The face of the EU is a *digital sculpture* byÂ Tiemen RapatiÂ that visualizes the conflict of the european identity; the ambiguous relationship of Europe with its residents. To the outside, Europe cares to look united and whole, but inside Europe no-one feels himself to be â€œeuropeanâ€.
Itâ€™s a collection of 27 points that attract and repel each other (red/white connections), with these relationships gradually changing every second. A skin partially covers the internal hussle, representing europeâ€™s facade to the rest of the world.
The project was created usingÂ processing.
Tiemen Rapati is a Information & Interactive Media Design student at the Arnhem Academy of Arts ArtEZ. Apart from the blog, you can also check out his photos onÂ flickr, or moving pictures on hisÂ vimeo account.
For more processing projects see here.
- 3D Dewey Data Visualization [Processing] 3D Dewey Data Visualization is aÂ project byÂ Syed Reza Ali built in Processing that explores the topics of 3D Space, particle systems, OpenGL and java, alpha blending, bill boarding, user interactivity, self-organizing algorithms (Kohonen), and electromagnetic attractions & repulsion. The project uses one year of transaction data (books, DVDs, etc) from the Seattle Public Library to drive the visualization. Each particle/sphere is given properties, such as what category/subcategory it represents and how many items where checked out in that category. This is used to drive the physics system that is used to separate the nodes evenly on the surface of the sphere. You can read more about the project and interact with the Processing java applet on the website To track the development of this and other Reza's projects, see the blog. For more visualization type projects on CAN, see […]
- Configurator [Processing] Configurator is an interactive 3D music visualization system created by Kristopher Collins aka movax using Processing. A live audio signal is analyzed and the data is used to generate and modulate 3D objects. The system was designed to acheive a balance between generative complexity and human aesthetic sense. For example, color palettes (human created) are harvested and mutated (programmatically) from the Adobe Kuler website. Similarly, the 3D forms are based on user created 2D outlines. These outlines are then extruded parametrically in many different ways, all able to be controlled by the audio signal. This allows the user to specify a set of aesthetic guidelines for object creation, while still exploiting unexpected generative avenues. The software was designed specifically for live music performance visual accompaniment (also known as VJ). It has been shown at music events featuring Amon Tobin, Mark Farina, as well as miscellaneous nightclub appearances to very positive reviews. See processing demo attached below (click and hold to alter). For more information on the project and some other wonderful work by Kristopher, see rgb.nu. See also Pulsar: Interactive Particle System [iPhone] also created by Kristopher. […]
- Bitalizer [Processing] Bitalizer is a project by Brian Reavis in attempt to visualize bits of data, '01010' in files in the form of structure. What the code does is take the bits, analyses and draws a line that is bentÂ accordingÂ to 1s and 0s.Â If a bit is '1', the line is bent down; if a bit is '0', the line is bent up.Â Each visualization starts from a small yellow dot (sometimes it's hard to see). From there, the line gets bent around according to the bits of the sequence.Â Every 8 bits, the color of the line is set to represent the byte that those 8 bits collectively represent (a number from 0 to 255). Like many projects we mention on CAN,Â Bitalizer demonstrates beauty in sometimes the simplest of things. As simple as zeros and ones, the way this information isÂ visualizedÂ can produce someÂ amazingÂ results. Animations, generative visualizationsÂ Bitalizer produces are wonderful, growing and expanding as the data is read. You can either download the source code and have a play yourself orÂ alternativelyÂ there is an online gallery set-up on the site where you can upload your own files, pick the colors you wish to use and watch the bits do their thing. Next step forÂ Bitalizer is ability to scan the whole harddrive. Here is whatÂ BrianÂ says: I'm really wanting to see how all the bits on my hard drive look, but in order to do that, I'm going to need to let my computer sit unused while the program runs. I'm simply not sure if it's possible for me to handle thatâ€¦ Exciting projects and we look forward to seeing more but in the meantime, go ahead and play with some of your […]
- Elevation [Mac, Windows, Processing] Created byÂ Dave Shea,Â Elevation is a free, open sourceÂ Mac and Windows application built using Processing that allows youÂ visualise GPS data in 3D space. Youâ€™ll need to have a GPS-equipped phone or device capable of tracking your activity as you run, hike, cycle, skate, ski, snowboard, or whatever other physical activity you choose to map. Youâ€™ll also need the ability to export that data as XML, in either GPX or KML format. (If you have files in just about any another format, you can probably use GPSBabel to convert them to GPX files and get them working with Elevation.) Elevation knows how to work with XML files in the GPX and KML formats. Due to inconsistent file structures, it may not work with every GPX or KML file; so far Elevation has been tested with files from the iPhone app RunKeeper Pro, Nokiaâ€™s Sports Tracker, and files converted to GPX using […]
- Just Landed [Processing] Just Landed is the latest project byÂ Jer Thorp, an artist from Vancouver, Canada. Built in Processing, Just Landed visualizes particularÂ tweets containing the phrases 'just landed in...' or 'just arrived in...'.Â Â in the form of a 3D geographical map of the world. As phrases are mentioned, the streams of communication represented. Jer writes: This got me thinking about the data that is hidden in various social network information streams - Facebook & Twitter updates in particular. People share a lot of information in their tweets - some of it shared intentionally, and some of it which could be uncovered with some rudimentary searching. I wondered if it would be possible to extract travel information from peopleâ€™s public Twitter streams by searching for the term â€˜Just landed inâ€¦â€™. Locations from these tweets are located using MetaCarta's Location Finder API. The home location for the traveling users are scraped from their Twitter pages. The system then plots these voyages over time. Attached below are two clips of the animation. The first oneÂ showsÂ approximatelyÂ 36 hours of Twitter-harvested travel. The other animationÂ shows just 4 hours but running a bit slower. For more of Jer's work and other very interesting projects, seeÂ blog.blprnt.com Just Landed - 36 Hours from blprnt on Vimeo. Just Landed - Test Render (4 hrs) from blprnt on […]
- Trace Modeler [openFrameworks] Created by Karl D.D. Willis, Trace Modeler is an application that uses real-time video to create three-dimensional geometry. The silhouette of a foreground object in a video frame is subtracted from the background and used as a two-dimensional slice. At user-defined intervals new slices are captured and displaced along the depth axis. The result is a three-dimensional model defined by silhouette slices over time. Trace Modeler was built using the openFrameworks and the OpenCV library to recognize contours from the video image. Source code is available for download here. Project Page (re-descovered via Cedric Kiefer) See also Beautiful Modeler [iPad, […]
- GoodMorning! [Processing] GoodMorning! is a project byÂ Jer Thorp, a Twitter visualization tool that shows about 11,000 â€˜good morningâ€™ tweets over a 24 hour period. Built using processing, using theÂ â€˜gatheringâ€™ client running for 24 hoursÂ collecting 1,500 tweets at a time, the app displays all the tweets using good morning terms and their appropriate locations on the rotating globe. The project was inspired by the recent discussions about hisÂ Just Landed project we mentioned on CAN few weeks back. Whilst the previous projects displays twitter relationships along a two dimensional map, Good Morning uses a 3D globe to represent aÂ global version of the same project. Jer, as always, has posted an interesting insight into obtaining the data and mapping it using Processing. A worthy read as well as his related post aboutÂ Just Landed. more aboutÂ GoodMorning.. UPDATE 11.10.2009 // Jer has just made source available for download. Get it […]
- Rebecca Allen for Kraftwerk – Earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics Great article over at Wired about Rebecca Allen, a pioneer in the field of computer art who helped Kraftwerk create a video to match its electronic sound. Allen was the creative genius at the helm for 1986′s “Musique Non Stop,” one of the earliest examples of rendered 3-D graphics in a music video. “If you look at that video, everything is very deliberate — I had a lot of time to think about it,” Allen said. “It looks a bit rough and sketchy in a way, but that’s what I wanted; I didn’t want a slick computer graphics look…. When you move things on a frame buffer on the computer screen, it shows the red, green and blue colors sort of separately, and I played with that too…. This is digital art, and this is what it looks like when you work.” Read more at Wired. Two weeks ago Kraftwerk played at the Museum of Modern Art - their Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 - eight consecutive albums for eight nights and for just 450 people per show. Read more on the NYTimes […]
Posted on: 12/06/2009
Posted in: Processing
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