Archive of all projects published in the year 2014

Bookmarks and Milestones: An Annual Report (of Sorts)

By publishing (and many other) standards, HOLO just took its first steps. Yet nine months after the magazine’s launch, we look back and can’t believe how far we’ve come. What happened? Here’s a stocktaking, a travelogue, and a teaser.   The middle of December is a somewhat special time for us. Two years ago this past Monday, the…

19/12/2014
Blowup Reader 8: New Materials New Methods

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18/12/2014
10 Most Memorable Projects of 2014

At CAN we don’t really care for lists. But as we look back as the year winds down, we’re known to make an exception. To keep up with our tradition, we present our most memorable projects of the year.

18/12/2014
Theresa Duncan CD-ROMs: Visionary Videogames for Girls by Rhizome — Kickstarter

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16/12/2014
Untitled No. 1 – 24 hour news cycle video collage

Untitled No. 1 is a video collage using only images collected from the previous 24 hour news cycle. The entire video was computationally generated using corpus based artistic stylization developed by Parag K. Mital as part of his ongoing research.

15/12/2014
Convergence, An ‘Art + Technology’ Summit at The Banff Centre

Convergence Summit, a four day conference “on art + technology” that took place at the Banff Centre Nov 27-29th. Located in the idyllic mountain-surrounded town of Banff, Alberta, the massive arts incubator played a important role in shaping discourse in and around ‘new media’ in the 90s and early aughties. With Convergence, the centre is planting a flag down and reasserting their importance as a key international digital arts venue—here is CAN’s report on the proceedings.

08/12/2014
William Gibson Interview—The Arcade

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04/12/2014
Betabook: The Portable Whiteboard for the Digital Age

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03/12/2014
FutureEverything News and Opportunities 2015

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02/12/2014
Specimen Box—Analyzing Botnet Activity

Following their incisive examinations of online advertising ecosystems and browser activity ad profiling, the Office for Creative Research recently completed an interactive touchscreen-based interactive work that visualizes (and sonifies) botnet activity based on data collected by Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit.

25/11/2014
Timeframing: The Art of Comics on Screens

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21/11/2014
Technology Gets Personal at FITC Wearables

Last week the prolific Toronto-based tech event organizer FITC hosted a daylong summit on wearable technology. With a lineup bookended by ‘the father of wearable computing’ Steve Mann and Social Body Lab founder Kate Hartman, the invited speakers offered a range of opinions on ‘what’s next for wearables?’ for an audience of curious developers.

20/11/2014
Momentum – Interactive framework for creating visuals from body movement

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20/11/2014
Jeremy Rotsztain’s BECHA-KPACHA

BECHA-KPACHA is an algorithmic music video produced by Jeremy Rotsztain for the electronic musician COH. Riffing on traditional Russian folk patterns the colour-splashed animation is full of Rotsztain’s signature gestural forms and synchronized camera movements.

12/11/2014
Round 2 – Absolut Art Exchange + Selected Works

The second round of the world’s largest art exchange is now under way. Having started with the first round on the 1st October, over 2000 users from 70 different countries have submitted artworks. Currently over 4,500 artworks have been created and 1,600 saved.

11/11/2014
Addie Wagenknecht: Shellshock

Addie Wagenknecht’s first solo exhibition in the United States is currently on view at bitforms gallery in NYC. In her work, a critical space between lived experience and sculpture emerges, as she plays with the contemporary anxieties of post-Snowden information culture.

10/11/2014
Perlin Sphere GLSL to Quarz Composer

Created by Cybero, the following are Quarz Composer video renders of a Perlin Sphere GLSL shader. Originally developed by Inigo Quilez and ported to QC with added audio interactivity , two texture channels, [noise and waveform image] and audio specific calculations and rotations.

04/11/2014
MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival

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22/10/2014
Aposematic Jacket – Wearable computer for self-defense

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20/10/2014
Superposition—5.84 Quintillion Facets of the Digital Sublime

This past Saturday Ryoji Ikeda presented the North American premiere of superposition to a crowd of several hundred at the Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal (MAC). As would be expected, the sixty-five minute multiscreen performance played out as kind of a data aesthetics megamix that flashed through a series of precisely choreographed abstract visual vignettes that grappled with the digital sublime and pondered the agnosticism of network culture.

16/10/2014
HAPHEAD: a near-future videogame subculture webseries

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15/10/2014
Aerial Bold: A Planetary Search for Letterforms

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14/10/2014