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Emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology.

226 pages of conversation, research, opinion, analysis. Step into artists' studios and workshops to discover the faces, personalities, and processes behind important work. Learn more!

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    Mirage by Ralf Baecker_03 copy

16/04/2014 / Events

Created by Ralf Baecker and produced by the LEAP gallery in Berlin, Mirage is an installation that uses muscle wires to move a mirror that reflects a laser beam into a shape of a landscape. Currently installed in the LEAP gallery, the piece the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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29/11/2013 / Environment

Created by HC Gilje and commissioned for LIAF 2013, Trace is a light-motion installation presented at the recent festival Lofoten Art Festival. LIAF 2013 takes its international participants and audiences to unusual sites such as a garage, a library, a shed, a hotel, a cinema, ...
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20/11/2013 / c++, Environment

First shown at the New Forms Festival (CA) and followed by Signal Festival (CZ), Glow Festival (NL) and many more to come, Tesseract - also known as the HyperCube, is the latest installation by the Paris based collective 1024 Architecture. The installation is a 3d sculptural ...
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09/10/2013 / Arduino

Earlier this year panGenerator was invited by Copernicus Science Center to create an installation for the new media and technology oriented Transformations Festival and given the central idea of this years edition - empowering people via new tools such as ...
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17/09/2013 / Arduino, Environment

Ealier this year Arcade (James Alliban, Keiichi Matsuda and William Coleman) were commissioned to make a visual accompaniment to Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, performed by the North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the first performance ...
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22/08/2013 / Events, Kids, Objects

Back in 2008, for his Royal College of Art graduation show, Yuri Suzuki presented work which involved an innovative way of playing conventional vinyl records, including a miniature electric circuit constructed from pieces of old records on which small cars circulate and ...
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21/08/2013 / MaxMSP, Processing

Commissioned by Sonos, Light House is an interactive light and sound responsive installation created by NY's SoftLab that responds in real-time to Sonos components. The installation is constructed of a grid of 600 fluorescent light tubes at varying heights and lengths to create ...
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04/08/2013 / iPhone, openFrameworks

Created by Bradley Simpson, Blinkdrink is a simple provocation to imagine new modes of interacting with screen-based technologies, taking the experience of the 2-d screen and extending it into 3-d space, and having fun with it. Simply put by Bradley - Blinkdrink invites the ...
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03/05/2013 / Featured, MaxMSP, Other

Created by UVA, Vanishing Point employs perspective as both tool and visual outcome to reshape, redefine and represent a pristine space. Inspired by sketches of Great Masters like Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo DaVinci or Albrecht Dürer, UVA sends lines into space from ...
    forest_marshmallow_laser_feast_05 copy
'Forest' is the latest interactive installation by Marshmallow Laser Feast, London collective consisting of  Memo Akten, Robin McNicholas and Barney Steel. Commissioned by and premiered at the STRP Biennale in Eindhoven, 'Forest' covers almost 450 square meters and is comprised of over 150 musical 'trees' made of ...
    KIHOU_chinaware_White_01 copy

22/04/2013 / Objects

Created by tangent:, a design studio based in London and Tokyo, KIHOU (April 2013) is a bubbling brew of liquid light. Served in a small ceramic cube is a sticky translucent liquid, covered with a thin layer of black silicone ...
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12/04/2013 / Environment

30 pieces of molded plastic, 2 HD projectors – hovering in the dark of Berlin's 401contemporary gallery is Robert Seidel's latest projection sculpture. Suspended from the ceiling and drenched in waves of light the amorph, skeletal structure comes alive – ...
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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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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 ...
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29/01/2013 / openFrameworks

Created by WOW Inc and programmed by Takashi Aoki and Fumihito Anzai, Bloom Skin is an installation for the display window of Elttob Tep Issey Miyake. The project is comprised a very light and thin cloth ‘organdie’ with 8 fans controlling the waving in the air. Using openFrameworks ...
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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 ...
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26/10/2012 / openFrameworks

Silo 468 is a permanent light installation that transforms abandoned oil silo in Helsinki into a light display and civic center. For this project, Tecné Collective joined Lighting Design Collective to create a custom software that controls the installation’s light ...
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02/10/2012 / Objects

Developed at the Disney Research labs, Printed Optics is a new approach of creating custom optical elements for interactive devices using 3D printing. Printed Optics enable sensing, display, and illumination elements to be directly embedded in the body of an interactive ...
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24/09/2012 / Arduino, Processing

Created by Korean collective HYBE, IRIS is a media canvas with matrix of conventional information display technology, that is a monochrome LCD.Through the phased opening and closing of circular black liquid crystal, IRIS can create various patterns and control the ...
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07/08/2012 / Events, Javascript, Three Js, WebApp

Photograph: Andy Paradise, 2012 From 28 July – 23 September 2012 Tate Modern in London is the home to "Little Sun" a project by Olafur Eliasson, part of the London 2012 Festival. Purpose of the project is to raise awareness about the need ...
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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 ...
    Assembly by Kimchi and Chips 08 x copy

24/07/2012 / Featured, openFrameworks, Other, vvvv

A hemisphere of 5,500 white blocks occupies the air, each hanging from above in a pattern which repeats in order and disorder. Pixels play over the physical blocks as an emulsion of digital light within the physical space, producing a ...
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18/07/2012 / openFrameworks

Interactive Laser Sculpture is work in progress by Jayson Haebich that involves creating light sculptures out of laser light. The beams of light are interactive and responsive to touch and create an environment of light, colour and sound.
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Now in its 22nd year, the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase hit Cannes again, unveiling another presentation of the new directorial talent. Marshmallow Laser Feast (Robin McNicholas, Memo Akten and Barnaby Steel) were the creative and technical directors of the production which ...
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(ARL) Affection Research Lab: Affection Stations is a thesis project by Salvador Orara searching for ways to reconnect to our devices to facilitate revelations. They are designed as immersive installations which listen, and transcode a device's unique incidental sound, exposing them to be ...
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25/04/2012 / c++, Other

Some time ago Sosolimited and Plebian Design set out to create a large scale transparent LCD sculpture for a science museum atrium. Each pixel was designed as a piece of glass that could independently change the transparency of: from opaque black to ...
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11/01/2012 / Environment, Objects

The City of Lille (FR) commissioned the Rotterdam studio of media artist, architect and 2009 Dutch Design Price winner Daan Roosegaarde to build Lotus Dome (2011-2012), an upcoming living aluminum foil structure that 'blooms' in response to touch and warmth. ...
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07/01/2012 / Arduino, Objects

[Photo: S.T. Heizmann] What looks like a time-lapse recording of bioluminescent critters roaming the deep sea floor is in fact a swarm of 9 autonomous UV light emitting robots inhabiting a 1 x 2 meter phosphorescent surface. Created by Mey Lean Kronemann, ...
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