Alexander Scholz

Berlin-based designer and writer contemplating art, science, and technology as creative director of HOLO magazine and contributing editor at CreativeApplications.Net.
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OFFF MX 2015 – Form and Future

CAN and Swiss artist and designer Jürg Lehni will join an eclectic cast of international creators at this year’s OFFF MX (24 – 26 September) to “feed the future”.

17/09/2015 in CAN Events
An interactive low-tech device
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NO_THING – An infrared light framework that turns (almost) anything into a device

Developed by the Innovation Lab of Milla & Partner GmbH, a German interaction and spatial design agency based in Stuttgart and Berlin, NO_THING is a tracking and mapping framework that uses infrared light to turn portable physical objects into interactive displays.

04/09/2015 in openFrameworks

HOLO 2 – An Illustrated Countdown

The thrill of wrapping up! As HOLO 2 nears completion, a world of detail falls into place. Excited yet? Here are ten (more) reasons why we are.   The restless (color coded) loop of featured artist Jürg Lehni’s Flood Fill – Clock (2009) shown above couldn’t capture the current, final, stage of magazine production any […]

18/06/2015 in HOLO

Short Cuts – CentrePasquArt Maps 50 Years of Invention and Influence in Art and Design

CentrePasquArt’s super-group show Short Cuts invites viewers to trace ideas, influences, and positions across five decades of work by merely taking a few steps.

01/06/2015 in Events&Review

Catching the Light: Semiconductor remap the sky (as telescopes see it)

The latest work of Brighton-based artist researcher duo Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt) pulls back the shiny veneer of cosmology by collaging thousands of raw telescope images into a sculptural projection.

25/03/2015 in Environment

HOLO 2 – Back to the (not-so-distant) future

Learn more about the making of HOLO 2. Featuring over 30 contributors from a dozen countries and a hefty 200 pages of premium print, HOLO returns and endeavours to be smarter, more substantive, and more special than our first issue.

11/02/2015 in HOLO

Bright Matter: Afterglow – Joanie Lemercier on light, craft, and the sublime

From November to January 2014, Muriel Guépin Gallery in NY was the home to ‘Bright Matter’, an exhibition of enigmatic works by five international artists widely recognized for their spatial-aesthetic research, creative engineering, and stunning perceptual hacks. We check in with the event’s instigator, curator, and participating artist Joanie Lemercier for a report, the back story, and a 2015 teaser.

20/01/2015 in Events

Bookmarks and Milestones: An Annual Report (of Sorts)

By publishing (and many other) standards, HOLO just took its first steps. Yet nine months after the magazine’s launch, we look back and can’t believe how far we’ve come. What happened? Here’s a stocktaking, a travelogue, and a teaser.   The middle of December is a somewhat special time for us. Two years ago this past Monday, the […]

19/12/2014 in HOLO

Bright Matter – A group show exploring light, space, and perception

Illusive rear-projections, flickering moirés, fluorescent puzzle boxes: opening this Friday, November 21st, at Muriel Guépin Gallery in New York City is ‘Bright Matter’, a dazzling group show that’ll bend, warp and (if only briefly) break the way we see.

18/11/2014 in Events

Smile TV – It works only when you smile

Recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate David Hedberg’s Smile TV turns the medium’s engagement pattern on its head: instead of making you smile at on-screen silliness, you have to “smile to watch”.

09/07/2014 in MaxMSP&Objects

HOLO 1 – “The magazine I always wanted to read!”

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?”

05/06/2014 in HOLO
Glass 3D printing process. Photo: Steven Keating

36 ventilators whirl 4.7m3 of packing chips – Zimoun unleashes a plastic storm

Opening this Saturday (April 26) and presented by the Art Museum of Lugano in Switzerland, 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips is the new installation by Zimoun, swiss born and Bern based artists known for his architecturally-minded platforms of sound.

23/04/2014 in Environment