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28/10/2013 / Processing

Created by the Weimar based collective weAREmedienkuenstler, Rock Paper Scissors is a game played between two computers. Like in the classic game, each computer runs its own random algorithm, choosing one of the three possible items. Connected by an ethernet cable, each computer plays its ...
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18/07/2013 / Processing

[caption id="attachment_37149" align="alignnone" width="640"] Black Swan, Portrait, Pigment Inkjet Print, 2013[/caption] Facial recognition software has been around for some time but like in the cases of  Cloud Face and Google Faces, the most interesting results come from when artists "misuse" algorithms to discover ...
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17/07/2013 / Processing

Created by Vladimir V. Kuchinov, The Generative Gatsby: Jazzed Up Typography is a book  that highlights the furious rhythms of the jazz era, altering prose to a new typographic frontier and transforming the final outcome to an encyclopaedia of dance styles of ...
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03/07/2013 / Processing

In the early 2013 EE approached Brendan Dawes to create something to signify the roll-out of 4G services across the UK. UCL – who would be collecting all the data for the three day period for EE – gave Brendan ...
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28/06/2013 / Review

[caption id="attachment_36524" align="alignnone" width="640"] Strowger Telephone Switch[/caption] As you enter the Evil Media Distribution Centre you're faced with a central seating arrangement of stacked palettes. Flanking either side of the ad-hoc settee are walls festooned with clipboards, some of which have ...
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21/05/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Onformative, Google Faces is a an independent searching agent created in openFrameworks that hovers the world to spot all the faces that are hidden on earth. The applications searches through one satellite image after the other, in order to ...
    Venus of Google

13/05/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing

[caption id="attachment_35166" align="alignnone" width="640"] (click for full image)[/caption] Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be ...

15/04/2013 / Cinder, iPhone

Created by Matthieu Savary, Pixel is Data is not your ordinary photography app for the iOS. Instead of dealing with pixels as you'd expect, all in order to represent the scene you have just photographed, Pixel is Data uses the image data and shows ...
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17/12/2012 / Featured, Javascript

Created by Matthias Dörfelt aka mokafolio, Weird Faces Study uses PaperJS library to produce computer generated faces that have a certain aesthetics and are immediately recognisable. Weird Faces Study is an attempt to combine my old interest in illustration with programing, to create something procedural that has ...
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10/12/2012 / Android, iPad, iPhone

Created by London's digital art and design collective Field, Energy Flow is a non-linear film experience created for the iOS and Android platforms that explores the physical, social and spiritual tensions in our world. The film is composed of multiple ...
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19/07/2012 / iPad, iPhone

The "Passion Pit: Gossamer" by Scott Snibbe Studio is a new interactive music app for iPhone and iPad that combines voronoi diagram with album imagery to allow you to interact with the band's music video or create new melodies using the ...
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20/06/2012 / Arduino, Featured, Scripts

The Superstitious Fund Project is a trading algorithm that operates Superstitiously designed by Shing Tat Chung, a student of Design Interactions at the RCA. It is is a live experiment in which an algorithm trades based on superstitious beliefs. Shing designed the autonomous algorithm ...
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05/06/2012 / Objects, Other

Architect and designer Neri Oxman is assistant professor of media arts and sciences at the MIT Media Lab, where she directs the Mediated Matter research group. Her group explores "how digital design and fabrication technologies mediate between matter and environment to ...
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24/05/2012 / c++, Featured, Objects, Other

'Signal To Noise' is the latest installation by LAb[au], immersing the spectator in patterns of sonic motion produced by 512 recycled mechanical split-flaps.
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07/10/2011 / Featured, Theory

Visual programming languages, languages that create programs by the manipulation of graphical elements, as opposed to specifying lines of text, have seen an increased popularity in recent years both in audio and video synthesis. Some of the more well-known environments, ...
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25/09/2011 / Cinder, iPad, Javascript, Other

In the past few months Marcin Ignac has been exploring Space colonization, an algorithm simulating growth of plants. Marcin explains the algorithm as 6 "simple" steps: 1. Populate possible growth space with growth hormons. 2. For each hormone find the nearest bud. 3. ...

14/09/2011 / Javascript

We have a new feature javascript running on CAN:  Flocking.js by Lucas Dupin. Click top right corner button for demo. Flocking experiment done in canvas. Each particle has it's own set of attributes and also interacts with the group, depending on environmental variables. ...

11/08/2011 / Processing

Created by onformative, studio founded by Julia Laub and Cedric Kiefer in Berlin, Actelion Imagery is an application built for Actelion, a biopharmaceutical company that researches, develops and markets medicines for diseases that still lack adequate treatments. Project brief was to create ...
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28/03/2011 / Games, openFrameworks

Back in 1966, Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon were experimenting with photomosaic, creating large prints from collections small symbols or images. In Studies in Perception I, they created an image of a reclining nude by scanning a photograph with a camera and converting ...

21/12/2010 / iPhone

Created by Dutch design studio Booreiland, Random Word Machine, as the name describes, lets you generate random words. The algorithm is based on neurolinguistic theories which ensures that the whole space is explored of theoretical words that could have been. ...

09/12/2010 / Processing

'Nebel Wald', meaning Cloud Forest is a series of generative trees created by Holger Lippmann. Berlin born who lived and studied in paris, new york now lives and works in Berlin, represented by the berlin based [DAM] gallery, in London ...

06/04/2010 / Linux, Mac, Windows

LORMALIZED is the latest application by Reza Ali combining Lorenz equation, normalization and many, many particles (25k).. all made in Processing. Beautiful! LORMALIZED = Lorenz + nOrmalization + Real-tiMe + interActive + visuaLize + partIcles + reZa + + 4D. This ...

14/09/2009 / WebApp

Driven by artificial selection, Face Maker is a web application that using visitor votes helps slowly transform abstract shapes into human faces. Face Maker is a variant of Philipp's system that uses a different scoring mechanism and drawing algorithm. Images are pitted ...