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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 / Games, Unity

Like it's predecessors from the 80s and 90s including the early Grand Theft Auto titles and more recent Retro City Rampage, RIOT is a tributes and homages to the genre of games that take the idea of violence and transform ...
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01/08/2013 / Android, Featured, Games

rymdkapsel, game by Martin ‘grapefrukt‘ Jonasson (Grapefrukt Games) we mentioned back in November 2012, is now available for the iOS. The game was first released for Playstation Mobile and besides the iOS, Martin is also now bringing the game to the ...
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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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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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22/08/2012 / iPhone

It is safe to say that everyone that has had a play with Processing or openFrameworks has at some point thought about creating a slit scanning app for the iPhone. It is one of those techniques that gets designers thinking ...
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18/07/2012 / Cinder

Created by NYC collective Breakfast and located in Manhattan’s Herald Square at 885 6th Ave and 32nd Street, the 23x12 foot display is made up of 44,000 electromagnetic spinning dots which each flip from black to white creating a moving ...
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12/10/2011 / Cinder

"The Company" is the latest project by Andrea Cuius and Roland Ellis commissioned by Bring To Light Festival NYC. A suspended surface of 76 tungsten lamps form a catenary arch, playing host to live performances and revisiting the sounds of the 19th century ...
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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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18/09/2011 / Games

2SLEEP1 is a playlist of audiovisual performances in text mode, designed to make you fall asleep. The idea is to show the music being composed in real-time along with typewriter-style animations. Both the music interface and the graphics are built up from ...

10/08/2011 / iPad, openFrameworks

Inspired by the neo-dadaist collages of Robert Rauschenberg, about a year ago James Alliban decided to write software which would allow him to quickly paint using using a webcam. In March this year, when the iPad 2 was released with both ...

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. 

14/07/2011 / iPad, iPhone, Sound

From the creator of SunVox and a number of other very interesting apps for the iOS platform, Alexander Zolotov, comes an old school pixel experimental synth for both iPhone and iPad. The app includes multitouch arpeggiator and it is possible to draw waveform and play ...

23/06/2011 / Cinder, Mac

Created by Doug Pfeffer, Hairrrr is a Mac application that converts images into fields of hair. A while back Doug posted some sample generated images that sort of looked like body hair on the Cinder forums. Although he still hasn't found a project to integrate ...

11/04/2011 / iPad, iPhone, Processing

Created by Jeremy Awon and based on his processing sketch from about three years ago, rgb petri allows you to grow colors like bacteria in a petri dish and explore the spectrum of your iPhone & iPad display. Each perimeter pixel copies itself ...

24/03/2011 / Games, iPad, iPhone

The long awaited "21st century interpretation of the archetypical old school videogame adventure, designed exclusively for Apple's touchtronic machinery" and one of the most anticipated games for the platform, aka Sword & Sworcery EP by Superbrothers, is now available in the ...

07/01/2011 / Objects

Six-Forty by Four-Eighty is an interactive lighting installation designed to reveal the materiality of computation by recontextualizing the common pixel. Composed of two hundred and twenty magnetic pixel-tiles in a darkened room, Zigelbaum + Coelho have created each pixel able to ...

13/12/2010 / Cinder, Tutorials

Written by Joshua Noble, with images by Robert Hodgin In this little tutorial we're going to follow a path that starts with a file on the filesystem, say a PNG file, and ends with the image being drawn to the screen using OpenGL. // ...

29/08/2010 / Windows

Qubicle is a standalone Windows software for creating 3D pixel-art. It combines standard 2D image editing tools with a powerfull function-set for editing 3D cube-matrices. We first wrote about it in October last year and have just received an email from ...

22/08/2010 / Processing

Created by Hakan Bal, Jonathan Gröne and Michael Schieben for this year's Dockville, the installation includes 25 standard VGA Monitors combined to provide a single 5x5 pixel matrix. To get the images onto the screens, a Processing sketch was created ...

19/08/2010 / CANApps, iPhone, openFrameworks

Created by Kim Asendorf and published by CreativeApplications.Net, asdfbmp is a pixel pattern generator app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It creates a pixel structure by using a spatial partition algorithm resulting in fields populated by pixel patterns. You can choose from 16 ...

28/05/2010 / Flash, openFrameworks, WebApp

Designed by Superscript² who also created the flash animation generator and developed by Martial Geoffre-Rouland into an openFrameworks app, Light Invaders is a project to let the users to create animations online and then dispatch it during the DJ sets ...

21/05/2010 / Objects, openFrameworks

Few months ago I asked Alex Beim of Tangible Interaction to send us a little info about Lucia, their 112x20 LED matrix light device. Lucia is a project the team had in their heads for the last 2 years, to ...

22/01/2010 / Games, iPhone

Few months since our preview of Little Bugger, the game is finally now available in the AppStore. Crafted in beautiful black and white, Little Bugger is a take on entomophobia (fear of insects). Squash as many insects as possible without ...

07/12/2009 / Flash, Games

The first of four episodes of Pixelate's Black Forest series of mini games is now available for download. Pixelate, the team behind Mr. Bounce are bringing a series of tiny, experimental games this month, one episode per week. We have had a little ...

06/12/2009 / Games, iPhone

Coming... is a simple yet addictive shooter inspired by the old classics such as asteroids and space invaders. The game needs some balancing but considering it is free and the developer is promising a bunch of updates in the next ...

07/11/2009 / Flash, Games, Mac, Windows

Minimal, fast paced, Mega Man like, awesome Star Guard by Sparky has just been released! Features: Unlimited lives and generous checkpoints ward off frustration. Time-tracking and point system encourage speed runs. It's a Flash-based download, so it will work on PC + Mac. + It's free!! Download (via Attract ...

05/11/2009 / Games, iPhone

Caught between 'Space invaders' and a racing game, Minima is a simple, yet absolutely stunning virtual LED action extravaganza. Change your color to survive in the jungle of pixels, yellow, pink, violet, make the right choice at the right time. You are playing ...

20/10/2009 / Windows

Qubicle is a standalone Windows software for creating 3D pixel-art. It combines standard 2D image editing tools with a powerfull function-set for editing 3D cube-matrices. The tools used in the Qubicle Constructor are familiar to users of common image editing tools ...

13/10/2009 / iPhone

Somewhat inspired by bejeweled, Piyo Blocks in a game by Big Pixel Studios where the task is to swap adjacent Piyo Blocks to match 3 or more of the same kind to capture them. Adopting wonderful pixel art style graphics with subtle ...

04/10/2009 / Games, iPhone

Now, if you follow CAN you know we are very fond of Poppy's games. I am not sure there was one game we haven't written about (maybe) but we won't make an exception now. Apple and Monster is the latest ...
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