Following their incisive examinations of online advertising ecosystems and browser activity ad profiling, the Office for Creative Research recently completed an interactive touchscreen-based interactive work that visualizes (and sonifies) botnet activity based on data collected by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.
Erik Loyer is a seasoned media artist and creative director who has spent the last several years thinking about the implications of screens on comics. Since 2008 he has been releasing innovative iOS experiments under the Opertoon imprint including the interactive comics Upgrade Soul and Ruben & Lullaby. Erik just launched Timeframing: The Art of Comics on […]
Last week the prolific Toronto-based tech event organizer FITC hosted a daylong summit on wearable technology. With a lineup bookended by ‘the father of wearable computing’ Steve Mann and Social Body Lab founder Kate Hartman, the invited speakers offered a range of opinions on ‘what’s next for wearables?’ for an audience of curious developers.
BECHA-KPACHA is an algorithmic music video produced by Jeremy Rotsztain for the electronic musician COH. Riffing on traditional Russian folk patterns the colour-splashed animation is full of Rotsztain’s signature gestural forms and synchronized camera movements.
This past Saturday Ryoji Ikeda presented the North American premiere of superposition to a crowd of several hundred at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC). As would be expected, the sixty-five minute multiscreen performance played out as kind of a data aesthetics megamix that flashed through a series of precisely choreographed abstract visual vignettes that grappled with the digital sublime and pondered the agnosticism of network culture.
From the team that brought you the excellent ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ short Ghost With Shit Jobs, Haphead is a related in-development webseries that just launched on Kickstarter. The pitch: Ten years from now, videogames are so immersive that teenagers learn lethal skills just by playing. They’re called hapheads…. Through a minor miracle we got funding for production in […]
As a follow-up to their ingenious The Big Atlas Of LA Pools, designers Benedikt Groß and Joey Lee have launched a Kickstarter to create “the first map and typeface of the earth” by searching satellite imagery for architectural and infrastructural letterforms. Beyond delivering a font, the project has a broader agenda: Aerial Bold is as […]
Curator Nick Pagee gives CAN a tour of the 2014 TIFF Kids Film Festival’s digiPlaySpace—an interactive playground for kids.
As a designer, technologist and artist, Greg Borenstein has mined science fiction for storytelling tools that help communicate how new technologies feel and what they might mean to our world. In this talk, Greg presents projects that show some of what he has learned and outline ideas that may come in handy in your own […]
A report on the CAN/HOLO artist Q&A sessions and related audiovisual performances at Montreal’s EM15 festival, which was jointly organized by the teams behind MUTEK and Elektra.
As part of EM15 in Montreal, CAN will be organising live Q&A sessions with audiovisual performers Matthew Biederman and Alan Thibault, and Paul Prudence.
“The Obverse Box” is a pico projector encased within a CNC-milled block of walnut, a “limited-edition sculptural object” to be released alongside American electronic musician Deru’s forthcoming album “1979”.