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15/11/2012 / Featured, Javascript, Three Js

Directed by Evan Boehm at Nexus Interactive Arts and commissioned by The Creators Project, The Carp and the Seagull is an interactive short film about one man’s encounter with the spirit world and his fall from grace. It is a user driven ...
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13/11/2012 / Featured, Games, Theory

In 1958, the American physicist William Higinbotham created what is one of the first instances of what we would today call a modern "video game". The game, named Tennis For Two, was built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for their ...
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02/11/2012 / Featured, Processing, Review

Can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? Can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations ...
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Golan Levin Following the success of the first Resonate festival that took place in March 2012, Magnetic Field B in collaboration with CreativeApplications.Net and Dom Omladine in Belgrade are pleased to announce the new edition of the festival, taking place 21-23 ...
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19/10/2012 / c++, Featured, Java, Other

Created by Stefanie Mueller, Pedro Lopes, and Patrick Baudisch at Hasso Plattner Institute - Potsdam, the project introduces a new way of working with fabrication tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers by removing the CAD system from the ...
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11/10/2012 / Featured, openFrameworks

Geoffrey Lillemon with Random studio in Amsterdam brings classic romantic painting and drawing style to technology by creating a new website showcasing the latest collection by the German fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm.
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01/10/2012 / Featured, Javascript

Italian author and meta-fabelist Italo Calvino arranged a grid of tarot cards as an engine to propel his 1973 novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies. The interwoven lines and columns of this grid were used by a narrator to reconstruct the ...
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The Abyss is a 3d space where custom programs (creatures) can be built and released. By creating one or more creatures, this tutorial aims to provide an introduction into graphics, animation, interaction with Processing and expand the boundaries and the variety of ...
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McLaren approached MarshmallowLaserFeast for a teaser for the launch of their new car, the P12. Initially the job revolved around projection mapping, to project on (a model of) the car, something the MLF team wanted to avoid. Working directly with the ...
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17/09/2012 / Featured, Processing, Tutorials

In this hands-on tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turn YOU into an interactive virtual polygon. How awesome is that? To realise our creative end goal we will be using Processing and several of it's contributed ...
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22/08/2012 / Featured, Objects, WebApp

Created by Boris Meister at ECAL, Above the Cloud is an atlas about social networks archeology, death and digital marks left in distress on the internet. Boris attempts to present the complex subject and, above all, explain it by creating an object - book, ...
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10/08/2012 / Events, Featured, Theory

Visualizations are created to make data more legible. They are intended to give us a neutral portrait, so to speak, of how collections of data relate to each other. In so doing, they make information accessible to us that would ...
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02/08/2012 / Environment, Featured

Over the last two months CAN has drawn attention to many of the integrated AV performance projects featured at MUTEK 2012. This has taken some time as there was no shortage of material to choose from. Occupying quite a prominent ...
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Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as ...
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24/07/2012 / Featured, openFrameworks, Other, vvvv

A hemisphere of 5,500 white blocks occupies the air, each hanging from above in a pattern which repeats in order and disorder. Pixels play over the physical blocks as an emulsion of digital light within the physical space, producing a ...
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18/07/2012 / Featured, Flash, iOS, Objects

Created by Joelle Aeschlimann at ECAL, Little Boxes is a music box prototype created for the iPad. It consists of a tangible part composed of three separate music boxes that interact with an iPad in different ways. When placed the device, turning the lever generates the ...
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11/07/2012 / Featured, Theory

Created by Ubi de Feo, “from 0 to C” is a series of workshops that aim to teach programming using a tangible approach. Learning how to program requires pragmatic thinking and "advanced problem solving" and through the use of tangible, hand-made ...
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Now in its 22nd year, the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase hit Cannes again, unveiling another presentation of the new directorial talent. Marshmallow Laser Feast (Robin McNicholas, Memo Akten and Barnaby Steel) were the creative and technical directors of the production which ...
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27/06/2012 / Arduino, Featured, Objects

"Living Artefacts" is a project by Stefan Schwabe, a student of Design Interactions at the Royal College of Art. Stefan is exploring the subject of "natural" and "artificial" by using bacterial cellulose to harvest artefacts.
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27/06/2012 / Events, Featured, Other, Sound

The Evil Eye project is the result of a residency by Belgium collective Indianen at the Frans Masereel Center, a center for printmaking in Kasterlee. The project investigates how printmaking could produce another kind of information, transforming material into an object with ...
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20/06/2012 / Arduino, Featured, Scripts

The Superstitious Fund Project is a trading algorithm that operates Superstitiously designed by Shing Tat Chung, a student of Design Interactions at the RCA. It is is a live experiment in which an algorithm trades based on superstitious beliefs. Shing designed the autonomous algorithm ...
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14/06/2012 / Events, Featured, Review

photo: unknown8bit For the last 13 years the end of May has signalled a global convergence of electronic music enthusiasts in Montreal for a week of performance, networking and revelry. It is no small feat that the MUTEK festival has grown ...
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28/05/2012 / Featured, Scripts

If a picture says more than a thousand words – and current internet dynamics tend to agree – what would a visual guide to the English vocabulary, contemporary and 'webresentative', look like? Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and ...
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27/05/2012 / Cinder, Featured, Objects, Processing

Nervous System's trademark portfolio of generative cups, lamps and jewlery has 'grown' an unlikely new product: jigsaw puzzles. Expanding the radius of an immaculate practise isn't easy, yet partners Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have produced a perfect fit: Generative ...
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Several prominent currents run through the oeuvre of Montreal's Matthew Biederman – data systems, politics, broadcast media, performance and the promotion of awareness of northern landscapes and cultures. Another interest that is evident across Biederman's body of work is colour, a ...
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24/05/2012 / c++, Featured, Objects, Other

'Signal To Noise' is the latest installation by LAb[au], immersing the spectator in patterns of sonic motion produced by 512 recycled mechanical split-flaps.
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(ARL) Affection Research Lab: Affection Stations is a thesis project by Salvador Orara searching for ways to reconnect to our devices to facilitate revelations. They are designed as immersive installations which listen, and transcode a device's unique incidental sound, exposing them to be ...
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24/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other

Created by Brandon Kruysman and Jonathan Proto, Hot Networks explores the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics.  Using custom built software called esperant.O developed by Kruysman-Proto, Hot Networks is a collaboration of five industrial robot arms, with different tools and tasks, operating as ...
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24/04/2012 / Featured, Other

Z/Z/Z/ is a project hatched by Daniel Rehn and Sarah Caluag dedicated to "describing the dimension of cultural artifacts that are difficult to explain using natural language". This endeavour deploys a custom visualization workflow to break down footage from film, ...
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19/04/2012 / Featured, Theory

Digital culture, for all of its inherent reflexivity, can be surprisingly dumb when it comes to reflecting critically upon itself. However, when it does, ideas mash quickly, and the fast moving meme emerging around The New Aesthetic is a fascinating ...
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