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.

23/12/2019
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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 […]

12/12/2019
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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.

26/11/2019
2,404

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.

11/10/2019
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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.

11/10/2019
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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’.

10/10/2019
1,145

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 […]

09/10/2019
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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 […]

03/10/2019
1,168

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.

30/09/2019
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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.

27/09/2019
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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.

26/09/2019
1,132

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 […]

25/09/2019
1,585

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.

30/08/2019
1,936

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.

29/08/2019
1,912

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.

27/08/2019
1,271

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 […]

23/08/2019
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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 […]

21/08/2019
573

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.

20/08/2019
1,400

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”).

19/08/2019
1,150

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.

19/08/2019
534

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 […]

17/07/2019
1,066

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.

10/07/2019
2,403

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 […]

03/07/2019
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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 […]

03/07/2019
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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!

21/06/2019
3,202

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 […]

18/06/2019
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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.

13/06/2019
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Displuvium – Simulating natural and rigged meteorological phenomena

Created by Fragmentin, ‘Displuvium‘ is an artistic research that examines the human desire to control our natural environment, particularly meteorological phenomena. The installation, developed with Designer Renaud Defrancesco, takes the form of a pool filled with water and placed directly on the ground. On the water surface, the visitor can observe rainfall: water drops are […]

06/06/2019
2,457

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 […]

16/05/2019
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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.

15/05/2019
1,344

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 […]

15/05/2019
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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.

01/05/2019
2,865

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.

30/04/2019
1,435

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 […]

24/04/2019
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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.

24/04/2019
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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 […]

01/04/2019
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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.

26/03/2019
352

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 […]

26/03/2019
240

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

Created by the team at the Mediated Matter Group at MIT Media Lab, Aguahoja I is project/installation that is digitally designed and robotically manufactured out of the most abundant materials on our planet—the very materials found in trees, insect exoskeletons, apples and bones. Cellulose, chitosan, pectin and calcium carbonate are combined and compounded with high […]

22/03/2019
3,681

Eyeo Festival 2019 – Converge to Inspire

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

20/03/2019
512

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 […]

19/03/2019
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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 […]

06/03/2019
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90×200

90×200 is an installation that dramatizes the emotions of frustration, anxiety, and delirium through mechanical movements. The work is inspired by the artist’s own experience of being bedridden because of a serious infection. It stages the internal state of push-and-pull with a ghost body accompanied by stale and repetitive machine noises, signaling a symbolic sickness […]

05/03/2019
432

Expressive Tactile Controls

Push buttons, sliders, switches and dials—we use such controls everyday and everywhere, but we barely notice them. Expressive Tactile Controls is a research experiment with a series of controls that are augmented by giving human personalities. What if each control had a unique personality and they could express its emotion only through haptic feedback? How […]

25/02/2019
515

Open Highway – Surfacing the hidden layers of the city

Created by RNDR, Open Highway is a real-time light installation visualising highway vehicles at a scale of 1:1 from the Leidsche Rijn tunnel over the A2 highway in Utrecht.

15/02/2019
1,552

Anti-Drawing Machine – Whimsical and imperfectly characteristic collaborator

Created by Soonho Kwon, Harsh Kedia and Akshat Prakash, Anti-Drawing Machine project explores possible alternatives of how we engage with robots today—instead of purely utilitarian and precise, Anti-Drawing Machine is a robot that can be whimsical and imperfectly characteristic.

08/02/2019
2,597

Terra Mars – ANN’s topography of Mars in the visual style of Earth

Created by SHI Weili, For this project, Terra Mars is a speculative visualisation by an ANN (artificial neural network) to generate images that resemble satellite imagery of Earth modelled on topographical data of Mars. Terra Mars suggests a new approach to creative applications of artificial intelligence—using its capability of remapping to broaden the domain of […]

30/01/2019
1,661

100% Chair – Designing for Algorithmic Landscapes

Created by Radical Norms, 100% Chair is an exploratory project speculating on on the near future where humans and smart machines live, learn and work together. The project explores a design processes that consider Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) as a collaborator and a stakeholder. In the first of series of explorations, the team are looking at […]

23/01/2019
2,759

Scout — A smart-home counterspy agent

Our homes are increasingly populated by connected objects. Bulbs, thermostats, TVs, voice assistants and many other devices all try to make our life easier, but in exchange, they constantly collect and share information about us, with their makers and with other companies. And as these devices become part of our home life routines, it’s hard […]

21/01/2019
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Alias – A teachable “parasite” for your smart assistant

Created by Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen, Alias is a teachable “parasite” that is designed to give users more control over their smart assistants, both when it comes to customisation and privacy.

15/01/2019
3,503

Alt-C – Designing for synergy between our ecosystems and network economics

Created by Michael Sedbon, Alt-C is an installation that uses electricity produced by plants to power a single board computer mining a cryptocurrency. The project questions our relationship to ecosystems in regards to networked technologies and abstraction problematics.

09/01/2019
2,980

Newtonian Fluid Stimulation

In 1687 Sir Isaac Newton, english mathematician, physicist and astronomer published his highly influential book “Principia Mathematica”, introducing mathematical models for fluids that account for viscosity. Over 300 years later in 2018, his calculations are the foundation of a computer program designed as a drawing tool. Producing his own tools for creation, 1986 born German […]

09/01/2019
1,020

artgram

Motivation behind artgram Aren’t there already a multitude of photography apps on the app store? You might ask, and the answer is probably yes. artgram, though, is a photography app designed to make unusual captures. The outcomes of artgram are the result of classical photographic techniques reinterpreted using the smartphone camera. Let’s take strip photography, […]

04/01/2019
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