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Every once in a while a project comes along that will change how we think, discuss and produce digital art. It's impact derives not so much from features or execution, but from the foresight of the ingenious minds behind them. One such mind is Yugo Nakamura, ...
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24/04/2013 / Javascript, Three Js

Collaborations are always a great chance to see artists' work in new light. "Image-of-Edessa" is a project between Evan Roth, known for his GIF investigations among other things and Geoffrey Lillemon who explores quite unique pop-cultural cut&paste imagery that has started with ...
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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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22/10/2012 / Javascript

The use of self-tracking apps and devices is now so widespread that it is easy to overlook how much our thinking about 'personal analytics' is rooted in social web services. Urbana-Champaign-based media artist Benjamin Grosser's most recent project, Facebook Demetricator, ...
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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 ...
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02/04/2012 / Javascript, Review

In his mile-a-minute guest spot on Rob Sonic's most recent album Sabotage Gigante, Los Angeles-based Busdriver fires off a verbal salvo about powder burns on a disk drive and generating buzz across the blogosphere. While this kind of technobabble isn't ...
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27/01/2012 / Objects, Other

Is post social media friendship an emotional investment of diminishing returns? It really depends who you ask. Midwest-based designer Colin Pinegar's recent BFA project Best Friends definitely calls the authenticity of ubiquitous connectivity into question, or at least adds some ...
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04/10/2011 / Processing

The Frankenfont project by Fanthom (Ben Fry and co) is an edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein laid out using characters and glyphs from PDF documents obtained through internet searches. For each of the 5,483 unique words in the book, the team ran a ...
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19/08/2011 / Javascript

Coming soon to the HTML5 toolbox is the Web Audio, still in development for Chrome, Google have a dedicated page with a number of very interesting and fun examples. Thanks to Alexander Chen for pointing out this '3D Sonogram' example which I ...
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07/04/2011 / Theory

In 1978 Rem Koolhaas (wiki) published Delirious New York, a "retroactive manifesto" that wildly reframed Manhattan through a rigorous analysis of the street grid, the skyscraper and congestion while excavating the history of the "mythical island". A few years later ...
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15/12/2010 / Scripts

100.000.000 stolen pixels is a personal project by Kim Asendorf in attempt to create an archive of numerous sites by 'stealing pixels' from them. A web crawler created by Kim started with 10 URLs (See first 10 in url.log) and ...
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22/07/2010 / Flash, Games

New from Molleindustria: What if the term "music video game" didn't evoke images of bored college kids fiddling with pathetic plastic guitars emulating the last heroes of a declining music industry? What if indie game developers allied with indie musicians, making ...
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05/12/2009 / Games, Scripts

Destroy the Web is a game add-on for Firefox, built specifically to take advantage of the new features introduced in Firefox 3.5. A first of its kind, the goal in the game is to destroy each and every Web page, ...
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24/10/2009 / WebApp

Eyebrowse is an add-on for firefox and a webapp brought to you by MIT CSAIL that lets you easily record, visualize, and share your trails through the web in real-time. Tell eyebrowse what sites to track, browse away and compare. ...
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07/04/2009 / Air