In the social media age, one’s importance or relevance is typically measured in online followers—as that number goes up, the level of validation we feel does too. But how would a ‘real life follower’ change those dynamics? Created by Lauren McCarthy, Follower is an uncanny performance project that examines our feelings towards attention and surveillance.
Developed at the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group, Reality Editor allows users to merge digital and physical realities into a unified experience.
Typatone is digital typewriter that automatically composes songs out of your writing and available for iOS, Android and the Web.
Building on the brain’s functions to use information from the past and present to predict the future, Darkball by Che-Wei Wang is an iPhone application and a tool to understand how the nervous system makes such predictions.
Created by Binaura, LandWaves is a raw sonification of a 1D reaction diffusion system originally imagined as an installation and now available for iOS – the team’s first anti-app non-interactive piece designed for the app store.
Created by the Bachelor Photography and Master Product Design students at ECAL, #PhotoBooth is a project and a series of interactive installations showing how mobile phone cameras and the selfie phenomenon changed the way we look at ourselves.
The ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe is once again looking for artworks in app format and honors the best of them with the AppArtAward in four different categories.
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.
Created by Patrick Smith (Vectorpark), Metamorphabet is an all-ages animated (English) alphabet for the iOS. Poke, prod, drag, and spin the letters of the alphabet to reveal surprising and luminous transformations.
Created by Michael Frei, Mario von Rickenbachthe and the Zurich based Etter Studio, Plug & Play for iOS invites you to explore the feelings of anthropoid creatures that go beyond sexuality and reproduction: love.
Created by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald, pplkpr is an app that tracks, analyzes, and auto-manages your relationships. Using a smartwatch, pplkpr monitors your physical and emotional response to the people around you, and optimizes your social life accordingly.
Created at Fabrica, Flutter is an experimental app concept designed specifically for grieving adolescents. It uses music to help those experiencing the loss of a loved one – a period of time often resulting in high levels of isolation and incredibly difficult emotional problems.