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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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21/03/2014 / Processing

Created by Lafkon duo consisting of Benjamin Stephan and Christoph Haag, etcpp is an animation created using Processing and a Pen Plotter where animation frames are drawn into various granular matter. The project started during a pitch for collaborative animation project and ...
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17/02/2014 / Processing

For about a year now generative artist Lia has been exploring 3d printing by analysing filament and the movements of the printhead. Rather than just having 3d models printed out, Lia has been interested in the possibilities of the process by defining ...
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24/01/2014 / Featured, Javascript, Paper Js, Unity

Created by Moniker and commissioned by Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, 'Your Line or Mine' is an interactive installation in the Stedelijk Museum comprised of three continually changing crowd sourced animations drawn entirely by the museum’s visitors. Visitors are invited to ...
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07/11/2013 / Arduino, Paper Js

Created by Matthias Dörfelt, Mechanical Parts is a series of graphic connectors created by Robo Faber, an autonomous drawing robot determined to reproduce. The robot continuously creates drawings generated using a preset system Matthias developed for Weird Faces and the I Follow flip books. ...
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23/09/2013 / Air, Arduino

Created by Pauline Saglio for her Bachelor of Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, Rewind is a digital clock collection designed to revive a physical link with the process of reading time. For all three clocks, a unique way to "rewind" ...
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20/09/2013 / vvvv

On September 26th the Vienna Tourist Board will be hosting an event where Alex Kiessling is creating artworks not only in Vienna, but simultaneously in Berlin, at Breitscheidplatz, and London, at Trafalgar Square. With the help from Strukt Design Studio, Alex is using ...
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01/09/2013 / Inspiration, Scripts

Created by the Teresuac collective, Ghost Are Dancing is a personal project made using Houdini. The team created motion capture of the face with two cameras and the main effect was done in 2D using motion vector and lighting from 3D. The resulting video ...
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27/08/2013 / Environment, Objects

Ever since Jürg Lehni's printer mechanic sculptures artists have been inspired to build own mechanical drawing bots. Hektor (with Uli Franke), followed by Rita, Viktor have not only been vertical representations of mechanical drawings devices such as traditional plotters but they have utilised ...
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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 ...
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15/08/2013 / openFrameworks

We have already covered the work of designer/design engineer Kenichi Yoneda aka Kynd, exploring physical painting effects using openFrameworks. At the recent openFrameworks Developer Conference held held at YCAM as a part of the Yagamuchi Mini Market Faire, Kenichi introducing various projects developing algorithms he has been ...
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09/08/2013 / iPad

Created by Universal Everything and inspired by the working methodology of Matt Pyke (UE lead), Loop is a drawing app for iPad that lets you easily create short hand-drawn animations and share them via email, Tumblr and in the Loop ...
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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 ...
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22/05/2013 / iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

Created by Jeremy Rotsztain for Safari, an online exhibition for SPAMM, Swipin' Safari is an app for iOS and the vehicle for taking a virtual safari across an infinite painting. With each gesture, you encounter new species of brush strokes and colorful patterns which endlessly redraw, ...
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13/05/2013 / openFrameworks, Sound

Created by Ed Burton, formerly of SodaPlay, and now at Queen Mary, University of London, Tunetrace transforms photographs of drawings into music. The app uses OpenCV and OpenFrameworks to first find edges in your photographs, reduce them to polylines and ...
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16/04/2013 / iPad, iPhone, Kids

Created by Lucas Zanotto (design, concept & animation), Ulrich Troyer (sound design & music) and Niels Hoffmann (programming), idea behind Drawnimal is to expand iOS device by using simple tools like pen and paper and motivate children to learn the alphabet by leaving the digital screen ...
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15/02/2013 / iPad

Created by Éditions Volumiques in collaboration with David Calvo, Starlay is a new genre cartoon for the iPad aimed at children as much as adults. Every two days, a new page is unlocked and when the album is complete, a revelation emerges. Starlay, ...
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16/01/2013 / Javascript, Three Js

Driven by the idea of a droplet of water following a line, Manny Tan created this Three.Js experiment that explores a droplet shape and it’s associated views in 3d space. The web application allows you to click and drag to rotate the ...
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11/01/2013 / iPad, openFrameworks

Collaborative drawing in 3D space has a long history at MIT and on CAN. Starting in the early 2000's where translucent screen was used to observe three-dimensional objects drawn in space (sorry no link) to our own GD3D app published ...
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10/01/2013 / Kids, Objects

Created by Bernat Cuni, Crayon Creatures is a service to turn children’s drawings into figurines, designer objects to decorate your home or office. You send an image, get a sculpture back, printed by Shapeways. Bernat inflates the drawing like a balloon, defines the contour lines, create a ...
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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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19/10/2012 / c++, Featured, Java, Other

Created by Stefanie Mueller, Pedro Lopes, and Patrick Baudisch at Hasso Plattner Institute - Potsdam, the project introduces a new way of working with fabrication tools such as laser cutters and 3D printers by removing the CAD system from the ...
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15/10/2012 / Cinder, iPad

Created by Matthieu Savary using Cinder, Rubans for iPad lets you use the colors of the world around in order to draw animated, colorful ribbons. Ribbons can be dragged around at will or dropped out of the screen using gravity.
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28/09/2012 / Javascript

Not many artist working with code share their process. This is particularly unfortunate since most of the time the process plays an integral part in the project. To this day, and it's been around 11 years, the work of James ...
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14/09/2012 / iPad, Kids, openFrameworks

Created by AppArt, Visua Musio is a new iPad application from the japanese collective allowing users to create experimental sound compositions using geometric shapes.
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30/07/2012 / iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

Sum05 is the latest iPhone/iPad application by the austrian artist Lia. The app invites the user to "collaborate" with the machine in the discovery of randomly placed obstacles created by the machine. Together you play to create images that are constantly new, ...
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29/06/2012 / Android, Processing, Sound

Created by Agoston Nagy, SoundBow is a free sound instrument for Android devices which allows you to create melodies by drawing curves on the screen. Your curves are be remembered and played back continuously. Each time your ever-looping gesture hits a string, ...
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07/06/2012 / Flash, iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

unVerse is a generative music generation system created by Ian Snyder and ported to iOS by Lucky Frame. It uses a minimalist system of white points floating on a black screen. When two points approach they connect and push each other away, generating a musical tone. ...
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30/05/2012 / Processing

Schwarm by Andreas Nicolas Fischer is a Processing application that uses a swarm of particles to gradually create an abstract composition from photographs. The drawing agents behave according to a set of rules, but have a degree of autonomy. Each time the ...
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28/05/2012 / Other, Scripts

Video below is the result of a workshop held last week at SCI-Arc teaching students about synchronous robotics. We already covered SCI-Arc robotics here, but the results this time are bullet time light drawings which instead of being constrained to ...
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14/05/2012 / openFrameworks, Other

SketchSynth by Billy Keyes is a drawable OSC control panel which lets anyone create their own control panels with just a marker and a piece of paper. Once drawn, the controller sends Open Sound Control (OSC) messages to anything that can receive ...
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