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28/07/2014 / News

School for poetic computation (SFPC) recently opened a new call for participants for the Fall 2014 term. SFPC is a small program run by a group of artists in New York City. Our classes cover a wild mix of technical, ...
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25/07/2014 / Arduino

Created by Sonice Development (Julian Adenauer and Michael Haas), Rising Colorspace is a new installation by the duo for “Metropol Park“ at Köllnischer Park 6-7 in Berlin. It is the third 'systemic robot' installation of their colorspace series. Installation is ...
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22/07/2014 / Featured, Processing, Tutorials

In this tutorial we will show you how to explore the creative possibilities of typography with code. Using the programming environment Processing, we will be going through a wide variety of techniques and algorithms. These code examples all have one ...
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Every once in a while a project comes along that will change how we think, discuss and produce digital art. It's impact derives not so much from features or execution, but from the foresight of the ingenious minds behind them. One such mind is Yugo Nakamura, ...
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21/07/2014 / iOS, openFrameworks

Created by Ed Burton, Icon do better takes on a smart social twist of classic game combined with icon making. The twist in the game is that once a match of falling blocks is made in order to clear the group you have to ...
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18/07/2014 / Events, Objects

Giving More to Gain More is the latest work by London based Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen. The installation, commissioned by Jerwood Visual Arts, includes a series of aluminium structures with programmable LED strips, constructing fragments of text that ...
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16/07/2014 / Objects

Created by Michael Burk & Ann-Katrin Krenz for the Digitale Klasse (Berlin University of the Arts), Kepler's Dream is an aesthetics exploration investigating analog projection in combination with computationally created object which is given a physical shape through 3D printing. ...
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14/07/2014 / vvvv

Created by Kimchi and Chips and commissioned by FutureEverything and the British Council, Light Barrier is the latest installation by Seoul based duo consisting of Elliot Woods and Mimi Son. First shown at New Media Night Festival, Nikola-Lenivets Park (4–6 ...
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09/07/2014 / MaxMSP, Objects

Recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate David Hedberg’s Smile TV is more than a loving homage to the good old ‘campfire inside the living room.’ Made from an open frame CRT monitor and equipped with a computer vision system, ...
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08/07/2014 / openFrameworks

[caption id="attachment_42939" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo by Andrew Meredith[/caption] Created by Zach Lieberman and currently on display at the Barbican's "Digital Revolution" exhibition in London, Play the World invites visitors to perform with a keyboard that finds samples with the same note ...
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04/07/2014 / vvvv

Created by Sebastian Huber, Johannes Timpernagel and Michael Burk (Schnellebuntebilder) , Epilog is a room installation that uses light, sound and haze to create a 25-minute constantly transforming world of moving images and sounds. Visitors are invited to participate by ...
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03/07/2014 / Arduino

Created by Niklas Roy and located at the Tschumi Pavilion in Groningen / The Netherlands, the installation contains 1000 black sponge balls, which are sucked through 150m of transparent pneumatic tubes at high speed. Visitors are invited to operate the ...
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01/07/2014 / Arduino

Latest in the series of installations by Nils Völker is Ninety Six, a site specific setup for the exhibition Höhenrausch at the OÖ Kulturquartier, in Linz, Austria. The plastic bags are selectively inflated and deflated in controlled rhythms, creating wavelike ...
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26/06/2014 / Games

Future Unfolding is a new game by Berlin based game studio Spaces of Play who are behind a number of titles we already mentioned on CAN including the wonderful Spirits. The team is back together working on Future Unfolding, a ...
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25/06/2014 / Processing

Created by Sures Kumar at the RCA Design Interactions, ‘Beyond Blood’ is a project that imagines a legal system where algorithms take over the inheritance process where the deceased has not left a will and the state has to distribute ...
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24/06/2014 / Arduino

Created at FABRICA, Patch of Sky is a set of three Internet connected ambient lamps that share, in real-time, the sky above us. The prototypes, which can be either placed on a table or hung on the wall, are developed ...
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19/06/2014 / Featured, vvvv

Created by Seoul based art and design studio Kimchi and Chips, Lunar Surface is the latest in the series of projects by Elliot Woods and Mimi Son investigating digital light as a semi-material to articulate digital visual mass in physical space. In ...
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18/06/2014 / Environment

Created as a collaboration between Joanie Lemercier and James Ginzburg (one half of emptyset), Nimbes is an audio-visual installation designed for 360º immersive environments. The piece just premièred at the Satosphère, projected on a 18 meter diameter dome and screened ...
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18/06/2014 / Featured, Javascript, Paper Js

Created by Matthias Dörfelt aka Mokafolio, Weird Second-order Loops is a series of computer-generated animation loops that never repeat. Each of the loops is centred around a playful and simple cyclical idea that is a procedural reinterpretation of a long existing ...
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17/06/2014 / CAN Events

[caption id="attachment_42641" align="alignnone" width="640"] Matt Thibideau & Markus Heckman perform Reclusion[/caption] We have allowed enough time to let our eyes rest after a retinally challenging week at EM15 in Montreal and it is time to check in with an overview of the proceedings. EM15 emerged from the combination of Elektra ...
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16/06/2014 / Environment, Objects

Developed at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Minibuilders is a research project comprised of a family of small-scale construction robots capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself. Each of the robots is designed to perform ...
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13/06/2014 / Processing

Created by Joseph Gray, Infinite Sunset uses simple graphical elements to visually describe a sunset seascape ever changing in its sameness. The piece was created to be viewed with various devices/contexts as a sort of digital replacement for the introspective act ...
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10/06/2014 / iOS, iPad, iPhone, Javascript

Created as a collaboration between Jono Brandel (aka jonobr1) and Lullatone, Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit that allows you to play with versatile melodies charged with colourful geometric graphics. Patatap is a progression from Neuronal Synchrony and built ...
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06/06/2014 / Featured

Created by London-based creative agencies Squint/Opera and Hirsch&Mann, Discovery Wall is a wall-sized installation created from thousands of tiny screens and lenses that celebrates the work of the new $650m Belfer Research Building, part of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) ...
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05/06/2014 / HOLO

With HOLO 1 being in the world for a little more than two months, the conversations about the first issue of CAN’s 226-page magazine are beginning to shift. Instead of “Congratulations!” people now ask “How’s the magazine doing?”   The short answer: ...
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05/06/2014 / Android, Cinder, iOS

Created by Tel-Aviv based designer and programmer Ariel Malka, He Liked Thick Word Soup is the latest experiment in the Chronotext series, a growing collection of software experiments exploring the relation between text, space and time. While some apps claim to ...
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04/06/2014 / Objects

Created by Revital Cohen and Tuur van Balen, H / AlCuTaAu is an object created using precious metals and stones mined out of technological objects and transformed back into mineral form. The artificial ore was constructed out of gold (Au), copper (Cu), ...
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04/06/2014 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Flavien Théry, Le blanc n’existe pas (White Does Not Exist) is an installation exploring the reverse of Newton disc, a collection of seven neighbouring colours that when spun give us a synthetic vision of colour white. In this ...
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30/05/2014 / Arduino

With a background in comics & film, Eunyoung Park created this experimental "Mechanical Cartoon" that combines an Arduino, ultrasonic ping sensors and cardboard to transplant his previous expertise to the physical exhibition space, "making it pop up from a page of book and a ...
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29/05/2014 / Arduino, Sound

Created by Lorenzo Bravi, Hit The Beat is a physical drum machine that can play anything, making it possible for everyday objects to become musical instruments. The setup includes a collection of box like objects with solenoid actuators built in, and ...
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