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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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    Best Friends

27/01/2012 / Objects, Other

Is post social media friendship an emotional investment of diminishing returns? It really depends who you ask. Midwest-based designer Colin Pinegar's recent BFA project Best Friends definitely calls the authenticity of ubiquitous connectivity into question, or at least adds some ...
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27/01/2012 / Featured, iPad, iPhone, Theory

Bowyer is a new company by Vadik Marmeladov, Sergey Filippov, a man known as "The Client", and Ilya Kolganov. In this interview we talk through their first collaborations, philosophy, process, commercial projects, and future plans. "Craftmanship is attention to details. Luxury is ...
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26/01/2012 / iPad

First app post-Biophilia: MotionPhone by Scott Snibbe Studio is a network-enabled interactive app for communicating with animated colors, shapes, and movement. This application was Scott's first work of interactive art, created more than twenty years ago and now released in a ...
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26/01/2012 / c++

pocode is a new open-source C++ library designed by Potion for the production of interactive media across multiple platforms. The frameworks provides a robust, high-performance software infrastructure that allows for the creation of all types of software, from simple visual ...
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24/01/2012 / iPad, iPhone, Sound

Karl Bartos (electronic musician, ex-Kraftwerk, co-composer of songs like The Robots, The Model, Computer World,...) and Masayuki Akamatsu (media artist and author of various iPhone apps) created a 16 step music sequencer now available for free on the AppStore. Created ...
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23/01/2012 / Featured, Theory

(This essay was commissioned by Centre national des arts plastiques for Graphisme en France 2012) - Edited by Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams - Technical mastery and innovation are part of the rich history of visual design. The printing press is the quintessential example ...
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23/01/2012 / openFrameworks, Other

'It’s You' and 'All the Universe is Full of the Lives of Perfect Creatures' are two most recent projects by Karolina Sobecka, previously a Creative Director at The Ebeling Group’s motion graphic studio Convert, now one of the founding members of Flighphase. Two ...
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22/01/2012 / openFrameworks

Few months ago Flightphase were brought to this project by HUSH Studios as an Art and Technology Director to create, in collaboration with HUSH and 160over90, the image-based responsive environment at the University of Dayton. The 36-foot wall at the ...
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The Product, a Berlin-based design studio with a focus on objects, space and interaction, was commissioned by Volkswagen to develop a set of visuals for an interactive musical performance for the premiere of the New Beetle at the 2011 IAA ...
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20/01/2012 / c++, Objects, Other

Still Life by Scott Garner is an interactive wall piece that takes traditional still life painting and ads a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount. Years ago I had the idea of a still life painting that wasn’t so still, but ...
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20/01/2012 / Mac, openFrameworks

The Software (Corrupt.Video) allows its users to glitch videos stored on their computer, videos from their webcam or their desktop in realtime. When a clip is recorded, a 10 seconds video and an animated GIF are saved locally and automatically ...
    waveshaper

19/01/2012 / iPad, openFrameworks, Sound

WaveShaper by Damien Di Fede is an audio synthesis app that lets you control a sound wave on an iPad. Use two fingers to control four parameters in real-time shaping and deforming included 20 audio files or  add your own audio ...
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19/01/2012 / iPad

Considering that your usual daily environment apparently contains somewhere between 5k - 10k objects (ref), Configuration Space by Sam Kronick should provide a nice breakout zone. Sam refers to it as "A minimalist tool for re-imaging/re-imagining familiar spaces", the app generates an ...
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18/01/2012 / Arduino, vvvv

Created by Bartholomäus Traubeck, Years is a record player that translates wood's year rings into sound. Using a ps eye camera, the grain on the slices of wood is read and converted into music. Includes modified turntable, computer, camera, acrylic glass, veneer, ...
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18/01/2012 / Objects, Other, Scripts

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 ...
    After Dark Flying Toasters

17/01/2012 / Mac, Windows

While the euphoric, dynamic forms of computational artist Marius Watz are probably quite familiar to CAN readers, the artist's curatorial and educational undertakings should definitely not to be overlooked. As an extension of his practice, Marius consistently organizes prescient and ...
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13/01/2012 / Featured, Games, Review

From Roger Ebert's pedantic proclamation that "video games can never be art" to the clichéd fawning over the truckloads of revenue generated by each new release in the Modern Warfare series, gaming consistently inspires overarching conversations about media and culture. ...
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12/01/2012 / c++, Cinder, Featured, Tutorials

By Stephen Schieberl and Joshua Noble We've heard it plenty of times when people are talking about working with the Kinect: "we'll just get the point cloud and turn it a mesh". You may have even thought that yourself at some ...
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11/01/2012 / Environment, Objects

The City of Lille (FR) commissioned the Rotterdam studio of media artist, architect and 2009 Dutch Design Price winner Daan Roosegaarde to build Lotus Dome (2011-2012), an upcoming living aluminum foil structure that 'blooms' in response to touch and warmth. ...
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11/01/2012 / Featured, openFrameworks

Puppet Parade is an interactive installation by Emily Gobeille and Theo Watson of Design I/O that allows children to use their arms to puppeteer larger than life creatures projected on the wall in front of them. This dual interactive setup allows children ...
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09/01/2012 / Theory

Mitchell Whitelaw, #climatedata proposal (2009) One of the most articulate and accessible voices within the generative art scene is undoubtedly the Canberra-based scholar/practitioner Mitchell Whitelaw. Given his relative (internet) silence over the last year, news of an interview—conducted by Paul Prudence, no less—published in ...
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07/01/2012 / Arduino, Objects

[Photo: S.T. Heizmann] What looks like a time-lapse recording of bioluminescent critters roaming the deep sea floor is in fact a swarm of 9 autonomous UV light emitting robots inhabiting a 1 x 2 meter phosphorescent surface. Created by Mey Lean Kronemann, ...
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04/01/2012 / Javascript, Processing

Here is a portfolio of a french web designer named Gildas Paubert experimenting with processing js. (go in the « play mode ! » section).
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03/01/2012 / Environment, Other, Sound

[Photo: Anne Helmond] Crackle-canvas is an ongoing electronics project of the Netherlands-based media artist Tom Verbruggen (aka token). This endeavour playfully challenges the conventions of artistic consumption by reimagining gallery space as an interactive musical playground rather than an arena of ...
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29/12/2011 / Games, Mac

“Boy uncertain of his sister’s faith enters limbo” is the tag line of the absolutely wonderful game "Limbo", now available for Mac! The game takes on a journey of a boy that transverses through the ‘horrible world’ challenged by obstacles which gradually ...
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29/12/2011 / Processing, Sound

A few months ago, Marc Tiedemann got asked to come up with an animations for the upcoming documentary "DAIKU | 10000 Japaner singen Beethovens Neunte" to be aired 31.12.2011 15:20 on ARTE. They required a main title and graphics within the movie. Friedemann Hottenbacher, the director ...
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“All Eyes On You” by Britzpetermann are bunch of varied sized eyes that follow the passers-by. The team used a high quality projector and semi-matt foil to project the eyes on the window. They are rendered by a WebGL frontend using a ...
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23/12/2011 / Mac, Windows

Created by Ted Martins, Fireplace is a type controlled pixel art fireplace for your mac or pc to stay warm this xmas. Type words to interact with the fireplace or just sit back and enjoy. The log burns down to ...
    Amnon Owed - ARtut Header

22/12/2011 / Featured, Processing, Tutorials

All of the visuals in the above video were created using NyArtoolkit for Processing. NyARToolkit is an augmented reality toolkit built with 100% pure Java. It is derived from ARToolkit-2.72.1. Like Processing itself it’s open source and free! In this ...
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21/12/2011 / Featured, iPad, iPhone, News

Another year of iPhone/iPad development but there haven't been many apps that have caught our eye as there have been in the past. Nevertheless few that stood above the rest, both in their conception and how they make us think about technology. ...
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