy (Orthlong Musork)
Issue #198 of French design magazine ÈTAPES arrived in the mail this week. We were so proud to see Papp mentioned in the 10 page article about Pictoplasma, that we translated our part, as best we could. Not perfect, but roughly making sense. Let´s hope the article makes the international issue later on, so we will be able to read the whole story. The article is written by Yolanda Zappaterra and François Le Hérissier. Read More...
We brought Ingrid (7) and Papp and visited Kidspatch in Belgrade at the Kids Cultural Center Majdan. For two days we held a workshop for kids age 7-12 and had very much fun, decorating and creating a city for Papp to discover. During our stay we also got to know the excellent french audio-visual duo Le Club des chats, which we hope to see much more of in future. LUNOtikz also made a popular workshop and together with Tagtool and Animanima, we made the 4th Belgrade Kidspatch edition. A million thanks to our lovely hosts Nana and Relja who seamlessly guided, fed and watered us and made our stay truly memorable! Read More...
We had a brief talk with Nana from Kidspatch this spring when we were in Berlin and we are now looking forward to participate with a PAPP workshop in Beograd this october.
”Presented since 2008, KidsPatch was started in Belgrade, Serbia and has so far already reached large numbers of young participants, not only in Belgrade but also promptly spreading around Europe and the U.S. through guest appearances at festivals and special commissioned program co-productions.
It is conceived as an innovative laboratory, a mini-festival on the move which consists of series of activities for kids, prevailently in the fields of contemporary music, graphic art, performance and new media. It is a 100% participatory program which utilizes an intuitive and forward-thinking approach to children’s creative education within the context of arts and culture.”
A small clip from our talk at the Pictoplasma Conference at Kino Babylon, Bard explaining the robot and its movements and usually not so silent Hilde interacting with Papp.
Bard explaining Papp at Berlin Weekly Gallery in Mitte, during the Character Walk. We loved beeing there and talk to all the lovely people visiting. Even though it was supposed to be a window-gallery, we could´nt keep away and kept it open for as much as we could. We only closed when we wanted to see a talk or go see all the other shows. It was simply wonderful and we enjoyed every minute of it!
Click here to look at Pictoplasmas images from the Papp exhibition and the workshop we held the first day.
Hilde got interviewed during the unpacking and execution of our exhibition at the Pictoplasma Character Walk 2011. Akinori Oishi and Ian Stevenson was two of the eight artists to customize Papp, which we proudly presented on this bad hair-day...
We are thrilled to announce that we will participate in the fantastic Pictoplasma festival this year! The Pictoplasma Festival in Berlin stages the world’s leading and largest celebration of contemporary character culture, with a dense, one-week program of inspiring artist presentations, conference lectures, animation festival, workshops, installations, character walk exhibitions, performances, VJ battles and all-night parties!
We will keep an artists talk and will make an exhibition at the Berlin-Weekly gallery! Click through to Pictoplasma to secure this years festival pass!
This is a new prototype of Papp where we have moved the sensors up to the eyes instead of the original position near the floor. Pros at this time include ability to point sensors left & right, less chance of picking up unwanted reflexes from higly polished floors, and a generally more interesting real-life function of the eyes. Cons at the moment is that the eyelid needs to be opened 135 degrees instead of 90 degrees which will mean that we must make a new design for the eyelid actuator.
Papp 1.0 had its’s grand opening in Porsgrunn this weekend! Some pictures from the the Papp Exhibition in Porsgrunn.
Random pictures of the unboxing of Papp as the different artists versions arrived in Tordal... Read More...
Papp, our first robot designer toy, is ready to launch this weekend at Porsgrunn Art Society. For the exhibition we invited 8 internationally renowned artists and artgroups to customize Papp and we are very proud to present the original works of:
Akinori Oishi, Japan
The Little Friends of Printmaking, USA
Motomichi Nakamura, Japan
Christine Wong aka Wonting, USA
Luke Ramsey, Canada
Michel Diniz, Brazil
Ian Stevenson, UK
The exhibition will open Saturday at one o´clock, May 29´th and stand until June 27´th, so if you are in Norway at all and are going to see one show this summer - this is it. As a special treat, kids in all ages (thats you) are welcome to customize their own Papp, and their art will be exhibited along with the pros! Welcome all!
The tickets are bought, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic weekend at the Pictoplasma character design conference in Berlin! Papp will be traveling with us in a little suitcase, and if you manage to find us, we’ll give you a sneek peek!
The first proper cardboard-box dummy arrived last week from Glomma Papp and it was a perfect fit! A few small revisions on the design and then the first 3000 boxes will go into production! We’ll post a small movie on the folding action soon: the box is designed to snap together without glue or (god forbid) staples....
Papp has been selected as one of the few projects to go on tour on the highschools of Telemark as a part of Kulturskatten, a govermentfunded cultural education program for school children. Some 6500 students will meet Papp and see our lecture on designer toys through the next autumn, winter and spring semesters!
We’re therefore filling up this monster bulletproof(ish) Pelicase with three Papp 1.0 robots, a bundle of beautiful Papp skins, a Macbbok with a funky Keynote presentation and loads of batteries!
The new year starts with a big ”HELLO!!!” as our pet-designer-robot-toy PAPP debugs her first word!
Mother, our prototype PAPP, is now close to trying her first steps. Her four servoes; feet, eyes and arm are connected to and controlled by the microcontroller. During this week we will hook her up to our monster oscilloscope and start the work on her sensors!
Our designer toy robot PAPP is standing on its own two feet these days. This photo shows PAPP with its dummy cardboardbox. The actual box will be made of a different cardboard quality, microcorrugated sandwiched boards with a slightly different colour tone. Read More...
The first lasercut acrylic parts for PAPP arrived this week! Read More...
The first production run of the PAPP designertoy is on! The parts have been emailed over to Supermodeller for lasercutting. Hopefully we will have the first parts here in Tordal by the end of the week.
Our logo has officially changed! The old one was based on two figures we made for our first webpage back in 1999 - www.boredturtle.com. We took the exact proportions of the bodies from these two figures and made the TordalType font for our logo. In a freak accident the resulting font was almost identical to the font and logo designed by our friend Ariane Spanier for Torpedo bookstore in Oslo, hence the need for a change...
Our new logo comes from the work with the PAPP logo. The PAPP ExtraBlack font is a fixedwidth font. The designer toy PAPP has a perfect cube shape and we wanted the font to reflect the complete squarishness of it all. Only the most important letters and symbols are included in this font.
We are moving forward with the design of PAPP and it looks as if we will be ready too launch our first superlimitededition designertoys this fall. The 3D-design is almost finished and the materials lie ready for lasercutting.
We designed a new font for PAPP for the logo (above), we are very pleased with the logo and have allready designed three skate decks with the logo and some PAPP Mac OS X icons. The decks and icons will be made available on the evening of our launch. Watch out for more news in the near future!
We are working on our new robot-series «Papp». As a bonus for the robot- or radiocontrol-enthusiasts out there this CAD-drawing of the continuous-rotation servo from Parallax is ready for download.The Parallax servo is identical to the Futaba S148.
We use Rhino 4 more and more for sketching up our robots and toys. I used half a day on this drawing (slowly getting faster), it should be fairly accurate to within 0.1 mm. Watch out for more Rhino-stuff on this site!
Download Parallax_Servo.zip here! (Contains .3dm .dxf and .dwg versions)
This little robot was made in 2001for an exhibition at Trans Art, a small gallery in Trondheim. Most of the time it hides underneath its cardboardbox. At intervals it lifts the box and starts running in search for a new place to hide.
We are now working on a smaller 10x10x10cm model which will be our first super-limited-edition designertoy! The robot will be made in lasercut acrylics, cardboard and electronics, we have set a deadline for the prototype in october!