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09/07/2014 / MaxMSP, Objects

Recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate David Hedberg’s Smile TV is more than a loving homage to the good old ‘campfire inside the living room.’ Made from an open frame CRT monitor and equipped with a computer vision system, ...
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05/06/2014 / HOLO

With HOLO 1 being in the world for a little more than two months, the conversations about the first issue of CAN’s 226-page magazine are beginning to shift. Instead of “Congratulations!” people now ask “How’s the magazine doing?”   The short answer: ...
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23/04/2014 / Environment

Opening this Saturday (April 26) at the Art Museum of Lugano in Switzerland, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips is the new installation by Zimoun, the Bern-based artist known for his architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Zimoun yet again extends his installation inventory. Converting nine of the museum’s towering ...
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18/12/2013 / HOLO

226 pages, 34 contributors from 8 different countries, 12 months of blood, sweat and tears – the first issue of HOLO magazine, CAN's exciting print spin-off that is "more a book than a magazine," is near. And it's bigger and ...
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01/05/2013 / HOLO

In the wake of our latest (9th) Kickstarter campaign update – and the new 'magazine' space here on CAN – it is time for us to report back home. "What if CAN was a magazine?" was what we asked the ...
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22/04/2013 / Objects

Created by tangent:, a design studio based in London and Tokyo, KIHOU (April 2013) is a bubbling brew of liquid light. Served in a small ceramic cube is a sticky translucent liquid, covered with a thin layer of black silicone ...
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12/04/2013 / Environment

30 pieces of molded plastic, 2 HD projectors – hovering in the dark of Berlin's 401contemporary gallery is Robert Seidel's latest projection sculpture. Suspended from the ceiling and drenched in waves of light the amorph, skeletal structure comes alive – ...
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17/08/2012 / Mac

Doing spectacular things with very little code has a long tradition in the demoscene. Born out of necessity when home computers were slow and memory space scarce, pushing against artificial boundaries became a popular “sport” when PC hardware power blew ...
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01/08/2012 / Environment, Scripts

A little bench next to a pink orchid – Florian Grond, Austrian artist, scientist and ZKM alumni, offers visitors to Along the Line a friendly, but calculated spot to sit down in front of his abstract, wider than wide video projection. Once ...
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30/05/2012 / Environment

Caten (2012) is the latest kinetic sound installation by David Letellier, Berlin-based sound artist, audio-visual performer and CAN regular. Site-specific to Chapelle du vieux St-Sauveur, a 12th century Gothic chapel in Caen (FR), Letellier sculpted a delicate veil of 300 ...
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28/05/2012 / Featured, Scripts

If a picture says more than a thousand words – and current internet dynamics tend to agree – what would a visual guide to the English vocabulary, contemporary and 'webresentative', look like? Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and ...
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27/05/2012 / Cinder, Featured, Objects, Processing

Nervous System's trademark portfolio of generative cups, lamps and jewlery has 'grown' an unlikely new product: jigsaw puzzles. Expanding the radius of an immaculate practise isn't easy, yet partners Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have produced a perfect fit: Generative ...
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10/05/2012 / Java, Windows

Worthy winner of the PC 4kB intro competition at Revision 2012 and latest example of the compact-coding tradition exercised within the demoscene, Hartverdrahtet by Akronyme Analogiker is a three minute long audio-visual trip into a procedural fractalverse, compressed into a ...
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29/04/2012 / MaxMSP

Tripwire (2011) is a kinetic installation by the French visual artist Jean-Michel Albert and American composer Ashley Fure. A vertical set of 18 (or 24) elastic strings – each individually motorized and controlled via MaxMSP/Jitter – is set into an ...
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11/04/2012 / Processing

On January 15th, 2005, after a 7 year and 3,2 billion kilometer piggyback ride through space, the ESA (European Space Agency) space probe Huygens detached from the Cassini orbiter and parachuted into the thick atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan. Two ...
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09/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other, Scripts

Is there such a thing as too much luck? Boris Petrovsky's installation The Army of Luck that recently premiered at Art Karlsruhe 2012 leaves you with no less than 520 waving Maneki Neko (=lucky) cats to find out. Mounted on a ...
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04/03/2012 / Events, Objects, Sound

Zimoun's kinetic sound installations hardly need introduction. Ever since the immaculate documentation of his work first surfaced a couple of years ago, the Swiss artist's elegant mass assemblies of mechanical dc-motors, wires, tubes and cardboard and the complex sound textures ...
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28/02/2012 / Objects

"Prismatica is an extension of the visual and perceptual experimentations in my Enigmatica series," Kit Webster writes about his newest installation. Known for his interesting approach to projection mapping (read more about the ingenius Enigmatica series here) the Australian media ...
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09/02/2012 / Featured, vvvv

Out of Berlin, a city known for great design and shitty winter weather, comes Buchstabengewitter (letter storm), a generative typography project that transforms three-dimensional linear structures into all the letters of the alphabet. Developed by designer and programmer Ingo Italic ...
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The Product, a Berlin-based design studio with a focus on objects, space and interaction, was commissioned by Volkswagen to develop a set of visuals for an interactive musical performance for the premiere of the New Beetle at the 2011 IAA ...
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11/01/2012 / Environment, Objects

The City of Lille (FR) commissioned the Rotterdam studio of media artist, architect and 2009 Dutch Design Price winner Daan Roosegaarde to build Lotus Dome (2011-2012), an upcoming living aluminum foil structure that 'blooms' in response to touch and warmth. ...
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07/01/2012 / Arduino, Objects

[Photo: S.T. Heizmann] What looks like a time-lapse recording of bioluminescent critters roaming the deep sea floor is in fact a swarm of 9 autonomous UV light emitting robots inhabiting a 1 x 2 meter phosphorescent surface. Created by Mey Lean Kronemann, ...