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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

226 pages of conversation, research, opinion, analysis. Step into artists' studios and workshops to discover the faces, personalities, and processes behind important work. Learn more!

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14/04/2014 / Featured, Tutorials

Video projectors are one of the most important tools for creators of interactive installations. The information for projectors is available on various websites, but this 2 part guide will focus on their use in production and interactive environments. Part 1 ...
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24/02/2014 / Android, Featured

Google's got a new consumer hardware initiative. It's a mobile phone with machine vision eyes, ultra-fast inner-ears and spatially aware brains. And around that 5" Android reference hardware, they're trying to coordinate the biggest party in Spatial Computing this side ...
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11/02/2014 / Featured, Unity

Inspired by atmospheric landscape painting from JW Turner to Peter Doig and the computational lifeforms of Carl Sims, Radiohead - Polyfauna is a collaboration between Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything. Described as "a living, breathing, growing touchscreen ...
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24/01/2014 / Featured, Javascript, Paper Js, Unity

Created by Moniker and commissioned by Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, 'Your Line or Mine' is an interactive installation in the Stedelijk Museum comprised of three continually changing crowd sourced animations drawn entirely by the museum’s visitors. Visitors are invited to ...
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28/12/2013 / Featured, Tutorials

Foreword by Ricardo Sanchez Back in March I had the pleasure to attend Karsten's workshop at the 2013 Resonate conference in Belgrade, in it we learned how to work with audio and music while coding live using the Clojure programming language. ...
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20/12/2013 / Featured

It's that time of the year when we take a week break and unplug from the internet. Before we step away, it is our duty to highlight some of the projects that we found to be the most memorable. With ...
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20/12/2013 / Featured, Java

[caption id="attachment_40220" align="alignnone" width="640"] Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, photo Gert-Jan van Rooij[/caption] Created by the the Dutch design studio LUST, ‘Type/Dynamics’ is a new interactive installation for the exhibition of work by the graphic designer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990) at the Stedelijk Museum in ...
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06/12/2013 / Featured, Theory

In recent years, the speculative design arms race has accelerated to a dizzying blur. In taking stock of the provocative fictions like those exhibited by Dunne & Raby, augmented by Keiichi Matsuda, or broadcast on Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror, one can’t ...
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Raspberry Pi is a very exciting, low-cost computer aimed at the educational market. With a starting price around $25, a very small form factor and exceptional multimedia capabilities, it is very attractive for creative computing projects. openFrameworks already runs on a multitude ...
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15/11/2013 / Featured, openFrameworks

Created as a collaboration between Design I/O and the strategic design agency eyeball, John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes in an interactive Album App that tells the story of John Lennon's life changing journey sailing through a mid-Atlantic storm to Bermuda in ...
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Created at the Tangible Media Group / MIT Media Lab, inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. After the leaked video the project went ...
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29/10/2013 / Featured, Other

Created by FIELD and commissioned by Nike, Hyperfeel is a series of four video artworks that have been produced for the launch of the Hyperfeel shoe and to capture the feeling of running on different terrains: on sand, grass, tarmac ...
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25/10/2013 / Featured, vvvv

Captives is an ongoing series of digital and physical sculptures by Quayola and a contemporary homage to Michelangelo’s unfinished series “Prigioni” (1513-1534) and his technique of “non-finito”. The project explores tensions and equilibrium between form and matter, man-made objects of ...
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17/10/2013 / Cinder, Featured, Tutorials

Cinder has the reputation of having a steep learning curve that’s difficult to overcome for programmers not familiar with C++. I’m not going to lie and tell you that there’s a shortcut that doesn’t require learning some C++, as well ...
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Benedikt Groß's work is frequently noted here on CAN, so far in 2013 we've posted three of his projects. Since executing his inventive Avena+ Test Bed, which 'programmed' the biodiversity of a South German agricultural plot, he's teamed up with an American cartographer ...
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Created by Vitamins Design, The Lego calendar is a wall mounted time planner that the team invented for their studio. It’s made entirely of Lego and while others (here and here) have used Lego to visualise complex logistics systems in a simple ...
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18/09/2013 / Featured, Unity

Opening this week at the new Media Space gallery at the Science Museum in London is the solo show by Universal Everything consisting of two separate pieces titled Presence and 1000 Hands. CAN got a chance to get the preview ...
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12/09/2013 / Featured, Review, Theory

In architecture and design-related circles, author and educator Geoff Manaugh needs little introduction. Through a consistently revelatory and often dizzying stream of spatial polemics hatched at his blog BLDGBLOG, Manaugh has spun-off his interest in architecture, science and the environment ...
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05/09/2013 / Featured, Sound, vvvv

Developed as a collaboration between Quayola & Sinigaglia, Dedalo is a collection of custom developed vvvv engines (and a toolkit) to generate, exchange and map data between a series of graphics modules and a rendering engine used for live performance ...
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With over 100 sensors and 6.5 billion data points delivered in real-time, today the F1 is as much as about predicting the future as it is about shaving milliseconds on the circuit. In 1989, Ayrton Senna set the world’s fastest lap ...
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01/08/2013 / Android, Featured, Games

rymdkapsel, game by Martin ‘grapefrukt‘ Jonasson (Grapefrukt Games) we mentioned back in November 2012, is now available for the iOS. The game was first released for Playstation Mobile and besides the iOS, Martin is also now bringing the game to the ...
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Created by Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu and Pattie Maes at the MIT Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group), Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display to supplement physical strokes made on paper with virtual graphics. The goal of the device is to complement rather than ...
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19/07/2013 / Featured, Objects

Created by the Disney Research group and presented at the most recent SIGGRAPH 2013, Aireal is a low cost, scalable haptic technology that delivers expressive tactile sensations in mid air. Aireal enables users to feel virtual objects, experience dynamically varying textures and ...
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03/07/2013 / Featured, Javascript, Processing

Created by Benedikt Groß, Avena+ Test Bed is a project that explores the relationship between landscape, agriculture and digital fabrication by intercepting the process of precision farming by generative design. The emphasis of the project lays in speculating about new ...
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01/07/2013 / Featured, Profile

One of the more exciting developments to bubble up within art and technology circles over the last few months, is the announcement of the School for Poetic Computation (SFPC). Operating under the motto "more poems less demos", the educational venture ...
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17/06/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing, Sound

The urban soundscape has been a renewed topic of inquiry within media art over the last several years. This is not entirely surprising, as, given the propagation of cheap sensors, there is the possibility for much more granular analysis and ...
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04/06/2013 / Featured, openFrameworks, Sound

Created using Raspberry Pi and openFrameworks, Murmur is a device that enables the communication between public and the projection by simulating the movement of sound waves, building a luminous bridge between the physical and the virtual. The device was designed to ...
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29/05/2013 / Environment, Featured, Objects

Created at the Mediated Matter Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, The Silk Pavilion explores the relationship between digital and biological fabrication on product and architectural scales. The primary structure was created of 26 polygonal panels made of silk threads laid ...
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Created by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan for the CLICK Festival 2013 in Helsingør, Denmark, Light Leaks is a light installation comprised of fifty mirror balls projecting controlled light in the room. The general idea was to make use of found ...
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As the title suggests, I'll be covering a lot of ground in this blog post. My intention is to describe and show practical examples of a number of crucial building blocks for 2D/3D projects. In that sense the tutorial is ...
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