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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

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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 ...
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24/07/2013 / c++, Events

It is not often that artists are invited to exhibit their prototypes. Not only is this an opportunity to reveal some of the creative processes behind these machines but also to recontextualize and offer artists a chance to reflect. In ...
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03/04/2013 / c++, Objects

Created by LAb[au], Moza1que (French word for mosaic) is a permanent artwork for ‘La Maison Mécatronique’ in Annecy-Le-Vieux, France.  The main wall of the entrance hall 3.4m x 6m is divided in 26x15 squares, each motorised by a linear actuator with a range ...
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30/05/2012 / Environment

Caten (2012) is the latest kinetic sound installation by David Letellier, Berlin-based sound artist, audio-visual performer and CAN regular. Site-specific to Chapelle du vieux St-Sauveur, a 12th century Gothic chapel in Caen (FR), Letellier sculpted a delicate veil of 300 ...
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24/05/2012 / c++, Featured, Objects, Other

'Signal To Noise' is the latest installation by LAb[au], immersing the spectator in patterns of sonic motion produced by 512 recycled mechanical split-flaps.
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29/04/2012 / MaxMSP

Tripwire (2011) is a kinetic installation by the French visual artist Jean-Michel Albert and American composer Ashley Fure. A vertical set of 18 (or 24) elastic strings – each individually motorized and controlled via MaxMSP/Jitter – is set into an ...
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09/04/2012 / Featured, Objects, Other, Scripts

Is there such a thing as too much luck? Boris Petrovsky's installation The Army of Luck that recently premiered at Art Karlsruhe 2012 leaves you with no less than 520 waving Maneki Neko (=lucky) cats to find out. Mounted on a ...
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04/03/2012 / Events, Objects, Sound

Zimoun's kinetic sound installations hardly need introduction. Ever since the immaculate documentation of his work first surfaced a couple of years ago, the Swiss artist's elegant mass assemblies of mechanical dc-motors, wires, tubes and cardboard and the complex sound textures ...
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20/12/2011 / c++

In the redesigned Deutsche Bank headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the BrandSpace designed to provide an insight into the bank’s history, present, business areas and its brand philosophy. The Deutsche Bank Logo by Anton Stankowski is used as a starting ...
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02/12/2011 / c++, Objects

Versus is the latest installation David Letellier, combining the robot mechanics with David's long time area of exploration - kinetic sound installations, beautifully made. Previously collaborated with Lab[au] on Tessel (see detailed post on CAN), Versus consisting of two kinetic sculptures placed face to face ...
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21/02/2011 / Objects

Created by Kuan-Ju Wu, Giffi is a construction kit which allows children to build their own robots or kinetic sculptures. It consists of 3D printed moving parts supporting parts. Moving part include three types: rotating, linear actuating and sweeping with each part ...
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16/12/2010 / c++, Objects

Dynamic Structure 29117 is the latest in the collection of kinetic structures created by Willem van Weeghel in the last year. The 29117 is a mural object with dimensions of 4.20 x 2.80 m. It consists of a white background and ...
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07/10/2010 / Inspiration, Objects

Flutter is an interactive artwork by Dominic Harris, and produced by Cinimod Studio. Presented at this years Kinetica Art Fair, the installation explores the viewer’s encounter with a rabble of virtual butterflies.  Inspired by some ideas from the zoetrope and ...
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06/10/2010 / iPhone

The New Museum will present “Brion Gysin: Dream Machine,” the first US retrospective of the work of the painter, performer, poet, and writer Brion Gysin (born 1916, Taplow, UK–died 1986, Paris). Along with the exhibition, the museum has launched an ...
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01/07/2010 / Events, Processing, Profile

We had a pleasure of hearing Craig speak at the recent OFFF conference and thought we'd outline his talk including influences, development and general typography interests he has evolved over the last few years. Interestingly, we do not have many ...
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09/12/2009 / Environment, Objects

“The Particle” is a kinetic sculpture produced at Barcelona’s visual arts workshop Hangar by software and interactive audiovisual artist Alex Posada. Packed with custom electronics and using XBee for wireless communications, the creation responds to the space around it, transforming ...