Latest addition to the SCR Label is the beautiful visual art application created by qubibi (Kazumasa Teshigawara) that comes in the form of screensaver for Mac and Windows. Named hello world, this computer generated visual feast allows you to “enjoy the ever-changing, lasting process of creation and existence”.
“You are born.
You feed on, or excrete, others.
(Where do you end? What’s between you and others?)
You bond, discharge, and fertilize with others.
You deteriorate, eventually, or suddenly.
This is your life, for the most part.”
The full version costs $15.00 but you can download the demo to try out at scr.sc/products/helloworld
Previously: Year of the Tiger [Flash]
- VN01 Oscillate [Mac, Windows, Flash] 'Oscillate' is a screensaver created byÂ Ben Stevens now available in both Mac and PC versions. AÂ conceptual version of the traditional clock,Â 'Oscillate'Â is an animated graphic representation of aÂ standard clock whereÂ each line represents a quarter, pulsing in quick succession to reveal the time. The first vector (in red) represents the current hour of the day, the second vector (in green) represents minutes past the hour, and the third vector (in blue) represents the seconds. Each vector progresses outwardly from the centre until a quarter of its cycle is complete, then moves on in a clockwise direction to complete the next. Note that Oscillate screensaver will be available to download for a limited time from July 2009 (now). You better grab it fast. Created using Flash CS4. Ben Stevens is an interactive designer based in London, UK. He specialises in creating innovative interactive experiences for online media, installations & exhibitions, applications, and experimental interactive projects. He works from his studio in Bow, East London. (via millsustwo […]
- Word Clock [Mac, Windows] Word Clock is a free typographic screensaver for Mac OS X and Windows. It displays a fixed list of all numbers and words sufficient to express any possible date and time as a sentence. Word Clock displays time by highlighting appropriate words as each second passes. There are two display modes; Linear (my favoured) and Rotary referencing traditional analogue clocks. Yo can customise typeface, colours language, text type, case and more. The original Word Clock was written in Mac OS X native Cocoa language using the Apple Xcode. The current version is written inÂ Flash ActionScript 3 for the screensaver andÂ Flex for the configuration interface to be cross platform. This is published for Windows using the freeÂ Instant Storm and for Mac OS XÂ some custom open-source Cocoa code. Word Clock was created by Simon Heyes, a graphic designer and programmer living in London. He is also a Creative Director atÂ tonic. You can see usage on this Word Clock flickr group. Download:Â Word Clock Word Clock for Mac, PC, iPhone from Simon Heys on […]
- Virtual Reality Art Show by Geoffrey Lillemon + Random Studio The Nail Polish Inferno is a "Virtual Reality art show accessed through the Oculus Rift". Developed with Unity in combination with 3D Studio Max, Geoffrey once again takes us on a virtual journey of the uncomfortable and […]
- Swimmer [Mac, Windows] Swimmer is a screensaver for both Mac and Windows created by Kazumasa Teshigawara aka qubibi and distributed by the recently launched creative label, SCR. During sleep, you do not have the control over your body, but you are also not totally out of control. Images and dreams come and go. It is as if you are swimming, or being forced to swim, between reality and dream. This artwork features “swimmers” from all walks of life. As long as you let them be, they will keep swimming, for a mere hour or minute of your day. Familiar faces appear in the screensaver, names you may recognise: Takayuki Fukatsu (tiltshift generator, quadcamera), Keita Kitamura (brains behind ffffound), Yugo Nakamura (yugop, tha.ltd..)..and many more. Demo comes free but the full version will cost you mere $8. See video below. For more information, see Kazumasa's blog + app's page […]
- Texture [Mac, Windows] Texture is a screensaver that visualizes waves of the dayâ€™s news inÂ various typefaces created by Kashiwa Sato / Samurai. Available for both Mac and Windows,Â the flash screensaver can also display fonts installed in your computer toÂ act as a random font sampler. You can see the preview of the screensaver here. The screensaver was developed byÂ Takayuki Fukatsu (tha ltd.) also the creator of fantastic QuadCamera and ToyCamera for the iPhone. Art direction / design was provided by Yugo Nakamura (tha ltd.) andÂ creative direction by Kashiwa Sato (samurai) himself . Kashiwa Sato is an award winning Art/Creative Director andÂ a visiting professor of Meiji Gakuin University, member of Tokyo Art Directors Club, member of Tokyo Type Directors Club, and member of Japan Graphic Designers Association. Platform: Mac/Windows Version: N/A Cost: Free Developer:Â tha ltd Download […]
- Minnow [Mac, Windows] Minnow is a playful screensaver by Theodore Watson where little minnows swim around, chase each other and hunt for food. What may not be obvious at first but the surface of the water changes dynamically and readjust itself as you tilt your computer. Only works on MacBooks that include built in accelerometer. Created with openFrameworks Theodore Watson is an artist, designer and experimenter whose work is born out of the curiosity and excitement of designing experiences that come alive and invite people to play. Theodoreâ€™s work ranges from creating new tools for artistic expression, experimental musical systems, to immersive, interactive environments with full-body interaction. His recent work includes the Graffiti Research Lab's Laser Tag, laser graffiti system and Funky Forest, an immersive interactive ecosystem for young children. Theodore works together with Zachary Lieberman on openFrameworks, which is an open source library for writing creative code in C++. Minnow is a part of collection of screensavers nowÂ available via just launched scr.sc by tha ltd (via)Â where you can get others including Kaza by tha ltd and Hana by Andreas MÃ¼ler we mentioned in the past few months. Platform: Mac, Windows Version: 1.0 Cost: $10.00 (free to try) Developer: Theodore Watson Minnow Minnow by Theodore Watson from scr on […]
- SoundyThingie [iPad, oF, Mac, Windows] Created by by Hansi Raber, SoundyThingie is an iPad application that translates drawn lines into sound. The lines can be modified in a variety of ways including the vertical position of a line which determines it's pitch, lines at the top of the screen sound high, lines at the bottom sound low and drawing speed determines volume. The faster you draw, the louder a line will be. In addition, there are a number of buttons to press and knobs to turn to influence individual sounds and you can move the lines or connect them together. Soundythingie began life as “controlling other properties” example provided by Zach Lieberman during the OpenFrameworks Workshop at Fabrica. Hansi also created a Windows and Mac version of Soundythingie which are available for download at Linien Musik (see movie below). If you wish to have a look at the code, you can also download the source here. Platform: iPad Version: 1.0 Cost: $2.99 Developer: Hansi Raber See also Sonic Wire Sculptor which is currently available for the iPhone and very soon for the […]
- Balloon Experiment [Processing, Mac, Windows] I've been following Manny Tan's for about 10 years now or so and it's a great pleasure to introduce him to CA readers. In case you missed his work, Manny belongs to the generation of early creative code flash developers alongside people like Joshua Davis, Lia, Yugop and others. His site, uncontrol (the old version you can see here) was flooded with beautiful flash experiments that I and many other downloaded and played with over and over again. Most if not all experiments have download code button meaning Manny was always about sharing. In the recent years, Manny got a little quiet, focusing on his work at Method and most recently at Microsoft, working on projects most of you have heard of. Recently, Manny has been playing with Processing and Ballon Experiment is one of those projects, inspired by Jeff Koons. My idea was to create a randomly generated balloon animals, looking specifically at how the joints are connected from segment to segment. Each segment has a specific length and a specific rotation which would be nested into the next segment until the dog shape emerges. It seemed simple and straightforward enough until I started rotating each balloon segment in 3d space. I assumed all rotations would be easy to create using only the base x,y,z axis rotations but boy was I wrong. Once I started nesting the segments it became harder and harder to predict where the rotations would end up. There was no easy way to solve this and the deadline was fast approaching so I had to shelf the project until I solve the rotation issue. Manny beautifully documents the process. Step by step, it's wonderful to see how complex the simple things can be. Of course, the end result is beautiful and you can see each step at the time as an applet, app download for Mac/Windows + source. Head over to balloon.uncontrol.com and have a […]
Posted on: 06/08/2010
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