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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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13/05/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing

[caption id="attachment_35166" align="alignnone" width="640"] (click for full image)[/caption] Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be ...
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03/05/2013 / Featured, MaxMSP, Other

Created by UVA, Vanishing Point employs perspective as both tool and visual outcome to reshape, redefine and represent a pristine space. Inspired by sketches of Great Masters like Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo DaVinci or Albrecht Dürer, UVA sends lines into space from ...
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29/04/2013 / Featured, Theory

This is one in a series of articles by @zenbullets, which are being collected into a very-low-cost eBook as they are written. If you'd prefer to read this in epub, pdf or mobi format, please click here. [caption id="attachment_34711" align="alignnone" width="640"] ...
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'Forest' is the latest interactive installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast, London collective consisting of  Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel. Commissioned by and premiered at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, 'Forest' covers almost 450 square meters and is comprised of over 150 musical 'trees' made of ...
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18/04/2013 / Featured, iOS

Created by Vladimir Shreyder, Boris Golovnev and Ivan Shornikov, Glitché is a free iPhone application that lets you distort your photos using common computer errors and bugs. Using similar UX to popular image apps such as Instagram, Glitché includes filters such as glitch, ...
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15/04/2013 / Featured, Javascript

Created by Amsterdam based studio Moniker (Roel Wouters, Luna Maurer, Jonathan Puckey), Do Not Touch is a crowd-sourced music video for the band Light Light and is the second project (starting with Pointer Pointer) in a series of projects that celebrate ...
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10/04/2013 / Featured, Three Js, vvvv

"Rising vapor is forming a cloud and seemingly random particles form a structure like the atoms of a molecule." Fluidic - Sculpture in Motion is a new installation for Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center installed for Milan Design Week and created by Berlin based ...
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10/04/2013 / Arduino, Featured, Members, Tutorials

Joshua Noble is a Developer/Writer/Designer from Cascadia and author of Programming Interactivity book. He is available at thefactoryfactory or at @fctry2 Ok, so let's talk cheap and tiny: programmable computers needn't be large precious things, they can be tiny things that ...
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09/04/2013 / Featured, Theory

This is one in a series of articles by @zenbullets, which are being collected into a very-low-cost eBook as they are written. If you'd prefer to read this in epub, pdf or mobi format, please click here. Do people really think ...
    ScreenLab 0x02 Residency at University of Salford, MediaCityUK - 3 dimensional computer generated art
Last December 3 artists were working at The University of Salford, as part of the ScreenLab artist in residence initiative by Elliot Woods and Kit Turner. The initiative aims to explore modes of perception and interaction under the theme 'Future of Broadcast'. The invited artists, Kyle ...
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18/03/2013 / CAN Events, Featured, Resonate

In less than 3 days Resonate 2013 Festival kicks off in Belgrade and we have been making final preparations to greet over 1200 visitors from all over the world. This should also explain the lack of posts on CAN in ...
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01/03/2013 / Featured, Javascript, Scripts

(above: #oneseccond by Philipp Adrian - A connection between 5522 people all across the world that have been active on Twitter within the timeframe of one second.) basil.js is a scripting library that has been developed at the Visual Communication Institute ...
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27/02/2013 / Environment, Featured

For more than a decade, the artist collective Squidsoup (Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith and Liam Birtles) have been designing rich interactive experiences. From their early navigable sonic environments, through their playful experiments with computer vision and sustained interest ...
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08/02/2013 / c++, Featured, Members

United Visual Artists are an art and design practice based in London and working internationally. They create work at the intersection of sculpture, architecture, live performance and digital installation. Their initial work in live performance led to a sustained interest in ...
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01/02/2013 / Featured, openFrameworks

Flat-e have been commissioned by Warp Records and Jamie Lidell to create the album artwork, a music promo, video teasers, live show visuals and even costume for the campaign for his soon to be released self-titled album. Taking the self-titled ...
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31/01/2013 / Arduino, Featured

Senseless Drawing Bot #2 is the new version of it's predecesor, version #1 created by Takahiro Yamaguchi and So Kanno. As with the version #1, the machine is built around the similar concept - to produce highly unpredictable results using the inertia ...
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21/01/2013 / Featured, Games

"Kentucky Route Zero" is a magic realist adventure game about a secret highway in Kentucky and the mysterious folks who travel it. The player controls Conway, an antique furniture deliveryman, as he attempts to complete the final delivery for his ...
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21/12/2012 / Featured, Processing

Created using Processing, ModelBuilder Library by Marius Watz and a 3D printer, Amanda Ghassaei at instructables managed to print a 33rpm music record that actually doesn't sound too bad considering the limitations of currently available 3d printing technologies. These records play on regular turntables, with regular needles, ...
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19/12/2012 / Featured, News

It’s that time of the year when we slowly begin wrapping up the 2012. Before we say goodbye, take a short but well deserved break, lets take a quick moment to look back at some of the best and most memorable ...
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19/12/2012 / Featured, Review

"The main change in the design process achieved by using generative design is that traditional craftsmanship recedes into the background, and abstraction and information become the new principal elements."  Thus reads a rather pertinent nugget of wisdom tucked into the ...
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17/12/2012 / Featured, Javascript

Created by Matthias Dörfelt aka mokafolio, Weird Faces Study uses PaperJS library to produce computer generated faces that have a certain aesthetics and are immediately recognisable. Weird Faces Study is an attempt to combine my old interest in illustration with programing, to create something procedural that has ...
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14/12/2012 / Featured, Games

More than 3 years after their previous title, Tale of Tales's new videogame is now available for download. Much like its predecessors The Path and The Graveyard, Bientôt l'été is a game following the' "notgames" philosophy that seeks to employ the medium ...
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12/12/2012 / Featured, HOLO

Over the last 4 weeks you've served us a potent cocktail of enthusiasm, affirmation and disbelief. Each morning we woke up to surpassed expectations. When the 456th pledge pushed us over the 100% mark only five days into our campaign ...
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Created by Shanshan Zhou, Adam Ben-Dror and Joss Doggett, Animatronic Lamp is an exploration into the expressive and behavioural potentials of robotic computing. Using Processing, Arduino, and OpenCV, the Lamp is given an ability to be aware of its environment, ...
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