Created by Brad Todd, Collimation takes a form of basic form of artificial intelligence, where the visual stimuli is translated, in a performative act of seeing with the resulting data that takes the form of a neuron.
Weird Second-order Loops is a series of computer-generated animation loops that never repeat. Each of the loops is centred around a playful and simple cyclical idea that is a procedural reinterpretation of a long existing animation cliché, potentiating it ad infinitum.
Created by Emmanuel Le Cerf, BILL is a simple paper bill, one piece of material supposed designed to last the long-term, which gets turned into a never ending animation. Originally white, this paper becomes blue when touched by heat. If over-exposed to heat, the paper is totally blue. If a new heat comes close to the blue paper, it lets a white and ephemeral mark.
Rafeal Lozano-Hemmer is largely known for his large scale installations that invite audience participation. An extension of this participation is also how he takes elements of physical interaction and gives them digital or technological corollaries. His latest show at Bitforms Gallery is no different. Although, ironically, rather than taking something inherently physical, it takes the […]
Voice Lessons (2011) by John Keston is an electronic, audio device that interrogates the popular myth that every musical instrument imitates the human voice. Touching the screen allows the participant to manipulate the visuals and vocalizations of the “voice teacher” as he recites vocal warm up exercises. John describes the piece “in the space between […]
Inspired by the IBM tape loop machine, Donut is the latest release from The Strange Agency. This sound sequencer is a strange one, like the old IBM machine, it makes time two-dimensional by first creating a three dimensional loop and two dimensional sound. It does this by first looping a linear track, then multiplying it into […]
Created by Eric Rosenbaum at the MIT Media Lab + Lifelong Kindergarten, MmmTsss is a free application for playful sound looping. Pressing the mouse button will allow you to attach a sound to a track. You can increase or decrease volume of each track or use plus or minus to increase or decrease tempo. Left […]
From the author of Thump comes his latest app Sampletoy. As it’s name would imply, Sampletoy is about having fun with sound. At it’s core, Sampletoy is a simple sampler. It lets you record audio using the iPhone microphone and play it back at different pitches. You can set the loop points for the recording […]
Flourish is a musical toy and composition tool for the iPhone. The helvetica bold and beautiful interface allows you to quickly build diverse and complex arrangements. Organised around clusters of objects, each elements has it’s own loop and is triggered by it’s arrangment and proximity to other elements. The app includes example compositions to have […]
Originally developed for Game Boy, Nanoloop music sequencer, synthesizer and sampler by Oliver Wittchow is now available for the iPhone/iPod Touch. First released in 1999, Nanoloop for the gameboy has attracted a great following and even though the gameboy may be out of date today the device is still used to compose and manipulate loops […]
The Buddha Machine is a palm-sized plastic box that plays ambient music loops composed by Beijing-based duo FM3. The iPhone application is a “virtual Buddha Machine” replicating the no-nonsense simplicity of the original. The app was developed together with Jason Forrest (see Star6 on CAN) and Agile Partners. Featuring hypnotic, ethereal music designed to create […]
ProLoop is an audio loop playing and sound experimentation app from Trapcode. It features a pretty cool looking interface that shows the waveform of each loop as it plays. It can play up to 6 loops and you can mix and pan each independantly. Where ProLoop shines is it’s ability to mangle your loops by […]