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 to make decisions based on lunar cycles and numerology. It is also programmed to develop […]
Sander Veenhof is exploring whether QR-codes are dead or not in a series of projects that examine their validity as an artistic medium.
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 designers from London (UK), found out when they replaced the 21,000 words found in your […]
Video below is the result of a workshop held last week at SCI-Arc teaching students about synchronous robotics. We already covered SCI-Arc robotics here, but the results this time are bullet time light drawings which instead of being constrained to a bullet time camera rig have the freedom to be viewed from any perspective.
For re:publica, one of Europe’s largest conferences about social media, blogging and the digital society, Precious design studio created an analogue twitter wall to deter visitors from their usual stares at the digital screens by bringing the virtual to the physical space and creating action around it. During the course of 3 days a total […]
Approxymotion and MisPortraits are two projects by Peter A Vikar currently an ESTm post-graduate studies at Sci-Arc, Los Angeles, designing material interactions with six-axis robot arms. Approxymotion is research project focusing on motion based forming while MisPortraits looks at the levels of accidentally with 6 axis robots doing feltpen graphics.
Created by Ben Cowell-Thomas, Lightplot is a robotic 3D light painting system. Animation is exported from 3DS Max, and imported into the Lightplot software which then drives a robotic arm to draw the models in the air. The software also controls a DSLR camera to take long exposure photographs of each frame of animation.
Is there such a thing as too much luck? Boris Petrovsky’s installation The Army of Luck that recently premiered at Art Karlsruhe 2012 leaves you with no less than 520 waving Maneki Neko (=lucky) cats to find out. Mounted on a massive 8m wide and 3m high altar and operating like a 520 pixel cat-matrix, Petrovsky’s […]
Selfsurfing is a Chrome extension that creates a self-surfing, auto-updating clone of Jonas Lund’s browser in real time. Jonas’ browser has a server extension installed which transmits the current state of his browser to a intermediate server, which holds all relevant information. This information is then picked up by Selfsurfing extension.
Ishac Bertran sent us details about his latest project – Code and Poetry: Lately I’ve been sketching an experimental project about Code and Poetry. This two terms have been connected for many reasons – I thought it would be interesting to explore the most literal meaning of it, using code to write traditional poetry. Code has […]
One Piece at a Time by Jonathan Brand is a 3D paper version of a 1969 Ford Mustang. Stuck for cash, Jonathan had to sell his Mustang to buy a diamond engagement ring. The sculpture is almost as complete as the original including the body and interior. The details of the car are based more on his memory […]