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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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17/04/2014 / Arduino, MaxMSP

Some seven months ago Squarepusher and WARP records released a video titled Z-Machines, comprised of hand built robots showcasing the stupendous chops of the robot guitarist, drummer and keyboard player. The video and installation was created in collaboration by the roboticist’s ...
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14/04/2014 / iOS, openFrameworks

Created by Eric Rieper, Wake Up With the World is a an iOS application that turns your wake up alarm into musical collaborative experience. When you wake your GPS coordinates are translated into musical notes and combined with those of every other ...
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20/02/2014 / Arduino, Processing, Sound

Created by Felix Faire and on display at the Royal Academy in London for "Sensing Spaces" Friday Late event tomorrow (21st Feb), Contact is an acoustic research project that turns any hard surface into an interface. The project is part of work in progress ...
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14/02/2014 / Sound

Ototo is an initiative by London based Dentaku (Mark McKeague and Yuri Suzuki) to bring the all-in-one musical invention kit to everyone. The kit  allows you to make an instrument any way you want and has everything you need to make sound interactive: ...
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11/02/2014 / Featured, Unity

Inspired by atmospheric landscape painting from JW Turner to Peter Doig and the computational lifeforms of Carl Sims, Radiohead - Polyfauna is a collaboration between Radiohead, Nigel Godrich, Stanley Donwood and Universal Everything. Described as "a living, breathing, growing touchscreen ...
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11/02/2014 / Video

Working with the code from Daniel Shiffman's 'Flocking' sketch in Processing, Cyrill Studer and Lazar Jeremic, under direction of Ludwig Zeller, created this visual instrument for creating and controlling organically moving particles with a swarm behaviour. The swarm behaviour from the original sketch was changed ...
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22/01/2014 / MaxMSP, Sound

Created by Osacr Palou & Alexander Müller-Rakow at the UdK, Theometrica is a sound interface that explores the relation of ethnologic, geometric graphics and generative sound synthesis. Inspired by acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medicine technique based on the insertion and manipulation ...
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14/01/2014 / Javascript

Created by Left Field Labs, Music Drop is an interpretation of traditional hand cranked music box with the ability for the user to create their own custom tune. Excited to see what we could do with 3D printing capabilities the ...
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09/01/2014 / MaxMSP

MirrorFugue is a Ph.D. research project by Xiao Xiao at the MIT Media Lab, exploring communicating gesture in music collaboration across space and time. The project is comprised of a set of interfaces for piano to visualise the gesture of ...
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16/12/2013 / Javascript, WebApp

To celebrate the fifth birthday of Baillat Cardell and fils, Iregular decided to give their long term friends and collaborators a special present. By compiling all the research they did on web technologies and mobile during the year they created ...
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04/12/2013 / Other

Toronto’s Egyptrixx (David Psutka) returns with his second album “A/B til Infinity” which takes the form of a multi-media collaboration with Berlin-based visual artist A N F - Andreas Nicolas Fischer. The project consists of the album, the video for Ax//s ...
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28/11/2013 / Arduino, openFrameworks

'Tantra’ is the new single from Timo Maas, taken from his latest artist album, ‘Lifer. The video for the single, created by Daito Manabe, Motoi Ishibashi, Muryo Homma and Youichi Sakamoto (rhizomatiks) includes a machine that uses Arduino controlled ball dispensers, motorised ...
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14/10/2013 / iPhone, openFrameworks, Sound

Developed by the italian interaction designer at Fabrica, Angelo Semeraro, ‘Sadly by your side’ is the debut album of the electronic musician edisonnoside. The Record describes and explores the theme of distance through a dark and blurry instrumental electronic music. ‘Sadly ...
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30/09/2013 / CAN Events

(Background image - Theo Spyropoulos) Resonate festival in Belgrade is back for another year bringing artists together to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. 'Early Bird' tickets go on sale Wednesday 16th October! We are ...
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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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01/09/2013 / Inspiration, Scripts

Created by the Teresuac collective, Ghost Are Dancing is a personal project made using Houdini. The team created motion capture of the face with two cameras and the main effect was done in 2D using motion vector and lighting from 3D. The resulting video ...
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When Studio Hands were contacted by the experimental music label Electric Deluxe to design merchandise for them, they knew they wanted to experiment combining analogue and digital sound techniques. Soundwaves see that music from the musician reaches the listener - team explains. They thought ...
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12/07/2013 / Sound

From his early and important locative media projects with the KNIFEANDFORK collective and onwards, the Brooklyn and Providence-based artist Brian House has been scrutinizing space and narrative. The body of work he's developed in subsequent years has yielded some rather savvy ...
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17/06/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing, Sound

The urban soundscape has been a renewed topic of inquiry within media art over the last several years. This is not entirely surprising, as, given the propagation of cheap sensors, there is the possibility for much more granular analysis and ...
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13/05/2013 / openFrameworks, Sound

Created by Ed Burton, formerly of SodaPlay, and now at Queen Mary, University of London, Tunetrace transforms photographs of drawings into music. The app uses OpenCV and OpenFrameworks to first find edges in your photographs, reduce them to polylines and ...
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'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 ...
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17/04/2013 / vvvv

Cycles 720 is an hybrid visual/audio sequencer by Craig Allan aka Numbercult built using VVVV and Ableton Live with a custom M4L patch. Circle/Line interactions trigger percussion: rhythm and swing are dictated by the size, number of circles, their degree of separation, ...
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04/03/2013 / vvvv

Created and performed by Edisonnoside and visual artist Daniel Schwarz, imposition is a live audiovisual performance that combines dark, blurry electronic music and non-linear rhythms meld with hypnotic abstract visuals superimposed on a matrix of rods.
 "Image and sound go hand in ...
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23/01/2013 / Games

Latest project from Lucky Frame combines generative music and familiar gameplay. As with their previous releases, Pugs Luv Beats and Bad Hotel, Wave Trip is a music game where the focus is on creation. The structure of the levels is inspired by ...
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02/01/2013 / Android, Games

"Mental rotation is somewhat localized to the right cerebral hemisphere. It is thought to take place largely in the same areas as perception. It is associated with the rate of spatial processing and intelligence" Created by Bence Samu and Ágoston Nagy using Processing, ...
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21/12/2012 / Featured, Processing

Created using Processing, ModelBuilder Library by Marius Watz and a 3D printer, Amanda Ghassaei at instructables managed to print a 33rpm music record that actually doesn't sound too bad considering the limitations of currently available 3d printing technologies. These records play on regular turntables, with regular needles, ...
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13/12/2012 / Cinder, iPad, iPhone

Snibbe Studio's biggest project since the Björk Biophilia, REWORK is a full-length app album treatment for the Beck/Philip Glass collaborative remix album featuring artists like Amon Tobin and Cornelius now available for the iPhone and iPad. The studio has built a ...
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10/12/2012 / Android, iPad, iPhone

Created by London's digital art and design collective Field, Energy Flow is a non-linear film experience created for the iOS and Android platforms that explores the physical, social and spiritual tensions in our world. The film is composed of multiple ...
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13/11/2012 / iPad, Sound

Created by Marcos Alonso, Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly with your fingers. It allows you to explore the sounds melody and texture using ...
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28/09/2012 / Events, Objects, Review

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 ...
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