2019 Archive

Archive of all projects published in the year 2019

CAN 2019 – Highlights and Favourites

As per tradition each year, December is when we look back at the amazing work published on CAN. From ingenious machines and installations to mesmerising experiences that leverage new mediums for artistic inquiry – we added scores of projects to CAN’s archive in 2019. Here are some highlights.

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FILE 2020 – Open Call

Registrations are opened to the 21st edition of FILE – Electronic Language International Festival, from October 15, 2019 to January 14, 2020. Since 2000 FILE is a non-profit cultural organization that has been promoting exhibitions, workshops and gatherings that seek to investigate the appropriations of the technologic media in artistic accomplishments. With annual exhibitions in São, in addition to participations…

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Artificial Arboretum – Preservation of “photogrammetrees” found in Google Earth

‘Artificial Arboretum‘ by Jacqueline Wu is a project exploring the preservation, study, and public display of “photogrammetrees” found in Google Earth. The collection includes a range of diverse species harvested from their rendered world using the same tools and techniques that created them.

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Intersections – The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

In October CAN headed to Pittsburgh to toast the 30th Anniversary of The Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The event was accompanied by “Intersections,” a dynamic group exhibition showcasing many of the anti-disiciplinary works produced within the labs. Here, we review the show and share details about various included works.

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Self-Choreographing Network – Cyber-physical design and interactive bending-active systems

Created by Mathias Maierhofer and Valentina Soana at the ICD, ‘Self-Choreographing Network’ is a project aiming to challenge the prevalent separation between (digital) design and (physical) operation processes of adaptive and interactive architectural systems.

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TAMI – An intuitive approach to the learning of trigonometry

TAMI (Tangible Mathematics Interface) is an interface that facilitates the learning of the basics of trigonometry. Comprised of a tabletop display and a series of physical controllers, users can manipulate mathematical parameters and see the results on-screen in real-time.

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Lieux Ordinaires (Ordinary Places) – Surveillance as a storytelling medium

Created by Anouk Zibault at ECAL, ‘Lieux Ordinaires’ (Ordinary Places) is a project that explores new narratives of public space framed by surveillance – an alternative perspective and a medium with a power to ‘document’.

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Click Canvas

Click Canvas is my version of creative canvas for the gallery visitors to left some of their creative artworks at the Yelo house gallery. 187 Boxes of light being constructed as creative tools likes pen and pencil but the color of each box being changed each time the audiences press it. I am quite amazed…

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Untangling technology and research at the ECAL Research Day on November 8th

CAN will join (and report from) the ECAL Research Day, an eclectic symposium where artists, designers, and scholars will discuss the entanglement of technology and research.

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Summer 2019 Diversions!

“My God is Machinery; and the art of the future will be the expression of the individual artist through powers of the machine – the machine doing all those things that the individual workman cannot do. The creative artist is the man who controls all this and understands it” – Frank Lloyd Wright, circa 1901…

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Neo-Natur – A space for thought, about and for Nature / ART+COM

Designed and constructed by ART+COM Studios in collaboration with Futurium and Schiel Projekt, ‘Neo-Natur’ is a permanent installation for Berlin’s Futurium exhibition that explores our potential futures from different areas of life––from self-sufficient cities, to the future of work and ideas for more sustainable consumption.

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Hertzian Landscapes – The interactive space of a radio spectrum

Created by Richard Vijgen, ‘Hertzian Landscapes’ is a live visualization of the radio spectrum. It includes a digital receiver to scan large swaths of radio spectrum in near real-time and using Three.js visualises thousands of signals into a panoramic electromagnetic landscape.

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Why Would You Want to Picture It – On being a vector inside a neural network

Created by Philipp Schmitt, “Why Would You Want to Picture It” is a sculpture and sound installation engaging with opacity of ‘black box’ machine learning algorithms.

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Call for Artists: CURRENTS New Media 2020

Be a part of our 2020 Artist Lineup! Artist submissions are now open for CURRENTS 2020 New Media Festival. With 10 years of new media production, display, and support in its wheelhouse, CURRENTS New Media has become known as one of the leading emerging media arts festival in the States.  Located in Santa Fe, New…

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Artengine Digital Economies Lab – Call for Participants

Ottawa-based Artengine is looking for Canadian and U.S. artists, designers, and cultural producers to take part in its Digital Economies Lab (DEL), a “year-long exploration of the wonders and anguish of making art and culture in the 21st century.”

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OpenDataCam 2.0 – An open source tool to quantify the world

OpenDataCam is a open source tool to quantify the world. It consists of a camera attached to a mini computer that is running an object detection algorithm that counts and tracks moving objects.

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Artificial Arcadia – Measured and adjustable landscapes

Created by Fragmentin in collaboration with KOSMOS architects, ‘Artificial Arcadia’ is an interactive installation that creates a performative scenographic landscape for visitors to explore and calls them to consider how contemporary landscape entangles natural, artificial and digital realms.

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WiFi Impressionist – City as an electromagnetic landscape

Created by Richard Vijgen, ‘WiFi Impressionist’ is a field installation inspired by the cityscapes of William Turner that imagines the city as an electromagnetic landscape.

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Codici Visivi. New tendencies in algorithmic graphics. Exhibition, workshop and talks @TorinoGraphicDays19

During the 2019 Torino Graphic Days, TODO launches “Codici visivi. New tendencies in algorithmic graphics”, an exhibition dedicated to the contamination between graphic design and technology. The exhibition will be held at TODO’s headquarters in Turin on September 12th, and will showcase works by international visual communication studios and designers who have experimented with new…

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Journeys into data; design, journalism and education. Encode.info

Encoding, decoding.The act of encoding and the act of decoding are two phases of interpreting the same message. For us, encoding is the action of taking data and stories and turning it into something that is codified — this is often the role of the practitioner. The act of decoding is the other side; it…

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Algorithmic Drive – Spectacular car(au)tonomy

‘Algorithmic Drive’ is an interactive installation and performance inspired by inspired by autonomous cars and dash cam compilations. The work plays with the tension generated by confronting the technologies used by mobile robotics with the unpredictable nature of the world.

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Vectoglyph – Vector forms as a foreign language

Created by Nicolas Boillot, ‘Vectoglyph’ is a project exploring both the behaviour and implications of GPT-2 AI, a text generating model developed by OpenAI that is able to generate coherent texts in English on demand (including “fake news”).

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Tracking Skynet – Sousveillance project by Filipe Vilas-Boas

Created by Filipe Vilas-Boas, ‘Tracking Skynet’ comprises the recording of a surveillance satellite whilst being under surveillance of the same.

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Fusing Theory and Practice at MUTEK’s Twentieth

HOLO curates a series of critical conversations and hands-on exercises as part of the 20th Edition of MUTEK Monreal, Aug 20-25.

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Document 1. – Symposium Report

Report from the inaugural CAN-curated event series ‘Document #.’ examining new forms of cross-disciplinary art and design practice.

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Data Art-EMERGE turns traditional patent wall into realtime data painting for pingan’s exhibition centre

Commissioned by PingAn Technology, EMERGE designs and builds interactive experience based around company’s patent records, aiming to make the data touchable and memorable. Utilizing realtime rendering & creative programming tools as design medium, the installation is driven by particle simulations, where data is transformed and visualized with natural change of particle behaviors. 10000+ patents were…

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Blackberry Winter – Artificial human motion in asymmetry

Created by Christian Mio Loclair (Waltz Binaire), ‘Blackberry Winter’ is an investigation into the possibilities of identify motion as a continuous walk in a latent space of situations.

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Elektra XX – Transcending the Machinic Body

In Elektra’s 20th year common themes from throughout the history of the festival of machinic bodies and digital transcendence are explored in depth and pushed to their extremes.

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Touchdesigner Workshop Munich – Advanced / July 18th 2019

Munich Touchdesigner Community! We are hosting two Touchdesigner workshops on July 17th (beginners with Stefan Kraus) and July 18th (advanced with Markus Heckmann from Derivative / Touchdesigner). There are still free places. Join us!! Tickets here:  https://pretix.eu/mxzehn/td-a1-7-19-muc/ Pushing the Boundaries – and Staying in Control Thursday / 18 July 2019 In this 1-day English language…

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Touchdesigner Workshop Munich – Beginners / July 17th 2019

Touchdesigner Community! We are hosting two Touchdesigner workshops on July 17th (beginners with Stefan Kraus) and July 18th (advanced with Markus Heckmann from Derivative / Touchdesigner). There are still free places. Join us!! Tickets here (beginners): https://pretix.eu/mxzehn/td-b1-7-19-muc/ Introduction to interactive media art and design Wednesday / 17 July 2019 In this 1-day workshop – held…

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SFPC Spring 2019 Student Showcase

SFPC tutors Celine Wong Katzman and Taeyoon Choi reflect on yet another successful session at the artist run school in New York. SFPC Fall 2019 Open Call is live now!

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Call for Applications: Special One Week Money and Evidence Programs at the School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe

As part of our five-year anniversary, this August and September we have two special one-week programs on Money and Evidence aimed at artists and activists. These are two topics that we feel are vital for society at large, so we decided to make these programs as accessible as possible. Apply now! Women and persons from lgbtq+ and other under-represented communities…

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BIY™ (Believe it Yourself) – Real-fictional belief-based computing kits by Automato

Created by Shanghai based design studio automato.farm, ‘BIY™ – Believe it Yourself’ is a series of real-fictional belief-based computing kits to make and tinker with vernacular logics and superstitions.

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Displuvium – Simulating natural and rigged meteorological phenomena

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Physicalising a Pixel – LED Matrix Display Tutorial / Document 1. Workshop

This past March, CAN joined forces with UAL Creative Computing Institute to present the first in a series of events that examine new forms of cross-disciplinary art and design practice. Entitled Document 1., the event was comprised of a workshop, seminar, and symposium, and took place at UAL’s newly refurbished Camberwell College of Art in London.

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Wellograph – Drawing machine that raises awareness on water crisis

Created by TehranPlatform team, Wellograph is a temporary installation exhibited in 8th Tehran Annual Digital Art Exhibition, part as an installation and part as a performance. It uses a mobile drawing machine to turn layers of data into 120*120 cm drawings through a durational performance. Concentrating on environmental issues, the set of data chosen to…

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Aweigh – Open navigation system inspired by insect eyes

Postgraduate designers from Imperial College and the Royal College of Art have developed an alternative positioning system based on the polarized vision of insects.

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Nuovo Oracolo Cittadino — New City Oracle

From street cartomancy, fortune-telling always went through a technological upgrade. Television brought nigh-time dedicated shows on tarot reading and internet platforms lead to online consultation services. And with some bigger sites already using outsourced call-centres for offering consultations, with machine learning technologies becoming as accessible as creating a Wix or WordPress site, AI fortune telling…

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Sensorium Festival 2019: The Augmented Mind and Where to Look For It

From the inventions of computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart to the philosophies of Andy Clark and David Chalmers: curator Philo van Kemenade reveals what inspired the 2019 edition of Bratislava’s Sensorium Festival (June 7-9)

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HALO – Science of nature through the eyes and ears of a technological sublime

HALO is a large scale immersive artwork which embodies Semiconductor’s ongoing fascination with how we experience the materiality of nature through the lens of science and technology.

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Exercises in visual audio and deviant electronics: CAN to host 12 workshops at Mapping Festival 2019

Learn how to prototype post-screen interfaces, examine network infrastructures, hack museums, and transplant scents with leading artists, designers, and researchers at this year’s Mapping Festival.

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Electronium – Raymond Scott’s instantaneous performance-composition machine reimagined by Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki and Pentagram in collaboration with Counterpoint have re-imagined the Electronium – Raymond Scott’s instantaneous performance-composition machine.

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Workshop: Livecoding Visuals with Hydra

Livecoding music and visuals is becoming increasingly popular. Join this workshop to learn Hydra, an open source platform for live coding visuals. Lead by Sarah Groff Hennigh-Palermo, an accomplished designer, programmer, and artist, and visualist in the livecode band Codie. Livecoding is an international movement organized around algoraves– experimental multimedia nights where music and visuals…

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Neuhaus.world – Participatory, interactive music video for Lake of Pavement

Created by Moniker, Neuhaus.world is a participatory, interactive music video for Lake of Pavement, a new track by the emerging Rotterdam based artist Jo Goes Hunting.

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Crystallisation of Thought – a Tribute to the endurance behind an innovation

Created by a collective artist Living Spirits from Bangkok, Thailand. Crystallisation of Thought is the latest installation exhibited in i Light Singapore 2019 (the bicentennial edition) to visualise the beauty of the thinking process behind an innovation with interactive light show and game. Crystallisation of Thought is an Interactive Light installation that visually imagines how…

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NØ SCHOOL NEVERS [ART + TECH + ENVIRONMENT SUMMER SCHOOL] FRANCE

NØ SCHOOL NEVERS is a unique international summer school, held in Nevers in Burgundy, aimed at students, artists, designers, makers, hackers, activists and educators who wish to further their skills and engage in critical research around the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies.

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Laboratory Call for Fall 19 Residents

Laboratory’s mission is to provide practicing interactive artists with the time, space, and freedom to make thoughtful and innovative work. We offer space to live and work, tools, mentorship, and connections to make that happen. Plus, a $200 a month stipend if you have the right to work in the USA. Dates For our Fall…

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Aguahoja – Programmable Water-based Biocomposites for Digital Design and Fabrication

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Eyeo Festival 2019 – Converge to Inspire

Don’t miss the 9th installment of this inspiring Creative Technology Conference.

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Auria Kathi – an AI Artist living in the cloud

What is art? Is it the unsaid? The unsettling? The last few years have been very happening in the field of Generative/Procedural art. We have seen some of the exciting applications of this field hitting mainstream media — may it be generative architecture like the Digital Grotesque, or the AI generated paintings which sold for a bang…

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Rule 30: Cellular Computation In Blue And Yellow

How do structures emerge in our model of a quantified, computational universe? From galaxies down to cells, atoms and strings. How does anything complicated get produced in nature? The artwork “Cellular Computation In Blue And Yellow” uses the cellular automata mechanism discovered by Stephen Wolfram in the 1980s found across physics, chemistry and biology to…

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