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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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21/04/2014 / Objects

Christoph Bader & Dominik Kolb (deskriptiv) are currently working on an algorithm as an application that produces procedural sculptures ready for 3D printing. The software, currently designed for the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 tablet, allows for the creation of complex symmetrical ...
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19/03/2014 / Objects, Sound

Created by Quadrature, including Sebastian Neitsch, Jan Bernstein and Clara Iannotta, 12 is a sound machine comprised of 12 custom built music boxes with specially tuned lamellae controlled by on/off switches and knobs. Each knob controls the speed the music-box handle and when combined, the device becomes ...
    CONSTI2GO-Thibault-Brevet-2 copy

12/03/2014 / Objects

Created by Thibault Brevet, CONSTI2GO is a portable device that allows, on the press of a button, to print copies of the US Constitution by hijacking the existing network of standard receipt printers. Thibault first prototyped the electronics with an Arduino and ...
    EM table - FDDS - J9A3381 - credit Bart Pajak copy 2

13/12/2013 / Objects

Created by Florian Dussopt, EM table is an experimental object that is able to produce a localised electromagnetic field when switched on. The aim of the project is to explore less known aspect of energies, electromagnetic possibilities and possible new interactions. This table ...
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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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30/09/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Felix Heibeck while studying the "Digital Media" Program at the University of Bremen, Cuboino is a tangible, digital extension for the marble-game Cuboro. The system consists of a set of cubes that are seamlessly compatible with the cuboro cubes. In ...
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20/09/2013 / Objects

Created by Benjamin Muzzin for his Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, Full Turn explores the third dimension using the frame of a flat screen. By rotating screen around its central point at very high speed, Benjamin is able ...
    void_03 copy

27/08/2013 / Environment, Objects

Ever since Jürg Lehni's printer mechanic sculptures artists have been inspired to build own mechanical drawing bots. Hektor (with Uli Franke), followed by Rita, Viktor have not only been vertical representations of mechanical drawings devices such as traditional plotters but they have utilised ...
    balance-from-within-jacob-tonski_03 copy

26/08/2013 / Objects

Created by Jacob Tonski, artist-in-residence at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, "Balance from Within" is an installation that includes a 170-year-old Victorian sofa which balances precariously on one leg, continuously teetering, responding internally to external forces. Inside the body of the sofa, ...
    yuri-suzuki-colour-chaser_12 copy

22/08/2013 / Events, Kids, Objects

Back in 2008, for his Royal College of Art graduation show, Yuri Suzuki presented work which involved an innovative way of playing conventional vinyl records, including a miniature electric circuit constructed from pieces of old records on which small cars circulate and ...
    polybius-james-houston_04 copy

22/08/2013 / Objects, Sound

Scottish artist and filmmaker James Houston has been toying with the idea of recreating music using old computer hardware for some years now - much before the HP ad, utilising dead media as an instrument, picking out recognisable sounds these ...
    Replicants-Lorna-Barnshaw_03 copy

20/08/2013 / Objects

Created by UK-based artist Lorna Barnshaw, Replicants is a collection of 3D printed facial studies, each created using a different computer application, software, and printing method as an output source. The aim of the project is to replicate reality as closely ...
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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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23/07/2013 / c++, Objects

Created by Brian Harms, the aim of this project is to blur the line between processes of design and fabrication by increasing the fluidity of the fabrication process through coordinated material and robotic processes. Thanks to gelatinous medium and the process injecting and ...
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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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09/07/2013 / Objects, Processing

Listening to the Ocean on a Shore of Gypsum Sand is a collaborative project between Gene Kogan, Phillip Stearns, and Dan Tesene which is comprised of algorithmically generating 3d printed forms created for the sole purpose of listening to the “ocean”. In ...
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08/07/2013 / Objects

Created during the post-grad studies at the RCA/Design Interactions, Secret history of Human-animal Baby-pet is a project Lingxizhu Meng that looks at possible implication if the act of genetically combining human with animal DNA was not illegal, nor did it violate moral or ...
    The Chime

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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11/06/2013 / Objects

Realised by the students of MA of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for CAAD and supervised by Manuel Kretzer, Resinance is part of an ongoing series of projects exploring the potential use of smart materials in an architectural context. Influenced by ...
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03/06/2013 / Objects, Other

MATAERIAL is the result of the collaborative research between Petr Novikov, Saša Jokić from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) and Joris Laarman Studio. The project is a new method of additive manufacturing that allows for creating 3D ...
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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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27/05/2013 / Objects

In the increasing world of things where objects are no longer critically assessed based on just their aesthetic appearance and function, Cohen Van Balen address the politics of technology through the process of manufacture in their new project 75 WATT. “A labourer ...
    Venus of Google

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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08/05/2013 / Objects

The project is now on Kickstarter. Please support by pledging here. Before photography, cameras, computer vision and facial recognition, in 1807 Sir William Hyde Wollaston invented Camera Lucida - an optical aid to help artists create realistic drawings. Around that time lenses and mirrors ...
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03/05/2013 / Games, Objects

Ming Mecca combines the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console. Created with love for all things retrofuture, an ontological toy and a videogame easel, Ming Mecca brings to you fingertips a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from ...
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02/05/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Nikolas Schmid-Pfähler and Carolin Liebl, Vincent & Emily are two self-willed robots who are in a bizarre conflict between each other and their surroundings. The robots are designed to explore solitude of a partner relationship and their impulses. Mimicking humans, using sounds and ...
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25/04/2013 / Arduino, Kids, Objects

Created by Khalil Klouche and aimed at small children, Knock Knock is a playful calculator which allows calculation on the wood surface by knocking and will give back the answer using the same knocking tone. Components include Arduino board, contact microphones and solenoids. The device ...
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25/04/2013 / Arduino, Environment, Objects, Other

Created by Brookly based VFX and projection design studio Volvoxlabs, Perception of Consequence project represents the idea of consequence and constraints of motion set by the rules of physics. Two fluid-evolving forms are placed in a reversible entropic system and simulated to ...
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22/04/2013 / Objects

Created by tangent:, a design studio based in London and Tokyo, KIHOU (April 2013) is a bubbling brew of liquid light. Served in a small ceramic cube is a sticky translucent liquid, covered with a thin layer of black silicone ...
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