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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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    lia

10/04/2014 / Advertorial

Leading Austrian digital artist, LIA is one of the 13 artists currently showing their work on StillReel.  Nick Darcy-Fox, Founder of StillReel talks with LIA about her art: StillReel: You did a specific render of your piece Three Suns for StillReel. ...
    MusikBox_2 copy

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 ...
    CONSTI2GO-Thibault-Brevet-2 copy

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 ...
    stillreel-main2

17/02/2014 / Advertorial

StillReel launched recently with 13 exciting international contemporary artists providing a curated selection of 34 pieces of still, video and even interactive digital art all on Stillreel.com. Each month we aim to add a couple of digital creators, each providing ...
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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: ...
    therefore_I_am_07 copy

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 ...
    arduino_game_ledScreen (1) copy

18/12/2013 / Arduino, Cinder, Games

Kris Temmerman's house/office has a store window that he tries to make use of as much as possible. In the past he built projections but really wanted to make something interactive. Since the area has a lot of loitering youth and ...
    all copy

23/09/2013 / Arduino, Processing, Sound

[caption id="attachment_38720" align="alignnone" width="640"] All three devices together[/caption] Created by Luisa Pereira, The Well–Sequenced Synthesizer is a series of sequencers -- physical interfaces to play with musical rules. It consists of The Counterpointer, a cross between an electronic arpeggiator and a baroque music rule ...
    memory_palace_va_nexus_08 copy

23/08/2013 / Android

Created by Johnny Kelly and produced by Nexus Interactive Arts, Memory Palace is a "multi-dimensional" exhibition experience at the V&A museum commissioned by Sky Arts based on Hari Kunzru’s fictional novel about the art of memory. For the interactive work in ...
    polybius-james-houston_04 copy

22/08/2013 / Objects, Sound

Scottish artist and filmmaker James Houston has been toying with the idea of recreating music using old computer hardware for some years now - much before the HP ad, utilising dead media as an instrument, picking out recognisable sounds these ...
    BQxXx8TCEAEGG5G copy 2

04/08/2013 / News

When @Julian0liver, @Artur0Castro and @ObviousJim finally get to work on Google's most wanted/feared device. In the studio with @obviousjim and @artur0castro getting the hang of installing Android apps on Google glass. — Julian Oliver (@julian0liver) August 3, 2013 Julian Oliver is an artist and Critical ...
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Created by Anirudh Sharma, Lirong Liu and Pattie Maes at the MIT Media Lab (Fluid Interfaces Group), Glassified is a modified ruler with a transparent display to supplement physical strokes made on paper with virtual graphics. The goal of the device is to complement rather than ...
    strowger_switch copy

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 ...
    resinance_03 copy

11/06/2013 / Objects

Realised by the students of MA of Advanced Studies class at the Chair for CAAD and supervised by Manuel Kretzer, Resinance is part of an ongoing series of projects exploring the potential use of smart materials in an architectural context. Influenced by ...
    lucinda01 copy

08/05/2013 / Objects

The project is now on Kickstarter. Please support by pledging here. Before photography, cameras, computer vision and facial recognition, in 1807 Sir William Hyde Wollaston invented Camera Lucida - an optical aid to help artists create realistic drawings. Around that time lenses and mirrors ...
    ming_mecca_01

03/05/2013 / Games, Objects

Ming Mecca combines the heart of a video synthesizer and the brain of a videogame console. Created with love for all things retrofuture, an ontological toy and a videogame easel, Ming Mecca brings to you fingertips a comprehensive set of classic videogame design parameters, from ...
    vtol_financial_risks_03 copy

11/04/2013 / Other, Sound

Created by Dmitry Morozov (::vtol::), 'Financial Risks' is a project designed to present an ironical viewpoint on encoded wallets as a data input interface which invites to overcome fear of impossibility to control spread of confidential information for the sake of curiosity of interaction ...
    MakrShakr_Day01_LW15 copy

09/04/2013 / Other

Created as a collaboration between MIT Sensible Lab, Pentagram and SuperUber, Makr Shakr is a robotic bar, capable of preparing approximately one googol (equal to 10 power 100) crowd-sourced drink combinations. The project was developed with the endorsement of “World Expo Milano 2015 – Energy for ...
    obake24 copy

09/04/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by Dhairya Dand and Robert Hemsley, the project seeks to develop gestures to evolve three-dimensional surfaces using 2.5D interaction. Learning from existing displays which are two-dimensional and using optical illusion and depth sensing cameras, the flat elastic surface is ...
    ECAL_workshop_yuri_suzuki_0006_Layer 4 copy

05/04/2013 / Events, Objects, Sound

In November last year ECAL University of art and design Lausanne in Switzerland was the host to two very interesting workshops aimed at their Media & Interaction and  Industrial Design students. One workshop was led by Yuri Suzuki and the other by ...
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13/03/2013 / Arduino, Objects

Created by Tom Schofield, Neurotic Armageddon Indicator (NAI) is an installation artwork which visualises the ‘Doomsday Clock’, a symbolic clock maintained by an academic journal since 1947, ‘The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists’. The Doomsday Clock represents the proximity to armageddon expressed as ...
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04/01/2013 / Arduino, openFrameworks

Created by Mithru Vigneshwara, Aleph of Emotions is an interactive object that allows users to view worldwide emotions collected from tweets collected over 35 days in 2012. Using openFrameworks, Arduino, GPS module and a smart phone (Samsung device in video, iPod Touch ...
    BrightEyes_Back copy

02/11/2012 / Arduino, Objects

Our friends at Technology Will Save Us have just launched a Kickstarter for "Bright Eyes", their new DIY kit that inspires people to learn programming and look cool while doing it - Glasses with 174 LEDs! It is a pair of ...
    IMG_20431 copy

12/09/2012 / Objects, Other

Affordable hardware has it's benefits and problems. As cheap electronics become widespread and more available, we become less protective of them. No longer we purchase cases or try to protect them. Kindle, costing mere $7o  is one of those devices, your ...
    Revel01 copy

09/08/2012 / News, Other

Presenting at SIGGRAPH earlier this week, Disney researchers showed off REVEL, experimental technology for adding virtual textures to everyday objects using electrical charge. You can touch two-dimensional objects, projections or objects in the distance and receive sensation of touching a texture or ...
    knot(e)_ECAL_MatthieuMinguet1 copy
Created by Matthieu Minguet, knot (e) is a custom built device that offers a new way of using objects that we connect to our mobile devices. The prototypes, shown in the form ropes, harness themselves to revisit the new node as ...
    Words of a Middle Man 01 copy

03/07/2012 / Objects, Other

"Words of a Middle Man" is a project by Christoph Steinlehner, Lino Teuteberg and Jeremias Volker at the Univerity of Applied Sciences in Potsdam. The project includes a wireless router which analyses the communication on its own network and reinterprets it on ...
    instaCRT_00

29/05/2012 / iPhone, Quarz Composer

InstaCRT is a project and an iPhone camera app by Martin Ström, Ruben Broman and Erik Wåhlström. The project started as an idea to see how a “real world” filter for photos (like the popular Histamatic and Instagram apps) would work, except their filter is ...
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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 ...
    ludwig-zeller-optocoupler2x

06/07/2011 / Objects

In addition to Dromolux we wrote about few months back, Ludwig Zeller has just completed two new pieces as shown at this years RCA Design Interactions end of year show. These pieces, part of the "New Needs in an Augmented ...
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