Anecdotes and questions about climbing up and down the ladder of abstraction: Atari, ARM, demoscene, education, creative coding, community, seeking lightness, enlightenment & strange languages.
Created by Tim Clark at the Royal College of Art, Design Interactions, High Speed Horizons is a design-driven, critical exploration into technology, innovation, big thinking, and our constantly changing attitudes towards the three, told through projected visions of alternative energies and flight.
“The Crystal Line” is the latest work by critical engineer Julian Oliver. Re-creating an authentic crystal radio design that was used widely during WWI, the device broadcasts a transmission of ‘future of warfare’ chatter culled from various defence blogs that is translated from text to speech.
Created by William Fairbrother, Alberto Ruiz Soler and Oliver Smith, ERIS—2000 is a fictional scientific instrument invented by cybernetician Erica Symms in 1971. The device was used to show and study, through a simplified simulation, the consequences of human decisions on complex systems.
New Materials New Methods, is the eighth in the Rotterdam-based V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media’s series of Blowup Readers. The (free) eBook explores the relationship between innovation, art and science, and simultaneously speculates future opportunities while scanning the past. V2_ Curator Michelle Kasprzak introduces the collection of essays’ (and a related workshop’s) origin as being partially […]
Created by Kyle McDonald, “Sharing Faces” uses a megapixel surveillance camera and custom software to match the face locations of the persons looking at the screen. As the person moves, new images are pulled from the database matching the new location and create a mirror-like image of yourself using the images of others.
The following is a collection of new generative pieces created by Walter Gorgosilits aka dextro from Austria, one of the pioneers of generative Macromedia Director programming.
Produced by Timo Arnall, Internet Machine is a multi-screen film about the invisible infrastructures of the internet. The film was made to reveal hidden materiality of our data by exploring some of the machines through which ‘the cloud’ is transmitted and transformed.
Created by Marc Faasse, Playground NDSM is an interactive photomontage that includes 7 years of photographs taken by Marc and mapped on the googlemaps.
Metro is Chris Coleman’s every day commute on the Denver Light Rail, recorded using a handheld 3D scanning device and a laptop.
19th-century “disruptive” optical drawing tool updated for the 21st century by Pablo Garcia & Golan Levin. Own a piece of media archaeology.