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16/01/2014 / Games, iPad, iPhone

Part game, part visual experiment, and originally prototyped at the global game jam 2013, 577Rhea is the latest from André Sier, Portuguese artist-programmer at s373.net/x. You are your planet's last hope and you have to time-travel through black holes with ...
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31/10/2013 / iPad, Unity

Created by Etter Studio using Unity 3D, Drei is a game about logic, skill and collaboration for the iPad. The mission is simple but things tend get in the way... explosives, thunderstorms, gravity and as always sometimes incompetent colleagues. Although available as a ...
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13/11/2012 / Featured, Games, Theory

In 1958, the American physicist William Higinbotham created what is one of the first instances of what we would today call a modern "video game". The game, named Tennis For Two, was built at the Brookhaven National Laboratory for their ...
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17/09/2012 / Featured, Processing, Tutorials

In this hands-on tutorial I will walk you through the steps needed to turn YOU into an interactive virtual polygon. How awesome is that? To realise our creative end goal we will be using Processing and several of it's contributed ...
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07/06/2012 / Flash, iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

unVerse is a generative music generation system created by Ian Snyder and ported to iOS by Lucky Frame. It uses a minimalist system of white points floating on a black screen. When two points approach they connect and push each other away, generating a musical tone. ...
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27/04/2012 / iPad, Other

Latest piece by Stephan Maximilian Huber using OpenSceneGraph and “cefix” comes in the shape of iPad app called Konfetti. A fun little experiment that uses the image captured by the camera and dissolves it into a number of dots that follow the movements in front of ...
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16/02/2012 / openFrameworks, Sound

The following clip is a preview Simon Katan's new composition tool for live performance Cube with Magic Ribbons created using openFrameworks and SuperCollider. Simon describes the piece as partly drawing on the visual paradoxes of M.C.Escher but also being inspired by the ...
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26/09/2011 / Cinder, Mac, Windows

Textoy is a cinder app by Ariel Malka that is all about physical interaction with text and a slight touch of generative sound. Latest work in progress in the series of projects exploring interactive text and typeface, in this latest experiment Ariel has created an ...
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25/08/2011 / CANApps, iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

Inspired by the natural phenomena of cloths and liquids, Ricardo Sanchez explores spring mesh dynamics using box2D physics. SpringMesh is an interactive cloth you can twist, pull and deform using multitouch or gravity. Created by Ricardo and published by apps.CAN, SpringMesh is ...
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12/08/2011 / iPad, iPhone, Sound

This week saw the release of  'Virus', the new in-app purchase from Björk's forthcoming 'Biophilia' app-album created in collaboration with Scott Snibbe and M/M (Paris). As expected the new Virus release does not disappoint. We are handed a mesmerising viral system that ...
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09/05/2011 / Arduino, Objects, Processing

The Quantum Parallelograph is an exploratory project by Patrick Stevenson Keating examining the scientific and philosophical ideas surrounding the theory of quantum physics and multiple universes. The device delves into the multiverse, and allows users to glimpse into their "parallel ...
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05/05/2011 / Processing, Tutorials

Would you like to create what you see in those videos? Well, read on! Because in this article I will show you how you can do just that using Processing and Toxiclibs. As Processing’s biggest open source collection of libraries, ...
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26/04/2011 / c++, Mac

For this year’s Creative Review Annual cover, together with Nexus Interactive Arts, Minivegas created a custom application to draw a letter 'A' using content from the CR's website and Twitter feed over the past year. We decided to make an "A" from CR's ...
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28/01/2011 / Android, Games

Released in 2009 and developed by Camel Games, Space Physics is ... (ok, you guessed), a physics game for Android with something like, let's say, a "neo-retro-gaming-tron-like" design. Your goal is to help a little green ball reach a shiny star ...
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19/01/2011 / openFrameworks, Sound

Presented at the last month's ImageRama in Kyushu University (Fukuoka/Japan), Dial is the latest application/project by Hiroshi Matoba, the creator of Overbug, processing based graphical sound sequencer we wrote about few months back. In the video below Hiroshi Matoba and Nobu Furuta demo ...
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12/12/2010 / iPhone, Sound

Created by the team behind Audio Tool, Pulsate is a sound toy, an instrument which uses pulse as a way to create sound. Tapping on the screen creates circles which grows in scale. When two or more circles touch, they ...
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22/10/2010 / Cinder

Latest from David Wicks (sansumbrella) and selected for the WrittenImages book is this beautiful geometrical study created using Cinder. David writes: Jacob's Cave developed in response to seeing a range of helictite formations in a show cave in Missouri. Helictites grow downward, but also ...
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30/09/2010 / Cinder, Mac

Created by Mario Gonzalez and currently in development, RibbonPaint is a drawing application for OSX. Instead of resorting to traditional brushes, RibbonPaint uses a ribbon like shape, always deforming as a drawing element. As you move your cursor across the screen you are continuously deforming the ribbon (the brush), ...
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09/09/2010 / iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

Created by Andrey Yazev (the389), Nlug is a simple, beautiful and extremely addictive clock app made using openFrameworks. Included is a digital clock made of particles controlled by a physics engine. When the time changes particles explode and transform into new digits. You ...
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13/07/2010 / iPad, iPhone

Designed by Mike Tucker, PopClock is a fun new clock app created using the Cocos2d framework. Time is laid out in the circles which from time to time 'pop' resulting in various collisions amongst other circles. Double tapping changes the ...
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30/06/2010 / iPad, iPhone, openFrameworks

G is a Gravitation simulator designed for iPad /iPhone created by Oriol Ferrer Mesià. G allows you to quickly experiment the effects of the Universal Gravitation by adding bodies into the simulation, seeing how they react to each other in ...
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11/06/2010 / Objects, openFrameworks

Andreas has finally found time to come back to the wonderful personal project he has been working on for some time now. I thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce it to CAN readers, considering I have been ...
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14/02/2010 / Games, iPhone

Absorb is a game of orbs, physics and colour. The task is to pull them into the same-colored Gates (coloured bars at the bottom of the screen) to absorb the Orbs, or leave them on the screen to combine with ...
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16/10/2009 / Games, iPhone

Inspired by Arkanoid, Mr Bounce is the new game from Pixelate and Space of Play with music and sound effects by Martin Straka. Filled with neon colors, ball physics, wonderful electro music, Mr. Bounce adds new ingredients to the classic formula. ...
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18/08/2009 / Games, iPhone

Stay is a new physics game in the AppStore from Pete Anderson (weeatpeople.com). The concept is simple, keep your red object on the seesaw for as long as possible. You keep things balanced by dropping more blocks onto the seesaw. ...
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02/01/2009 / Games, iPhone

Similar to Touch Physics, a game for the iPhone available in the AppStore for some time, Crayon Physics is a new addition to the games incorporating physics and drawing. What makes Crayon Physics special is that instead of just focusing on the creation ...