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HOLO 1

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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17/04/2014 / Arduino, MaxMSP

Some seven months ago Squarepusher and WARP records released a video titled Z-Machines, comprised of hand built robots showcasing the stupendous chops of the robot guitarist, drummer and keyboard player. The video and installation was created in collaboration by the roboticist’s ...
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16/04/2014 / HOLO

We are thrilled to announce that HOLO 1 is now shipping from our distribution hub in Berlin! After more than a year of work, CAN’s print spin-off is now headed around the world! Dedicated to chronicling ‘emerging trajectories in art, science, and ...
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16/04/2014 / Events

Created by Ralf Baecker and produced by the LEAP gallery in Berlin, Mirage is an installation that uses muscle wires to move a mirror that reflects a laser beam into a shape of a landscape. Currently installed in the LEAP gallery, the piece the ...
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16/04/2014 / Cinder, iOS

Created by Kris Meeusen and Lab101 for one of their favourite Belgium bands Nid & Sancy, The Cut up Jeans Technique is an iOS app that plays the new album as long as you shake your device. All animations are ...
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16/04/2014 / Arduino, openFrameworks

Created by the panGenerator collective, Macrofilm is a permanent interactive installation for The Museum of The History of Polish Jews. The team was asked to create unique interactive installation for the Resource Center of The Museum that allows the visitors to browse through some stories of Polish ...
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14/04/2014 / Featured, Tutorials

Video projectors are one of the most important tools for creators of interactive installations. The information for projectors is available on various websites, but this 2 part guide will focus on their use in production and interactive environments. Part 1 ...
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14/04/2014 / iOS, openFrameworks

Created by Eric Rieper, Wake Up With the World is a an iOS application that turns your wake up alarm into musical collaborative experience. When you wake your GPS coordinates are translated into musical notes and combined with those of every other ...
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21/03/2014 / Processing

Created by Lafkon duo consisting of Benjamin Stephan and Christoph Haag, etcpp is an animation created using Processing and a Pen Plotter where animation frames are drawn into various granular matter. The project started during a pitch for collaborative animation project and ...
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21/03/2014 / Games, Unity

Like it's predecessors from the 80s and 90s including the early Grand Theft Auto titles and more recent Retro City Rampage, RIOT is a tributes and homages to the genre of games that take the idea of violence and transform ...
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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 ...
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17/03/2014 / Review

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more influential pair of practitioners working within the ‘critical design’ space than Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby, and rightly so, given they coined the term almost two decades ago. In recent years the duo ...
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17/03/2014 / Arduino

Created by Florian Born, Aerosol explores what happens when we reverse the common process of transferring physical systems into virtual ones. The project is an experiment that investigates exactly this by using a particle system and the emergent appearance. A taut fabric ...
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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 ...
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12/03/2014 / Arduino

Created by Aisen Caro Chacin, a graduate from Parsons, Scent Rhythm is a timekeeping device that maps relational olfactory sequences to the body's circadian cycle. The device, which you can build yourself following the instructions available on the site, attempts ...
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10/03/2014 / Arduino, Processing

Created by Seoul based artist Teo Park, "May the Force be With You" is a kinetic installation that invites visitors to interact with an interactive water tank. The tank uses gravitational force driven by the position of the viewer's hand ...
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06/03/2014 / Games

Over the past few months, in preparation for our Book of Eniarof crowdfunding campaign, we have been exploring the use of playing cards as a method for designing and developing games, concepts, attractions, and playful art objects of various ilk. There is a curious ...
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04/03/2014 / CAN Events

Five years in the running, organised by Rhizomatiks and curated by Daito Manabe, Flying Tokyo has been the home for international artists working in the field of art and technology to present their work to the Japanese audience. Over the ...
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03/03/2014 / Unity

Created for an installation in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary Pictoplasma Festival in Berlin, this is an app/toy/thing David OReilly made for the Oculus Rift with a little help from  Damien Di Fede. The experiment allows you to see your reflection as a ...
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03/03/2014 / Arduino

Created by Francesco Tacchini in collaboration with Julinka Ebhardt and Will Yates-Johnson, Space Replay is a hovering object that explores and manipulates transitional public spaces by constantly recording and replaying their ambient sounds. The object is aimed to produce "a delayed echo of human activity" ...
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28/02/2014 / openFrameworks

Exploring the concepts of generative art with the language of cinema, Fractal Film is a collaboration between video artist Delphine Doukhan and generative artist Antoine Schmitt. The project includes a very precisely choreographed scene shot in very high definition (5K) ...
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28/02/2014 / Video

Latest from Zeitguised comes in the form of macro-organisms. The motion triptych shows an interpretation of what the initial concepts would have looked liked if they were not realised as a line of runway clothes but spontaneously realized themselves as autonomous life ...
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24/02/2014 / Android, Featured

Google's got a new consumer hardware initiative. It's a mobile phone with machine vision eyes, ultra-fast inner-ears and spatially aware brains. And around that 5" Android reference hardware, they're trying to coordinate the biggest party in Spatial Computing this side ...
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20/02/2014 / Arduino, Processing, Sound

Created by Felix Faire and on display at the Royal Academy in London for "Sensing Spaces" Friday Late event tomorrow (21st Feb), Contact is an acoustic research project that turns any hard surface into an interface. The project is part of work in progress ...
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17/02/2014 / Processing

For about a year now generative artist Lia has been exploring 3d printing by analysing filament and the movements of the printhead. Rather than just having 3d models printed out, Lia has been interested in the possibilities of the process by defining ...
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14/02/2014 / Sound

Ototo is an initiative by London based Dentaku (Mark McKeague and Yuri Suzuki) to bring the all-in-one musical invention kit to everyone. The kit  allows you to make an instrument any way you want and has everything you need to make sound interactive: ...
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13/02/2014 / Arduino, vvvv

Created by Michael Burk at the Berlin University of the Arts, "Therefore I Am" is a project exploring prenatal diagnostics - the measurement of a human before birth. Michael is concerned with the consequences and ethics as scientists encode our DNA further and further. This ...
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13/02/2014 / iPhone

When Lauren McCarthy went out on dates where other people we suggesting her next action she did't really know what to expect but it was definetly interesting. During a series of dates with people she meet on the internet she ...
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13/02/2014 / Video

We are always fond of projects that use Desktop as a creative landscape. From Screen Capture to Sound by Satoru Higa to 114.psd Type by Emilio Gomariz these projects manipulate the predictable to produce the exquisite. The latest experiment in the similar category ...
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12/02/2014 / MaxMSP, Processing

Created by Hyun Ju Song and Mi Lyoung Bae, The Moment is an exploration of language, how the meaning is formed from words. Hyun Ju Song describes a situation when people face an absurd situation in Korea, they say "It ...
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11/02/2014 / Featured, Unity

Inspired by atmospheric landscape painting from JW Turner to Peter Doig and the computational lifeforms of Carl Sims, Radiohead - Polyfauna is a collaboration between Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything. Described as "a living, breathing, growing touchscreen ...
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