When Sifteo Cubes launched back in 2011, Stimulant created an application LoopLoop for which they shared two 2012 Interaction Design Awards with Sifteo. When asked if they would like to play with some next-generation hardware, they couldn’t resist. The result is BlissBomb, an exploratory, meditative application that mixes procedurally-drawn graphics with calming sound.
Created by Seoul based media arts group Jonpasang, Hyper-Matrix is an installation created for the Hyundai Motor Group Exhibition Pavilion in Korea, the 2012 Yeosu EXPO site. The installation comprises a specially made steel construction to support thousands of stepper motors that control 300x300mm cubes that project out of the internal facade of the building.
Created by Yoichi Ochiai, Alexis Oyama and Keisuke Toyoshima, Colloidal Display is a peculiar projection screen that combines a mixture of two colloidal liquids to create a three dimensional membrane. A standard projector is directed at the bubble creates an image, which appears to be floating in the air.
Commissioned by the Greater London Authority as part of Wonder series that are celebrating Olympics and Paralympics, Bloom is designed and developed by Alisa Andrasek and Jose Sanchez from The Bartlett School of Architecture at UCL. Designed in neon pink (the official Olympics color), Bloom is conceptualized as an urban toy that seeks the engagement of […]
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.
Botanicus Interacticus is the tatest project created at Disney Research by Ivan Poupyrev in collaboration with Philipp Schoessler, Jonas Loh/Studio NAND, and Munehiko Sato. The project is concerned with developing technology for designing “highly expressive interactive plants”, both living and artificial. Driven by the rapid fusion of computing and living spaces, the team take interaction […]
Created by Quinten Swagerman, Jasper van Loenen and Mr. Stock, the Pristitrope is a modification of the zoetrope, a pre-cinematic optical toy that shows short, looped animations. Instead of using static illustrations, Pristitrope is equipped with 18 tiny LCD screens, merging a digital way of showing images with an analogue way of showing their movement.
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 habitat for digital forms to exist in our world. This is “Assembly”, the latest installation […]
Created by Helge Hjorth Bentsen at ECAL, the “English Dictionary of Neologisms 2011” and also known as “A Buttload of Schmick Words” presents new words compiled during the past year. With entries structured as a narrative, the reader discovers current trends, events, and phenomena which mirror today’s society. Each word is illustrated and shows a personal […]
Created by Mathieu Rivier at ECAL University of Art and Design, Light Form is a sculpture that explores different forms of representations and interactions using a solid but uneven display. The faceted landscape is built on a plinth with integrated projector and infra red sensing to display content that is constrained to the form of […]
Even when judged against its usual high standards, MUTEK 2012 was a stellar year for AV performance. In addition to the A/Visions program, there were a number of other noteworthy shows, screenings and installations that reinforced the prominence of real time graphics and ‘cinematic ambience’ across the festival. Whether it was Jeff Mills’ figure poised […]
Created in collaboration with Specialmoves, DIY City 0.01a (alpha stage) is a project conceptualised by Usman Haque some five years ago and now prototyped and demoed at the Specialmoves HQ. It allows users to create own creatures and let them “hijack the city”.