In this essay Ian Bogost discusses the problems behind algorithms as ‘devotional phenomenon’ akin to god and the way these metaphors tunnel into culture making ‘us forget that particular computational systems are abstractions, caricatures of the world, one perspective among many”. The algorithmic metaphor is just a special version of the machine metaphor, one specifying a particular kind […]
Created by Susanna Hertrich, Jacobson’s Fabulous Olfactometer (JFO) is a sensorial prosthesis that mimics mammalian ‘flehmen’ when air pollution levels are high. The prosthetic is modeled after a sense organ that enables certain animals to sense odourless chemicals.
The first Internet Age Media Weekend connects the future of niche communication in Barcelona.
Transient Materialization explores the relationship between digital and material-based digital fabrication through n-hedron structure composed mainly of soap foam, which is blown, through a mixture of air and helium, into a foam structure.
Conceived, designed and built by Open Work, Predominantly brings an element of serendipity back into the search for music. We all want to have special, unique experiences with our music, we love having “our” music, and discovery is a big part of that. But when did that last happen? In the days of iTunes and […]
Created by Kenichi Yoneda (Kynd) in collaboration with Tokyo ‘visual label’ BRDG, [BRDG020] Lilium is an audio-visual experiment that combines Kynd’s research into water colour simulation with the music by Yopparigami/Yu Miyashita.
Teenage Engineering and Cheap Monday launch a line of pocket operators – micro synthesizers that fit in your pocket and a line of matching gear. The launch takes place simultaneously instore and online at Colette, Paris and the NAMM trade show in Los Angeles. Teenage Engineering’s new line of musical instruments is called pocket operators and […]
Created by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, pplkpr is an app that tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships. Using a smartwatch, pplkpr monitors your physical and emotional response to the people around you, and optimizes your social life accordingly.
Created by Moscow based artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol::, Oil is the latest in the series of installations by Dmitry that explore the relationship between the material and ephemeral in contemporary culture.
Created by Paolo Salvagione, String Fountain is a kinetic sculpture that uses propulsion to elevate a continuous piece of string into the air.
Entry Deadline is March 6th 2015 The Prix Ars Electronica has begun accepting entries. The deadline is March 6th. This year’s competitive categories are Computer Animation / Film / VFX, [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant, Hybrid Art, Digital Musics & Sound Art, and u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD. Plus, all previous winners […]
The Overkill is a 48 hours nonstop event focused on the gaming culture located in Enschede, Netherlands. The festival stands at the point where films, video games, art, technology and science meet and interact with each others. The festival wants to show how this interconnections influence the evolution of our society. In partnership with the […]