Archive of all projects published in the year 2015

10 Most Memorable Projects of 2015

As 2015 winds down we look back at almost 200 extraordinary projects we’ve covered this year on CAN. And as is the case every year, picking the ten ‘best’ is hard if not impossible, as each of them has driven the conversation around the state of art and design in their own unique way. And yet, the following ten works stuck with us and, if anything, make great starting points for reflection and inspiration as we head into the new year. Until we continue our coverage in early January: happy holidays and thank you all for a great 2015!

23/12/2015
The New Velocity – The faulty consistency of cartography

Created by Luiz Zanotello at the University of the Arts, Bremen, The New Velocity is a machine designed to plot the phantom Sandy Island using digital as a new analogy for its existence. The project investigates a charting error that persisted in cartographic maps even after the advent of digital media. It speculates how data and physical phenomena are entangled, and how in contemporaneity, the two have the same weight under digital media.

22/12/2015
School of Machines / Making & Make-Believe

Founded in Berlin, Germany, in 2014, School of MA provides unique, hands-on learning experiences at the intersection of art and technology in Europe. School’s founder Rachel Uwa speaks to the instructors Andrew Friend and Sitraka Rakotoniaina about the recent and future programmes.

18/12/2015
It’s doing it – Online exhibition of computer generated images that autonomously update

Created as a collaboration between 9 artists, It’s doing it is an online group exhibition of computer generated images that autonomously updates on a daily basis over the course of 45 days. All of the works in the show are instruction-based artworks expressed through computer programs written by the artists. These programs generate new images once daily that can be viewed on the website.

15/12/2015
World Premiere Of Ryoichi Kurokawa’s New Commission, Unfold

FACT in Liverpool are crowdfunding for the final 10% of critically acclaimed visual artist and electronic composer Ryoichi Kurokawa’s exhibition taking place at their centre in Spring 2016. The team behind the project need you to help them realise this artist’s spectacular vision, which will transport audiences into space through beautifully visual and sonic environments.

15/12/2015
Vitreous – Robert Seidel, 2015

vitreous is a new experimental film by Robert Seidel. Originally conceived as a media façade artwork of 80 × 24 × 14 Meters, it later developed in a large-scale projection of 4 × 14 Meters. The short film released this week and features a music score composed by Nikolai von Sallwitz.

14/12/2015
HOLO 2 – The Grand Tour

226 pages, 42 contributors, 22 features, HOLO 2 is ready to go to press: the magazine about emerging trajectories in art, science, and technology is back with another issue. Take a tour and order your copy at today.

11/12/2015
Virtual Depictions: San Francisco – Cinematic data-driven sculpture

Created by Refik Anadol in collaboration with Kilroy Realty Corporation and SOM Architects, Virtual Depictions: San Francisco is cinematic and site-specific data-driven sculpture consisting of 90 minutes long dynamic visuals projected in the building lobby’s 40-foot-tall screen and visible from the street.

07/12/2015
Homage to the Square

A homage to Homage to the Square of Josef Albers (1888-1976) is a daily auto-generated Square from random (popular) Instagram images.

01/12/2015
Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) at the University of Denver

Calling all tinkerers, digital explorers, techno¬-cultural critics, and visionaries of new worlds — University of Denver has a place for you to grow, experiment, and thrive. Emergent Digital Practices (EDP) brings together art, design, digital tools, culture, and technology studies in a hands-on, collaborative environment.

09/11/2015
Signal Noise/Coelition Hackathon – London

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26/10/2015
In My Computer – 2016 Call for Proposals

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12/10/2015
Postgram – A bot for ‘human storytelling’

Created by Sebastian Vargas at ECAL (Bachelor Media & Interaction Design), Postgram is a bot for human storytelling that explores issues of public data, privacy and image making using a process of “fair hack” to develop a story narrative. It speculate about the social network behaviour and search for new possibilities for film content.

02/10/2015
Rec All – A puzzling universe of (multitouch) creatures

Created by Romain Cazier at ECAL, Rec All is an interpretation of the geometrical style puzzle games, widely popular on mobile. Taking some of this genre’s features, Romain designed a singular universe, where strange creatures with a cyclic behaviour are generated from a simple gesture.

23/09/2015
Abstract Ecologies – A Conversation with Amber Christensen

“There Should be Gardens” is the title of the 14th edition of InterAccess’s Emerging Artists Exhibition. Drawing on her research in feminist/queer curatorial and media arts practices, the exhibition is curated by Toronto’s Amber Christensen and showcases five Canadian early career artists whose practices address “the interconnectedness of technologies, ecologies, botanies, gender and the cosmos.” In aggregate the show’s selected works invoke elemental qualities, amplify and abstract natural materialities, and offer different modes of seeing and engaging the world. With the show winding down this week, CAN engaged Christensen in a Q&A to unpack the show’s framing and provocative works.

22/09/2015
HTTPrint – Turn your browsing habits into a newspaper

Created by Emilie Pillet at ECAL, HTTPrint is a Google Chrome extension which generates a webpage that captures your navigation on the Web such as the time you spend on each page, the url, images and texts, in order to give a visual output. You can capture and save the result by printing it at home or ordering a print-on-demand newspaper.

21/09/2015
OFFF MX 2015 – Form and Future

CAN and Swiss artist and designer Jürg Lehni will join an eclectic cast of international creators at this year’s OFFF MX (24 – 26 September) to “feed the future”.

17/09/2015
TRANSMIT | New Educational Platform for Digital Culture, Art and Technology

SIGNAL Festival which focuses on innovative art and tech projects in public space, expands its program to integrate an educational platform called TRANSMIT. Remarkable community of artists, coders, designers, makers, thinkers, producers and other professionals from 13 countries worldwide will come together to present their work, debate and lead workshops in the field of digital culture, art and technology.

14/09/2015