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17/05/2013 / Events

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="640"] Jean Piche, Helix[/caption] Montreal, the beginning of May, a dark performance space illuminated by an otherworldly glow; this combination of factors could only mean one thing – Elektra! The 14th edition of the venerable Canadian digital arts ...
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21/02/2013 / Members

We have 3 copies of "Nature of Code" by Daniel Shiffman - Natural systems using Processing to give away to CAN members. This wonderful book by Daniel Shiffman takes phenomena that naturally occur in our physical world and shows you how to simulate them ...
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19/12/2012 / Featured, Review

"The main change in the design process achieved by using generative design is that traditional craftsmanship recedes into the background, and abstraction and information become the new principal elements."  Thus reads a rather pertinent nugget of wisdom tucked into the ...
    Avatar Interface

06/11/2012 / Review

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." To a science fiction fan or film buff, that nugget of dialogue evokes big, sweeping conversations about the more ominous aspects of machine sentience. However, when the ensuing exchange is viewed through the lens ...
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02/11/2012 / Featured, Processing, Review

Can we capture the unpredictable evolutionary and emergent properties of nature in software? Can understanding the mathematical principles behind our physical world help us to create digital worlds? This book focuses on the programming strategies and techniques behind computer simulations ...
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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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10/08/2012 / Events, Featured, Theory

Visualizations are created to make data more legible. They are intended to give us a neutral portrait, so to speak, of how collections of data relate to each other. In so doing, they make information accessible to us that would ...
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04/07/2012 / Review

The pundit scrum that massed around the New Aesthetic may not have yielded the overarching conversation about digital aesthetics that we needed to have in 2012, but it was the one we got. Fueled by the forward-thinking 'curation' of James ...
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27/06/2012 / Events, Review

Eyeo, eyeo, eyeo – well, where to begin? At the best of times providing an overarching review of a festival is an exercise in exclusion and cobbling together a vague impression of the second edition of Eyeo is no exception. ...
    Ghosts With Shit Jobs

11/05/2012 / Review

The year is 2040 and it has been two decades since the American economy tanked. North America is a sprawling mega-slum and the population of the West is viewed as a massive, cheap labour force for China and India. This ...
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22/03/2012 / Review

One need only look as far as the upstart GLI.TC/H festival and its vibrant constellation of related practitioners to see that the glitch aesthetic is alive and well. Rosa Menkman has been active as an artist, theorist, organizer and agitator within ...
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13/01/2012 / Featured, Games, Review

From Roger Ebert's pedantic proclamation that "video games can never be art" to the clichéd fawning over the truckloads of revenue generated by each new release in the Modern Warfare series, gaming consistently inspires overarching conversations about media and culture. ...
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31/10/2011 / Featured, Review

Visual Complexity is a site maintained by Manuel Lima which collects projects that deal with complexity in information. Not always about communicating clarity the site's predominant focus was acknowledging beauty that exists in complex representation of information and data. Within a year of ...
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18/08/2011 / Processing

Generative Art: A Practical Guide using Processing is a book by Matt Pearson, published by Manning. The book offers a guide to creating generative graphics for print, video and the web whilst at the same time addressing the philosophy and practice of using ...
    Simon Geilfus & Murcof / MUTEK 2011

20/06/2011 / Events, Sound

[AntiVJ's Simon Geilfus and Murcof at A/Visions 2 / photo: basic_sounds] Having just completed its twelfth run, Montreal's MUTEK festival continues to cultivate the the substantial niche it has carved out for itself on the global media arts circuit. In addition ...
    Blow Up

23/12/2010 / Featured, Review, Theory

A Philosophy of Computer Art is a text that may interest some readers of creativeapplications.net as it covers the intersection of computing and art, discussing some of the classics of interactive art, and doing a lot of thinking about what ...
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24/04/2010 / iOS

The Creative Review Annual is a showcase of the creative work published by the Creative Review magazine. It includes commercials, identities, posters, magazines, brochures, websites, books, music videos, installations  and in other words an endless source of inspiration from some ...
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16/10/2008 / Android

T-Mobile's G1 Android based HTC phone reviews have started coming in. If you are considering it, places to go and read the reviews are: T-Mobile G1 review on Engadget (Part1, Part2) T-Mobile G1 review on Gizmodo here A Hands-on First Look at Google ...