At its best, creative inquiry offers intellectual nourishment, empowerment and solace. At the end of 2016, we need all of those, which is why remembering – and celebrating – the outstanding work done this year is all the more important. Over the past twelve months we’ve added more than 100 projects to our archive – and with your help we’ve selected the favourite ones!
Created by a Golan Levin, David Newbury, and Kyle McDonald, with the assistance of Golan’s students at CMU, Terrapattern is a visual search tool for satellite imagery that provides journalists, citizen scientists, and other researchers with the ability to quickly scan large geographical regions for specific visual features.
Taking place at the Scopitone Festival in Nantes / France on the 15th september 2015 (8:15 pm) is the latest iteration of CAN initiated Transcranial, an ambitious, collaborative performance project by Klaus Obermaier, Kyle McDonald and Daito Manabe
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.
The Augmented Hand Series is a real-time interactive software system that presents playful, dreamlike, and uncanny transformations of its visitors’ hands.
Earlier this year, Resonate festival was the host to Transcranial, a CAN initiated project bringing Klaus Obermaier, Daito Manabe and Kyle McDonald to Belgrade for two weeks to work on a new performance piece, creating a bridge between three festivals in Europe.
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.
Recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate David Hedberg’s Smile TV turns the medium’s engagement pattern on its head: instead of making you smile at on-screen silliness, you have to “smile to watch”.
AIT (“Social Hacking”), taught for the first time this semester by Lauren McCarthy and Kyle McDonald at NYU’s ITP, explored the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self representation as mediated by technology.
Light Leaks is a light installation by Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan comprised of fifty mirror balls projecting controlled light in the room.
C++ creative coding toolkit to create realtime feedback environments for dancers is now available for download. Available both as open source download and applications for Mac and Windows to choreograph or rehearse previously programmed scenes.
ExR3 is an a anamorphic analogue interactive installation that exists coherently in a fractured, mirrored version of a reflected room visible from four points within the real space.