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Environment

    pneumatic_09 copy 2

03/07/2014 / Arduino

Created by Niklas Roy and located at the Tschumi Pavilion in Groningen / The Netherlands, the installation contains 1000 black sponge balls, which are sucked through 150m of transparent pneumatic tubes at high speed. Visitors are invited to operate the ...
    lunar2 copy

19/06/2014 / Featured, vvvv

Created by Seoul based art and design studio Kimchi and Chips, Lunar Surface is the latest in the series of projects by Elliot Woods and Mimi Son investigating digital light as a semi-material to articulate digital visual mass in physical space. In ...
    nimbes_can_08 copy

18/06/2014 / Environment

Created as a collaboration between Joanie Lemercier and James Ginzburg (one half of emptyset), Nimbes is an audio-visual installation designed for 360º immersive environments. The piece just premièred at the Satosphère, projected on a 18 meter diameter dome and screened ...
    Caviar-House-T2-by-Cinimod-Studio-lowres-9189-940x626 copy

28/05/2014 / Environment, vvvv

Commissioned by Caviar House & Prunier for London Heathrow Terminal 2, "Emergence" is a new light installation by London based Cinimod studio. The installation takes on a playful relevance to Caviar House, re-imagining the movement of a school of fish ...
    make_longer_cables_04 copy

27/05/2014 / Arduino

Created during a one-week introductory workshop to mechatronics, Make longer Cables is a short film by Philipp Schmitt, Stephan Bogner and Louis Fischediek that includes a custom made five-axis robotic arm trying to escape monotony by committing suicide. Half-way into the workshop they ...
    power_of_one_point_07 copy

11/02/2014 / Arduino, Environment

Created by Shohei Fujimoto, Power of One #Point is an installation exploring input and output using laser and reflecting mirrors. Comprising a white laser, 40 stepper motors and 40 mirrors attached to them, the light endlessly reflects within the grid ...
    158829728_1280 copy

06/01/2014 / openFrameworks

Commissioned by the Center for Strategic and International Studies for their new headquarters in Washington, Sosolimited partnered with Hypersonic Engineering & Design, Plebian Design, and Chris Parlato to design, program, and fabricate one-of-a-kind chandelier. 425 hanging pendants form a map ...
    Onion Skin_Ratsi_Antivj_01 copy

21/10/2013 / Environment

Created by Olivier Ratsi, an artist on the ANTIVJ visual label, Onion Skin is a new immersive installation comprised of two walls, positioned at right angles and augmented by a projection and a 5.1 sound broadcast. The experience of the ...
    massive-media-installation_03 copy

09/09/2013 / Games, vvvv

Created by 18 students on the HfG Interaction design course, Massive Media Installation is an interactive setup that combines screen with an LED wall to deliver an overwhelming Spaceracer experience created using VVVV and Cinema 4D. Within a week the game ...
    fly_revolver(full) copy

28/08/2013 / Environment, MaxMSP

Created by David Bowen, Fly Revolver is an installation that spatialises activities of a houseflies through a device that controls a revolver and by blurring boundaries between the real and the perceived. The flies live inside an acrylic sphere with ...
    void_03 copy

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 ...
    8_timetilings[stuk]_pablovalbuena_19_web copy

21/08/2013 / Environment

Created by Pablo Valbuena, Time Tilings are four site-specific interventions created for Artefact festival, STUK Kunstencentrum. Leuven, BE in 2013. Like in most of his projects, time tilings is about time, space and perception. He explores the overlap of the physical and ...
    light_leaks_kyleJonas_08 copy
Created by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan for the CLICK Festival 2013 in Helsingør, Denmark, Light Leaks is a light installation comprised of fifty mirror balls projecting controlled light in the room. The general idea was to make use of found ...
    elektra-jean-piche copy

17/05/2013 / Events

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jean Piche, Helix[/caption] Montreal, the beginning of May, a dark performance space illuminated by an otherworldly glow; this combination of factors could only mean one thing – Elektra! The 14th edition of the venerable Canadian digital arts ...
    ExR3_ElliotWoods_KyleMcDonald_01 copy

22/04/2013 / Environment, openFrameworks

ExR3 (∃x⊂ℝ³∶∀x′⊂ℝ³∶(‖x-x′‖<Ɛ)→(f(x)>f(x′))) is an a anamorphic analogue interactive installation created by Elliot Woods and Kyle McDonald and presented at NODE Forum earlier this year. Using digital techniques the installation occupies the main space of Frankfurter Kunstvertein existing coherently in a fractured, mirrored ...
    FLUIDIC_by_WHITEvoid_07 copy

10/04/2013 / Featured, Three Js, vvvv

"Rising vapor is forming a cloud and seemingly random particles form a structure like the atoms of a molecule." Fluidic - Sculpture in Motion is a new installation for Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center installed for Milan Design Week and created by Berlin based ...
    Squidsoup – Thumbnail

27/02/2013 / Environment, Featured

For more than a decade, the artist collective Squidsoup (Anthony Rowe, Gaz Bushell, Chris Bennewith and Liam Birtles) have been designing rich interactive experiences. From their early navigable sonic environments, through their playful experiments with computer vision and sustained interest ...
    Cloud Machine

11/01/2013 / Objects

While airship construction is not generally within the purview of media artists, a recent project by Karolina Sobecka makes a compelling case for floating personalized weather modification devices up towards the stratosphere. The Cloud Machine is a composite weather balloon ...
    multiSofa (1) copy

11/01/2013 / iOS, 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 ...
    woods_02 copy

11/12/2012 / Cinder, Environment

Created by Nocte, a collaborative between Andrea Cuius-Boscarello and Hannelore Leisek, Woods is a responsive light installation commissioned by artistic director Heather Eddington of State of Flux DanceFilm Company for their Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Awards 2013 finalist performance A Study of Who. By using different ...
    Binatone Galaxy

26/11/2012 / Environment, Sound

In MP3: The Meaning of a Format, Jonathan Sterne observes "that it is no accident that so many media technologies are built around spinning mechanisms" while pointing to the grooves of a vinyl record and wound-down rolls of audio tape as examples ...
    Popular Screen Sizes

18/09/2012 / Environment

Visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal's body of work playfully parses web culture tropes while exploring the browser as both a site of experience and production. While most widely known for his prolific 'art website' output, what sets Rozendaal apart from many ...
    CineChamber

02/08/2012 / Environment, Featured

Over the last two months CAN has drawn attention to many of the integrated AV performance projects featured at MUTEK 2012. This has taken some time as there was no shortage of material to choose from. Occupying quite a prominent ...
    01_04 copy

26/07/2012 / Arduino, Environment

Created by Michal Kohút, "0, 1" is an interactive installation that comprises a set of custom made glasses that when worn recognise blink as input to turn off or on the lights in the room. It all happens so fast that the person ...
    printed hanging speaker with update card copy

28/06/2012 / Objects, Other

"In 2025, consumer electronics will no longer be the same." Purchased through the O.System they will allow each and every one of us to customise our electronic products online, adding personal touches. This is a project by Peter Krige, Alexander du ...
    infobjects_bowl copy

11/04/2012 / Objects, Processing

InfObjects by Johannes Tsopanides is a project that uses generative design to visually describe the CO² equivalent, the energy content and price of dishes and their ingredients. Data about the product is parametrically transformed into shapes: the CO² is illustrated by ...
    syndyn_3kta_000x

11/03/2011 / Environment, Games, MaxMSP

Created by André Rangel and Anne-Kathrin Siegel, Syndyn is a physical game but also a visual environment where the players control all the audiovisual events that occur in the space/time of the game. They perform a live show and simultaneously produce a ...
    fishing05

29/10/2010 / vvvv

Created by "fishing for compliments", "Nemore" is a garden, consiting of 36 bendable graphite poles. "Nemore" senses the visitor. Each pole has a behavior and reacts to it's neighbours and to the visitor, the "alien neighbour". Does a system arise from the ...
    cube03

03/08/2010 / c++, openFrameworks

Durchsehen, Exp. 01 (augmented perspective) is an installation by Daniel Franke ( daniel-franke.com ) and Markus Kison ( markuskison.de ) which includes a camera fixed onto the concrete cube sculpture that recognizes the presence of human faces within its scope. By random ...
    radius04

01/08/2010 / Processing

Created by Dave Young aka henderson, Radius Music combines ideas of cartography and graphic scores as a means to produce sound. The device is an autonomous revolving machine that reads a distance value in real-time between itself and another object. As the machine ...
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