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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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21/03/2014 / Processing

Created by Lafkon duo consisting of Benjamin Stephan and Christoph Haag, etcpp is an animation created using Processing and a Pen Plotter where animation frames are drawn into various granular matter. The project started during a pitch for collaborative animation project and ...
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20/09/2013 / Objects

Created by Benjamin Muzzin for his Bachelor Media & Interaction Design at ECAL, Full Turn explores the third dimension using the frame of a flat screen. By rotating screen around its central point at very high speed, Benjamin is able ...
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11/06/2013 / Processing, Scripts

There are no efficient algorithms for many computer science problems. The simplest approach is to try all possible (or many) solutions until the desired outcome is reached. This is called Brute Force Method. Andreas Nicolas Fischer created a Python script that creates ...
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28/05/2013 / Mac

Robert Frank's The Americans is one of the most iconic photographic projects of the 20th century. Published in the late 1950s the photographic compendium offered a fresh, authentic perspective on class, race and everyday life on the street. This classic project ...
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13/05/2013 / Featured, Objects, Processing

[caption id="attachment_35166" align="alignnone" width="640"] (click for full image)[/caption] Matthew Plummer-Fernandez's ongoing exploration of digital fabrication needs little introduction to CAN readers. Over the past few years the London-based artist has designed several series of exquisite artifacts that a viewer might be ...
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18/04/2013 / Featured, iPhone

Created by Vladimir Shreyder, Boris Golovnev and Ivan Shornikov, Glitché is a free iPhone application that lets you distort your photos using common computer errors and bugs. Using similar UX to popular image apps such as Instagram, Glitché includes filters such as glitch, ...
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15/04/2013 / Cinder, iPhone

Created by Matthieu Savary, Pixel is Data is not your ordinary photography app for the iOS. Instead of dealing with pixels as you'd expect, all in order to represent the scene you have just photographed, Pixel is Data uses the image data and shows ...
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06/03/2013 / Events, Review

Free Speech for Whom Panel with Danah Boyd, Adrian Chen, and Zeynep Tufecki Photo Credit: Aaron Thompson A strangeness abounds when people are asked to theorize and elucidate something so untethered and rhizomatic as the Internet. At its basic structure, networks connect ...
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11/02/2013 / c++, Other

Kruysman-Proto explore the complexities and opportunities in collaborative robotics. Working with students at the The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) and using custom built software developed by Kruysman-Proto,  the latest work titled Eye,Robot focusses on the intersection of computation, robotic ...
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16/10/2012 / Games, iPad

Created by Nadezda Suvorova (concept and design), Jérémie Forge (sound design) and Pierre Rossel/Nadezda Suvorova (development), OKO is a graphic puzzle  game for the iPad that uses imagery from NASA database. The goal is to reconstruct an image by stopping rotating ...
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McLaren approached MarshmallowLaserFeast for a teaser for the launch of their new car, the P12. Initially the job revolved around projection mapping, to project on (a model of) the car, something the MLF team wanted to avoid. Working directly with the ...
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19/09/2012 / Javascript, WebApp

Created by Julien Levesque, Street Views Patchwork is a website which combines four embedded Google StreetView scenes from different places together to create a coherent landscape scene. It works like a slideshow, but the collage is quickly broken if you try to use ...
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12/09/2012 / Objects, Other

Affordable hardware has it's benefits and problems. As cheap electronics become widespread and more available, we become less protective of them. No longer we purchase cases or try to protect them. Kindle, costing mere $7o  is one of those devices, your ...
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30/05/2012 / Processing

Schwarm by Andreas Nicolas Fischer is a Processing application that uses a swarm of particles to gradually create an abstract composition from photographs. The drawing agents behave according to a set of rules, but have a degree of autonomy. Each time the ...
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29/05/2012 / iPhone, Quarz Composer

InstaCRT is a project and an iPhone camera app by Martin Ström, Ruben Broman and Erik Wåhlström. The project started as an idea to see how a “real world” filter for photos (like the popular Histamatic and Instagram apps) would work, except their filter is ...
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16/05/2012 / Cinder, iPhone

DMesh, a custom software for Mac made using Cinder by Dofl Yun that analyzes an image and generate a triangle meshes with points (read post) is now also available for the iPhone. Just take a photo and DMesh analyzes your ...
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10/05/2012 / c++, Other, Scripts

Created by Ben Cowell-Thomas, Lightplot is a robotic 3D light painting system. Animation is exported from 3DS Max, and imported into the Lightplot software which then drives a robotic arm to draw the models in the air. The software also controls ...
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03/04/2012 / Featured, Games, Theory

A significant percentage of video games employ in one way or another the figure of death. The thanatological sub-species of video game representations are practically endless: dismemberment, infection, untreatable wounds, explosion, etc. Players can be eaten, crushed, sliced, diced, quartered, ...
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29/03/2012 / c++, Other

CityScape is a collection of three collages that depict the most characteristic parts of Copenhagen that almost appear as separate cities within the city. Created by Daim Yoon, Mette Lyckegaard and Marcin Ignac, the trio used the pictures of the city as as ...
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20/03/2012 / Linux, Objects

Few days ago BREAKFAST launched Instaprint on Kickstarter. Instaprint is a location-based photo booth that turns Instagrams into physical prints. Set the device to listen for a specific hashtag and/or location and watch as it prints out all Instagrams with ...
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03/02/2012 / Games, iPad

"The fireflies are leaving the city, looking for a new home. Let your touch guide them as they soar through the skies and dance among the trees" is the description of an experimental video game 'Flight of the Fireflies' by Jonathan Hise ...
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23/01/2012 / Featured, Theory

(This essay was commissioned by Centre national des arts plastiques for Graphisme en France 2012) - Edited by Casey Reas and Chandler McWilliams - Technical mastery and innovation are part of the rich history of visual design. The printing press is the quintessential example ...
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18/12/2011 / iPhone

Stilla is a new collaboration between Patrick Juchli and Bernhard Frey, an iPhone app that combines photography with 3d projection. The app allows you to take multiple photos from different views, remembering your orientation and positioning those photos in 3d space related to another ...
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17/10/2011 / Cinder, Mac

In the last few years we have  seen a number of projects that utilise delaunay triangulation to translate photographs into their geometric representations. Jonathan Puckey's Delaunay Raster was the first to utilise this combination of delaunay triangulation with manually placed points and color averaging. ...
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26/09/2011 / iPhone

Once in a while comes a photography app that does something really different. If you’re a fan of action sports or just like to take pictures of moving objects you're definitely going to like this. Nabit lets you catch the right ...
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22/07/2011 / Processing

Pierre Commenge aka Emoc creates knitted like photographs using Processing. The application, with no UI, follows deterministic rules where every pixel of the picture is given pictorial qualities from its components in a color space. 
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20/07/2011 / openFrameworks, Processing

Aleph is the graduation project of Tiemen Rapati. A combination of imagery driven by generative processes in perspective to create representations of memory and mental association. “On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent ...
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19/05/2011 / Processing

Concentrated Geographies is Toronto media artist Tori Foster's first solo show and—making good on its name—the assembled work carefully considers the nature and representation of urban experience. The show features four projects, all of which rely on Processing to manipulate ...
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28/03/2011 / Games, openFrameworks

Back in 1966, Ken Knowlton and Leon Harmon were experimenting with photomosaic, creating large prints from collections small symbols or images. In Studies in Perception I, they created an image of a reclining nude by scanning a photograph with a camera and converting ...
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21/03/2011 / Processing

Created by onformative, Berlin based studio founded by Julia Laub and Cedric Kiefer, Fragments of RGB is a project that explores the nature of digital image, it's construction and interaction with it. By segmenting the RGB pixels in the image and ...
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