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    PhonoPaper_04 copy

16/05/2014 / Android, iOS, iPad, iPhone

Created by Alexander Zolotov, and based based on the unique Russian synthesizer ANS by Evgeny Murzin, PhonoPaper is a format of graphical representation of the sound (music, human voice, etc.); in other words, it is the 2D audio barcode (by analogy with the ...
    CONSTI2GO-Thibault-Brevet-2 copy

12/03/2014 / Objects

Created by Thibault Brevet, CONSTI2GO is a portable device that allows, on the press of a button, to print copies of the US Constitution by hijacking the existing network of standard receipt printers. Thibault first prototyped the electronics with an Arduino and ...
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27/01/2014 / Cinder, Processing

Back in 2012 Nicolas Ménard created a project with the idea to design a book on the topic of colour, using a random process that generated abstract forms. Starting with colorimetric system, the process turns data functions into visual equivalents ...
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18/12/2013 / HOLO

226 pages, 34 contributors from 8 different countries, 12 months of blood, sweat and tears – the first issue of HOLO magazine, CAN's exciting print spin-off that is "more a book than a magazine," is near. And it's bigger and ...
    memory_palace_va_nexus_08 copy

23/08/2013 / Android

Created by Johnny Kelly and produced by Nexus Interactive Arts, Memory Palace is a "multi-dimensional" exhibition experience at the V&A museum commissioned by Sky Arts based on Hari Kunzru’s fictional novel about the art of memory. For the interactive work in ...
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25/07/2013 / HOLO, News

We are pleased to announce the launch of CreativeApplications.Net's Shop and the pre-order option of CAN's upcoming sister publication, HOLO magazine (which we Kickstarted successfully last December). HOLO is a semiannual periodical exploring the creative intersection of art, science and technology. ...
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17/07/2013 / Processing

Created by Vladimir V. Kuchinov, The Generative Gatsby: Jazzed Up Typography is a book  that highlights the furious rhythms of the jazz era, altering prose to a new typographic frontier and transforming the final outcome to an encyclopaedia of dance styles of ...
    Sequence3 copy

24/06/2013 / Processing, Scripts

Eyes on the Sky is a process-based investigation into generative design and the weather. Jed Carter linked 64 public-access web cameras across Europe, recording the colour of the sky, at each point, at regular intervals and produced a book that ...
    Harmonic_Series_04 copy

02/04/2013 / Processing

Created by Manuela Donoso and Luisa Pereira, The Harmonic Series is a collection of mechanical devices , software, sculptures and prints that explore the relationship between musical and visual harmony. Inspired by the nineteenth century mathematician Jules Lissajous who invented a ...
    Anonymous Press_03 copy

18/01/2013 / Scripts, WebApp

Created by Karolis Kosas, Anonymous-Press is a community driven publishing platform streamlining the process of zine making. By feeding in a set of keywords, a user defines the topic, upon which the content and the form of the publication is generated ...
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28/05/2012 / Featured, Scripts

If a picture says more than a thousand words – and current internet dynamics tend to agree – what would a visual guide to the English vocabulary, contemporary and 'webresentative', look like? Ben West and Felix Heyes, two artists and ...
    daisy_chain_v1_3 copy

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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22/09/2011 / Other

Created by Matthias Dörfelt, Handwritten Invoice is a response to the mundane task of writing invoices, replaced by computer generated visualisation of moneys owed as well as a handwritten typeface. After I set down and started working on my first invoice design using ...
    VE02x

11/08/2011 / c++, iPad, Processing, Profile

Visual Editions, nicknamed VE, is a London-based book publisher, started in early 2009 by Anna and Britt. The idea for VE comes from our joint love of books and a (mischievous) desire to do things differently, so that everything we ...
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27/02/2011 / openFrameworks

Fabricate Yourself is a project by Karl D.D. Willis that documented the Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction Conference. Given the tangible theme of the conference Karl decided to engage the community by capturing and fabricating small 3D models of attendees. Attendees firstly capture ...
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26/01/2011 / openFrameworks

Inspired by the childhood memories of artworks on their bedroom walls, Here to There is a project by Emily Gobeille & Theo Watson (Design I/O) created two years ago, now available as a limited run of prints. For the project, the duo ...
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26/01/2011 / Scripts

Print Stuff is a personal project by Guido Tamino allowing strangers to use his printer at home forming basis of what will eventually become a book. Basically he is inviting everyone to print some stuff (a short message and a picture) in ...
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24/01/2011 / Flash

Hypo is a collaboration between Matt Booth and Peter Crawley, where adobe flash was used to generate hypotrochoid designs finally resulting  in stitched prints. Matt built a small Flash tool for his personal use where he could control the radius and rotation speeds ...
    writtenimagesprocess

27/12/2010 / News

Created in collaboration with more than 70 media artists and developers from across the world, Written Images is the first of its kind, a 'programmed book', continuously regenerated for the digital printing process, offering each reader a unique experience. The team, including ...
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23/12/2010 / Objects, Processing

"Variations on Pi" is a limited edition of 50 unique light paintings created by Nils Völker. Each one of these paintings is based on a different range of consecutive decimal places of the number pi (3,14159... the mathematical constant which ...
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18/10/2010 / Processing

Excited to finally try out newspaperclub, Roberto aka m8roberto created  a small newspaper featuring 12 different patterns created using Processing. The small newspaper has 12 patterns generated using a simple processing sketch that exploits repetition and randomness to produce a variety of ...