Google co-founder Sergey Brin was recently photographed riding the NYC subway sporting a stealthy head-to-toe black outfit and a prototype pair of Google Glass eyewear. There has been some speculation that this man in black represents the future of augmented reality (AR), but that commentary is incorrect. The future of AR wears white. The future of […]
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 projects of 2012. Like last year, there is no mechanism in deciding these and neither-nor all […]
We have already seen what CAN would be like if it was a magazine but what about Radio? Well, we are quite confident that if we ever did that, Artists in Laboratories on ResonanceFM by our dear friend Regine Debatty from WeMakeMoneyNotArt would make a perfect precedent. (image above Koen Vanmechelen – via) Regine Debatty reports […]
Emily Jacir – Mateiral for a Film How might we explain the ascent, pervasiveness and popular appeal of digital art? This is not the question that CUNY Graduate Center associate professor Claire Bishop chose to answer in her recent “Digital Divide” article, published in the September issue of Artforum. Instead, Bishop conducts a broad survey […]
CAN is very selective when choosing what goes on the blog and what doesn’t. This can sometimes be a difficult task forcing us to make some hard choices. Until now we have used Twitter or Facebook to share those links to projects and news that just do not fit with the rest of the content […]
Over the last few years there has been no shortage of festivals and RFPs exploring themes of ‘urban hacking’. That said, every now and then a gem comes along. A hyper-organized call for proposals organized by San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA) was recently launched and—with $25K in available funding—it is promising […]
Presenting at SIGGRAPH earlier this week, Disney researchers showed off REVEL, experimental technology for adding virtual textures to everyday objects using electrical charge. You can touch two-dimensional objects, projections or objects in the distance and receive sensation of touching a texture or even a whole, complete three-dimensional object.
For the second time this year we are very pleased to welcome our dear friends YouWorkForThem as the sponsors of CreativeApplications.Net. Today we share a little story about how Proce55ing typeface came to be and how the same two people, 8k miles apart, met in person by pure chance.
We’ve heard a lot about Higgs Boson particle and CERN in the last few weeks but very little about a very interesting programme running currently there with Julius von Bismarck as it’s resident. Lunched earlier this year, the ‘Prix Ars Electronica Collide@CERN Digital Arts Prize’ was awarded to Julius in conjunction with a two-month residency at CERN. While everyone […]
There has been no shortage of interest in unmanned aerial vehicles over the past few years. While the legalities of unchecked extrajudicial assassinations is probably not the primary concern of CAN readers, the creative (and critical) potential of semi-autonomous robots is. The New Inquiry Senior Editor Malcolm Harris recently conducted a fascinating interview with artist/director Alex Rivera […]
Interactivos?09 – Garage Science, photo: Alejandro Tamayo A call for proposals for the upcoming instalment of Medialab-Prado’s excellent Interactivos? research platform has been posted and it looks quite promising. “Interactivos?’12 Dublin: Hack the City. Current and Future Needs” is being produced in collaboration with Science Gallery to facilitate the production of projects that engage urban infrastructure and discourse.
In case you’ve never seen or heard our dear friend and guest writer Jer Thorp speak on stage, this is a simple must. His talk from TEDxVancouver last November is finally online. Jer talks about the summer of 1985, when his father came home with a classic Mac. Loaded on that machine was a revolutionary program called […]