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Monday, 26 April 2010

Giant Pixels; what, how, when, why? Making of...Micro-total-Art: RW+VW :: The HuaHui MobileMusic House ; 3345 Private Windows to the World

Second life for Aluminum
Adopt a cube!
Get a Private Window to the World.

Details :

I am building a house made of 3345 cubes : Private Windows to the World. Would you like to adopt one of these cubes? The adoption of a cube is 20euros (26US$) , you will receive a Certificate of adoption with a photo of your cube, plus an interactive tag on your personal cube. Via PayPal : 20euros (26US$) or Secondlife Linden$6500; effective immediately. 4May2010

Micro-total-Art: RW+VW
花 魁HuaHui MobileMusic House

Giant Pixel cubes;
What, How, When, Why? Making of...

3345 Private Windows to the World

花 魁 Pixels for Walk-in Sculptures:

MobileMusic House, and the WXR Dome.

We are building the MobileMusic House first.

Giant Pixels of the MobileMusic House

花 魁 What, How, When, Why?

A 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel Cube without tag = a mystery 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel cube.

Giant Pixels of the 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House, two live windows linking creator, buyer, viewers: a modular art work from the Virtual World to the Real World

1:: What is a Giant 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel cube?

Sample of a Giant 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel cube, each one is unique, handmade. Its a Private Window to the World.

2:: How is it used?

It is a unique building block of an architectural walk-in sculpture. 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House.

花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House visiting a beautiful landscape

3:: How to buy a building block 花 魁( HuaHui Cube) of the HHMMH?

Its 20euros (26US$) per 花 魁 HuaHui Cube.
There are 3345 花 魁 HuaHui Cubes for the HHMMH.

4:: What do I get for 20euros? (26US$)

a) You will receive A Certificate of membership in the HuaHui MobileMusic House building, with a picture in A4 PDF format of the HuaHui MobileMusic House; and a portrait of your unique Cube upon completion of the real life house. (Print out from your personal jpeg file yourself)
b) You get a tagging opportunity for your real life cube. The tag is a url in 2d barcode.
c) You could visit the 花 魁 HuaHui House and see your cube in real life at a real address.

d) For purchases of 10 cubes or more, you will get a replica of a real life cube on top of the Pictures. ie. For 10 cubes, you get 10 Certificates, A4Pictures, 10 tags on TEN cubes on the HHMMH in real life, plus ONE real life cube.

You could also visit the HHMMH in the Virtual World and see your cubes on the HHMMH with the tags, zoom in on the tags, with your mobile phone, click, and the tag will send you to the URL, just like in real life.

See a sample of a tagged cube above.

5:: How do I receive the Certificate?

By email (pdf) in real life; and on a ready-to-post poster board in Secondlife if the buyer prefers to have it in the Virtual World.

6:: What kind of URL do you want?

Any URL that interests you would be excellent - think of it as a small window of your self expression. Some people put their creative websites; some people put their favorite YouTubes; some people put their CV; all up to the buyer. Once you buy the cube, the tag (URL) choice is yours.

7:: I dont know what URL to put on the tag? May I not use the tag?

Yes. If you prefer to leave the cube in natural state, without tag, just let me know and your cube could become the mystery cube. :)

8:: How do I pay?

PayPal : 20euros (26US$) per cube
Linden Dollars: 6500linden$ per cube
IM Swann Jie

9:: Can I buy one as a gift for a friend?

You are welcome to buy a 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel for a friend. I could also include a personal message with your gift.

10:: May I tell my friends about it?

Yes, please tell your friends about it.

11:: Where could I visit the real life 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House?

The first real life 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House is in Paris, France. All welcome !

12:: How many cubes may I buy? Could I buy the whole house, all 3345 cubes? Single buyers may purchase up to 33% of the 3345 Private Windows to the World, this is designed to protect small buyers and allow everybody a chance to own a piece of the 花 魁 MobileMusic House HuaHui MobileMusic House.

13:: I still dont really understand, what is a URL, and what is this Tag thing... and is this a real house or a computer game thing? Is the 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House an online game? Is it a real house? You can live in it? What about snow, rain? Do you sell this house? How much? etc.

Please send me an email, or IM me in the Virtual World of SL, and I will be happy to explain to you, drop me a line if you have other questions !


Giant Pixels of the MobileMusic House

花 魁 Making of

click+read: easy to use ShotCode reader for Nokia phone users.

花 魁 HuaHui shotcode 2D tag, I finally found an esthetic 2D barcode tag that would work very well with cubes. Round dot on cubes!

Only thing is, Nokia phones seems to be complicated when it comes to downloading the ShotCode reader, so I submitted an Application Idea to Nokia! I am a fan of certain Nokia models; and the iPhone for the Chinese hand writing recognition capacities. 28April2010

Giant Pixels of the MobileMusic House

花 魁

花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House, an invitation to participate as a nodal point for gathering interested people.

Concerning the 花 魁 HuaHui House, it is a new idea, an artwork with two interactive windows linking the creator to the buyer to the viewers, one on an Original 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House and one on a Unique numbered color print - one copy per cube (Like a birth certificate of the 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel Cube). It is an art work sold in small single Giant Pixel cube units, in modular units.

Buyers of a 花 魁 cube would own one A4 size color print of the House, and a Portrait of their 花 魁 cube, plus one tag unique to their 花 魁 cube pointing to a URL of their choosing.

It is not the physical Giant Pixel 花 魁 HuaHui cubes that are sold, but a unique one off A4 color print with their handmade cube portrait - one per cube, a unique color print. On the print and on the physical cube of the Original House are 2D barcodes linking to the url submitted by the buyer. The Color Print is an interactive picture. The buyer could put any content they like into the url that they submit. Its like a permanent window to the buyer through the physical cube of the House and through the Color Print the buyer received. The Giant Pixel cubes are visual nodal points, just like the color print; which contains also the same nodal point. Both nodal points are windows for gathering of people, viewers and creator.

I provide two interactive windows for the buyer.

Sample link:
Break Out Breakers
Use your mobile phone, click on the tag, this will bring you to the url of Break out Breakers. Url submitted by Sushimetal, Break out Breaker band leader from Secondlife.

Break out Breakers

Anybody visiting the real Giant Pixel cube on the 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House in real life could access the buyers url, and concurrently, anybody who sees the Numbered Pixel Cube Color Print (at their home, office, restaurant, salon, bar, clubs, wherever) they could access the buyer's url too via a simple click of their mobile phone.

The buyer owns the Interactive Color Print with a live link to access their personally hand picked Url; this same handpicked url is also displayed on a single specific cube on the Original House.

The House itself is a vehicle which unites all the buyers together. As the House is a MobileMusic house, it travels to different locations in the world and musical events are held at each location - small concerts in a beautiful landscape. Musical concerts are for example: Yaji's (elegant gatherings) under a tree; infront of a beautiful lake; on a misty plain; on a prairie; in a well clipped French park; rolling English garden; wilderness in a sculpture park; small townsquare; so many open sites possible.

Giant Pixels of the MobileMusic House

花 魁 When?

The 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House has been invited to visit Bolognano, Italy; at Beuys Plantation by Lucrezia De Domizio Durini.

The MobileMusic House concept is explained here, at the Interdisciplinary, Intercultural International Conference on Guqin, Aesthetics and Humanitsm, last year in Taiwan. 24, 25April2009

See pictures of the MobileMusic House travelling to various locations shown in the picture book here: picture 8, 9, 10

Giant Pixels of the MobileMusic House

花 魁 Why?

The modular 花 魁 HuaHui Giant Pixel Cube scheme enables interested people to buy a modular piece of artwork thats linked to an Original 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House. As not many people have room to put a house - even though rather small for a house (11.25m2 footprint x 5.75m high) - inside their house.

Each Pixel Cube has a live url linking the purchaser (adopter) to the physical cube. It is an interactive concept with a life story that accompanies the house. The 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House travels - and a video documentary of the events that happens with the house is made - it began around summer of 2009, from the Virtual World, a record is noted on 14June2009. See here:

The House symbolises an International unity of efforts from people everywhere on the globe, starting from the Virtual World to the Real World, no matter how big or small, everybody could participate if they want to. I have made the basic unit very minimal, therefore almost microscopic entry barrier to participation. (The Certosa 花 魁 HuaHui installation is a small sample of this idea exported from the Virtual World to the Real World)

Similar to the Louvre, most museums today have a boutique. When people buy a postcard of the Mona Lisa, a poster, a scarf, a watch, a limited edition of an antique jewellery, or a replica of some Eygptian head - these are all small pieces of art work that remind the buyer of a link to the full size original work - to an artistic moment they shared with the creator as viewer. The buying of the objects from the boutique is personal memory, links to the original works..

For the 花 魁 HuaHui House, buyers pay for a concrete object (color print) and traces to remind them of the link with the original full size work. Furthermore, the buyer possesses an opportunity to actively present themselves via an unique interactive link on their specific Giant Pixel cube; the same url link also available on the Color print - two windows through which other viewers could visit the buyer's world. You print it out yourself from a jpeg file yourself.

When we surround ourselves with beautiful things and architecture - I think it is to remind us of our direction, our ideals in life. Here, I provide on top of the beautiful object, a physical space with 2 entry points; windows where any visitors could view other buyers via the links online - live.

As the 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House gains experience, the video documentary accumulates memories from visits at various parts of the world, the links embedded in each cube might or might not change in content. Depending on the owners of the urls, would they update content or not? Viewers visiting the MobileMusic one year ago, today and one year later might find some urls changed and some remains constant.

The 花 魁 HuaHui MobileMusic House is interactive, live.

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HuaHui Giant Pixels w sample tag, 29April2010

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Private Window to the World cubes : list : Certificate of Membership of the HuaHui MobileMusic House

Sample Certificate of membership of the HuaHui MobileMusic House

HuaHui MobileMusic House :: Photo of HuaHui Pixel no.000x

Adoption price
One cube = 20 euros; (26US$) (=6,500Linden$)
Two cubes = 40 euros; (52US$) (=13,000Linden$)
Three cubes = 60 euros (76US$) (=19,500Linden$)

The adopter will receive a certificate with a photo of the real cube via postal service.
Adoption of over 10 cubes will receive a signed replica cube via postal service.
All adopters has a choice of submitting a url of their own choosing, and I will put the url into 2D bar codes, so anyone visiting the real house could use their mobile phone to access their url. Adopters could update their own url as they like.

Payment methods:
PayPal, send me a message for more detail. contact:
Linden dollars in Virtual World of Secondlife
IM, pay: Swann Jie

3345 HuaHui Cubes, a Project from the Virtual World to the Real World
Cube number : : Name of Adopter : : Certificate of Adoption & Photo of cube : : Date

1. Etienne, France :: 25April2010,
2. Maria, Austria :: 18April2010
3. Fleche Xeno, Oregon, US :: 27Apr2010
4. Miranor Kraus, Japan :: 27Apr2010

5. Tania Mouraud, France, 28Apr2010,

6. Yooma Mayo, Japan, 28Apr2010,
7. Hamlet Au, USA, 28Apr2010,
8. Leonel Morgado, Portugal, 28Apr2010,
9. Jeannie and Jimmy Scott, USA, 28Apr2010,
10. WangXiang Tuxing, France, 28Apr2010,
11. Ayiki Takakura, Belgium, 29Apr2010,
12. Lai Hui Ling, Taiwan, 30Apr2010
13. Prita Suharyo, Indonesia, 30Apr2010
14. Somine Liu, Korea-Paris, 30Apr2010,
15. Saito, Tokyo,30Apr2010
16. Juni L Yeung, Toronto, Canada, 30Apr2010,
17. Aw Gregan, France, 1may2010;
18. WangXiang Tuxing, France, 1may2010,
19. Hilda Ma, HongKong,1May2010
20. Hilda Ma, HongKong,1May2010
= = =

21. Hilda Ma, HongKong, 1May2010,
22. Hilda Ma, HongKong, 1May2010,
23. Hilda Ma, HongKong, 1May2010,
24. Hilda Ma, HongKong, 1May2010,
25. Julien Durand, Paris, France, 1May2010,
26. Don Chow, Vancouver-Tokyo, Japan, 2May2010,
27. Darknekro, Roubaix, France, 3May2010,
28. Henry, NYC, US, 4May2010
29. Prof Lai Hui Ling, I-Shou University, Taiwan (arrive via postal service)
30. Artistide Despres, Amsterdam, Netherland, 5May2010,
31. In Yan, Tokyo, Japan, 5May2010,
32. Prof Gary Zabel, University of Massachusetts at Boston, 6May2010
33. CoreSl, HK-Polytechnic University, Department of Applied Social Sciences, 7May2010,
34. Prof Marie-Paule MacDonald, University of Waterloo, Department of Architecture. 7May2010,
35. Dep Avro, Kobe, Japan, 7May2010,
36. Pyewacket, Melbourne, Australia, 7May2010
37. Esme Qunhua, Vermont, US and Entropy Hax, Nottingham, UK, 7May2010,
38. Rob Harrison, US, 7May2010,
39. lizsolo, Newfoundland, Canada, 7May2010
40. Teksah Pinazzo, Toronto, Canada, 8May2010,
41. Bonvibre Gans, University of Buffalo, Department of Mathematics, US 12May2010
42. Sophie Kasei, Paris, France, 16May2010
43. Jesse D Thompson, US, recent graduate of the Gwen Frostic School of Fine Arts, Digital Artist living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA; 17May2010.
44. VIRTLANTIS, Free Language Learning Empowered by Oxford School for English, School in rl, Netherlands, 17May2010,,
45. Oxford School for English, Real Life Language School, Goeppingen, Germany, 17May2010,
46. Engredients, eLearning Ingredients Solutions, School in Real Life, Netherlands, 17May2010,
47. Newt Reich, NewYork, US, 20May2010,
48. Colette Souchal, Paris, France, 21May2010
49. Wotthe Dickins, University of Brighton, UK, Master Arts Digital Media Arts, 24May2010
50. Armelle Aoun, Gagny, France, 2June2010
51. Maelis Durand, Paris, France, 2June2010
52. kickstarter 1 14June2010 : Dr. Allen Partridge, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, Department of Communication Media, url: Virtually Human Investigations, Firmament (203, 103, 29)
53. Kickstarter 2 sm 14June2010
54. Kickstarter 3 sm
55. Kickstarter 4 sm
56. Kickstarter 5 sm
57. Kickstarter 6 HM
58. Kickstarter 7 JC 27June2010
59. Don Chow, Tokyo, Japan, 6July2010;
60. Patricia Zari, Switzerland, 8June2011 Alexandria
61. Patricia Zari, Switzerland, 8June2011 Frederico
62. Patricia Zari, Switzerland, 6July2010
63. Patricia Zari, Switzerland, 6July2010
64. SHAN Zeng, HangZhou/Berlin, 29Oct2010
65. Christopher Evans, London, England, 6Dec2010
66. Christopher Evans, London, England, 6Dec2010

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Adoption of the HuaHui mobile House, certificate no.0001

Certificate of HuaHui MobileMusic Pixel no.0001

HuaHui MobileMusic House, 3345 cubes in real life aluminum skins.

Aluminum cube faces

Certificate of Adoption of a "HuaHui Dome" Pixel 3 cube block.

Adoption of the HuaHui MobileMusic Pixels :

There are in total 3345 Pixel-cubes for the HuaHui MobileMusic house.
Adoption for cubes are now offered effective immediately - any number, from one to the whole house - to interested people.

Each adoption of the cube will receive an A4 size color print of the house and a detail photo of the unique numbered cube.

Adoption of one cube will be 15euros.
Two cubes will be 30euros
Three cubes will be 45euros ...etc

Sample A4 size picture+certificate print out:

Enclosed is a certificate for the "HuaHui Dome" brick project, a similar certificate-picture will be made for the "HuaHui House" cube project)

All adoptions welcome, any number of cubes, all appreciated, all good.

Friday, 23 April 2010

film review: Mummuth, * *

Mummuth - film w Gérard Depardieu, Yolande Moreau, Isabelle Adjani. * *

Depardieu, Moreau, Adjani, all three v famous and gd actors now in a film a little film w little v little room to deploy their "play". Is it true? Can we express ourselves when the film storyline, the characters displayed are essentially very flat? Adjani plays a memory of Depardieus dead girlfriend, Yolande, plays a supermarket gal, some scenes are more meaty, Depardieu gets into a verbal fight w supermarket meat counter guy - real french everyday conversations the type of attack and pari - and Art Brut artist in the country side, a little crazy. Everything, all the tidbits added together does not a great film make.
Depardieu played this low intelligent man with a kind heart, who makes phone calls, several times, his words are "i am ok", second time "its me, i am ok" (because this man has no habit of talking; compared to his other role; the lover with the ugly long nose with words to woo - its really funny to see. But here, it is clear, if the script's character gives the actor only this much room, thats all he could say!!
Yolande also opportunity wasted. Why is her character so "sketchy"? Are all super market people devoid of emotional finesse? If yes, why did the director choose to show this? It would be a great challenge for a director to show a character which has little expression. There was a 2 second flashback just w voice, how Yolande's character met Depardieu character - why so stingy, let them show how they met!!!
Colossal waste of time and opportunities for everyone!!

We movie goers feel disappointed and cheated!!

Swannjiejie (April 23rd 2010)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Digital Guqin Museum visiting Bolognano, Italy, Museum of Joseph Beuys, Beer from Shanghai at NOZ

Beer imported from Shanghai at NOZ !
Just from looking at the can, sometimes I am surprised at the results. This one has a clean 60s look.
I also avoid displaying the original logo if possible. But some graphic logos are so effective that they are beautiful no matter how you assemble the pieces. Always good looking - these are the stars of the HuaHui skin!

The next venue for the full scale HuaHui MobileMusic House will be at the Museum of Joseph Beuys, musical event of selected videos of guqin players : 2, 3 July, 2010; Bolognano, Italy, visit the site here, go!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Maria Tupay Duque's aluminum skin contribution for HuaHui cubes

Maria Tupay Duque's frames. 24 frames = 8 cubes
Maria brought aluminum skins from Austria. In Vienna, people are very recycling conscious, so I have all these beautiful skins from Austria for the HuaHui Mobile House thanks to Maria.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Sunday, 18 April 2010

花 魁 流 動 小 屋 子 HuaHui Mobile Music House

HH mh House has two independant layers
Inside layer is structural in wood or thin aluminum on metal frame

Outside layer is non structural, color aluminum cube or silver cube, it is hung on a frame.

Outer layer could stand on itself and is a semi sheer structure

Inside layer is functional, from traditional winterised from a wood frame construction house to framing with thin aluminum walls w insulations.

Interior furnishing as per discussion with resident.

1.8m tall person standing in study

1.8m tall person in shower stall, wc

1.8m tall person w other avatars

silver cubes cladding

1.8m tall person in bath w window

Friday, 16 April 2010

Buddha Head in glass

Buddha head in glass

Found this object at a shop, just caught my eye. Was going to grow some small plants inside, but it looks gd as is.
So now it became part of my transparent glass collection.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

花 魁 HuaHui Pixels: 花 魁 HuaHui atelier, 花 魁 HuaHui Mobile Music House, 花 魁 HuaHui Dome


花 魁

花 魁 HuaHui Pixels Haiti Action Artistes : une vente aux enchères d'oeuvres offertes par les artistes du monde entier, se tiendra 23 Sept 2010 à Paris, à l'Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild

花 魁 HuaHui Pixels

花 魁 HuaHui atelier, 花 魁 HuaHui Mobile Music House, 花 魁 HuaHui Dome

花 魁 HuaHui Pixel no3/1000 for a Dome, Haiti Action Artists

Details of the physical art object here:
Close up of the object for auction; title of object: 花 魁 HuaHui Pixel no3/1000 for a Dome; dimensions: 30cm diameter aluminum three-pixel unit; 3cm thick, with or without frame.

Inside a 花 魁 HuaHui Dome

Dear Friends:

Please forward the following message to your friends if convenient. :)

Here is a picture of the latest 花 魁 HuaHui pixel for walk-in sculpture series; with precious 花 魁 HuaHui skins through international postal service


a 花 魁 HuaHui building block, unit no3 (all cubes are unique, handmade and registered) will be on auction in Paris, at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild, via Haiti Action Artists 23 September 2010 . No reserve, dont hesitate to bid at your convenience! All proceeds go to Haiti people.

A catalogue will be available in due time with all participating artists.

Details of the physical art object here:


Saturday, 10 April 2010

HuaHui Cube and Giant Pixel painting, photomosaics

standard HuaHui Cube, or one Giant Pixel,

HuaHui cubes are Giant Pixels to be used as color pixels in giant size paintings. Depending on the installation context, an original picture will be installed to accompany the landscape.

The Mona Lisa is an example used here to show how individual pixels contribute to making the final picture. The Photomosaic softwares were made famous by Princess Diana's Newsweek cover, her portrait was entirely build of flowers.

Some available softwares for testing.