B612 | Data Real-time Interactive Imaging Installation

Curated by Art ZHIYI, “Chant of the Present Imagery” is an exhibition organized for the 10th anniversary of Taikoo Hui Guangzhou. With an emphasis on data visualization and local links in artistic expression, this exhibition creates a space and time experiment and delivers a multi-dimensional experience.

24/11/2021
CAN 2018 – Highlights and Favourites

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a moment to look back at the outstanding work done this year. From spectacular machines, intricate tools and mesmerising performances and installations to the new mediums for artistic enquiry – so many great new projects have been added to the CAN archive! With your help we selected some favourites.

31/12/2018
DIGITALIVE, an attempt to define a Contemporary Manner

The symbiosis between users and devices allows and encourages personal performance pervasively, and breaks the boundaries between human and non-human action: today’s performance is post-human, quoting Karen Barad. The concept behind the term “live” (de visu) has vastly changed, following the technological evolution and letting a high-performance gradient emerge in everyday habits. With the aim…

02/10/2018
DESCENT – A meditation on one of humanity’s blackest hours

Created by Peter Burr, Mark Fingerhut, and Forma, DESCENT is a “spiraling interdimensional narrative”, a meditation on one of humanity’s blackest hours. The downloadable exe gives the user a brief glimpse of a world descending into darkness – an unrelenting plague indifferent to the struggles of the user.

17/02/2017
Solace: How We Made the Interactive Speculative Fiction

Part of a new series of posts inviting artists and curators to share latest projects on CAN, we’d like to introduce you to Evan Boehm, and his latest collaboration with Nexus Studios. Solace is an interactive animated film based on celebrated science fiction writer Jeff Noon’s short story about a near future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.

19/01/2017
The Endless Forest’s Second Decade

Returning to one of the early works that (helped) put them on the map, Tale of Tales recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure their pioneering online game The Endless Forest flourishes in its second decade.

01/11/2016
Soap and Milk – Organic figments of data

Created by Waltz Binaire, Soap and Milk is designed as an interactive experience of data, allowing the observer to perceive social media as an overwhelming and organic figment. Each microscopic droplet represents a tweet and once an entity gets spawned – the viewer is invited to physically interact and explore its behaviour.

16/06/2016
FPS by Hugo Arcier at “Fantômes numériques” exhibition

Created by Hugo Arcier, FPS is an installation inspired by the November 2015 Paris attacks where the visitors are invited to interact with a game controller, constructing a “memorial” from gunshots, and the only visible elements are pyrotechnic effects, gunshots, muzzle flashes, sparks, impacts and smoke.

02/05/2016
Codex Anima Mundi – Interview with FUSE*

In the countryside surrounding the town of Modena, immersed in peace and silence, a big luminous country farmhouse is home to one of the most up and coming protagonist on the Italian digital art scene: fuse*. We were lucky enough to have the chance to meet up with Mattia, to ask him about his, and his team’s, passion for using innovative techniques and aesthetics used in their work, continually seeking new ways and means: the secret of their relentless and overwhelming success.

11/02/2016
CLOUDS – Code, Creativity, and Immersion

An interactive (and immersive) documentary on code and creativity,  Jonathan Minard and James George’s CLOUDS is an ambitious project that is several years in the making. CAN donned an Oculus Rift DK2, explored its landscape and has weighed-in with a review.

03/06/2015
A Wilderness Most Luminous – The Making of Micah Scott’s Forest

Forest invites kids and adults alike to engage with a giant tactile colour mixer, with ‘spinner’ controls distributed across a 7 x 2 grid of custom-fabricated MDF panels. Built in collaboration between Micah Scott and a team at Ryerson University’s New Media Program, the interactive installation is currently showing at TIFF Kid’s digiPlaySpace. CAN goes behind the scenes to get a glimpse into this ambitious project’s conception and fabrication.

26/03/2015
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

Chaotic Timer subverts the mechanism of a conventional timer. Its goal is to break out of one’s daily rhythmic flow. The device takes in the user’s stress level as input and asks the user to dial the duration of time to count down in minutes and seconds.

Curated by Art ZHIYI, “Chant of the Present Imagery” is an exhibition organized for the 10th anniversary of Taikoo Hui Guangzhou. With an emphasis on data visualization and local links in artistic expression, this exhibition creates a space and time experiment and delivers a multi-dimensional experience.

‘Far Away’ looks like a space exploration scene, materialized by 12 Sentinels in rotation, scanning the ground for a sign, a movement, a resource. These Sentinels, half scanners, half gyroscopes, activate under our eyes, in a cyclic ballet, minimal and mesmerizing

In perceiving established cultural and historical rituals through the lens of contemporary technology, Choy Ka Fai opens up a liminal space in which dance transcends colonial resistance, power and fantasy.

Created by Vienna based Depart, ‘The Entropy Gardens’ is an explorative VR experience that challenges one of humanity’s most archetypical art forms – garden making. It explores its myths, aesthetics and modes of perception.

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.

As 2018 comes to a close, we take a moment to look back at the outstanding work done this year. From spectacular machines, intricate tools and mesmerising performances and installations to the new mediums for artistic enquiry – so many great new projects have been added to the CAN archive! With your help we selected some favourites.

The symbiosis between users and devices allows and encourages personal performance pervasively, and breaks the boundaries between human and non-human action: today’s performance is post-human, quoting Karen Barad. The concept behind the term “live” (de visu) has vastly changed, following the technological evolution and letting a high-performance gradient emerge in everyday habits. With the aim…

Created by NY based art and architecture collective Softlab, ‘Volume’ is an interactive cube of responsive mirrors that redirect light and sound to spatialize and reflect the excitement of surrounding festival goers.

NODE17 x FRAMED are calling for vvvv artwork submissions for the forthcoming festival taking place in Frankfurt/Germany from 26 June until 2nd of July, 2017.

Created by artist Philip Schütte in collaboration with Random Studio, SUN is an interactive installation that turns one of nature’s most mediated phenomenas – the rising and setting of the sun – into a playful sensory experience.

NFB and ARTE in collaboration with IDFA DocLab are calling on interactive creators to develop a mobile and interactive project for the smart phone. Ten winners, €10,000 each!

A project by Design I/O for TIFF Kids International Film Festival’s interactive playground digiPlaySpace, Mimic brings a UR5 robotic arm to life and imbues it with personality. Playfully craning its neck to get a better look, arcing back when it is startled – it responds to each child that enters its field of view.

Created by Peter Burr, Mark Fingerhut, and Forma, DESCENT is a “spiraling interdimensional narrative”, a meditation on one of humanity’s blackest hours. The downloadable exe gives the user a brief glimpse of a world descending into darkness – an unrelenting plague indifferent to the struggles of the user.

Part of a new series of posts inviting artists and curators to share latest projects on CAN, we’d like to introduce you to Evan Boehm, and his latest collaboration with Nexus Studios. Solace is an interactive animated film based on celebrated science fiction writer Jeff Noon’s short story about a near future in which marketing and addiction are disturbingly intertwined.

Returning to one of the early works that (helped) put them on the map, Tale of Tales recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to ensure their pioneering online game The Endless Forest flourishes in its second decade.

Mesa Musical Shadows is a permanent “singing pavement” installation, designed by Montréal’s Daily tous les jours for the north plaza at the Mesa Arts Center in Arizona.

Created by Waltz Binaire, Soap and Milk is designed as an interactive experience of data, allowing the observer to perceive social media as an overwhelming and organic figment. Each microscopic droplet represents a tweet and once an entity gets spawned – the viewer is invited to physically interact and explore its behaviour.

Created by Hugo Arcier, FPS is an installation inspired by the November 2015 Paris attacks where the visitors are invited to interact with a game controller, constructing a “memorial” from gunshots, and the only visible elements are pyrotechnic effects, gunshots, muzzle flashes, sparks, impacts and smoke.

In the countryside surrounding the town of Modena, immersed in peace and silence, a big luminous country farmhouse is home to one of the most up and coming protagonist on the Italian digital art scene: fuse*. We were lucky enough to have the chance to meet up with Mattia, to ask him about his, and his team’s, passion for using innovative techniques and aesthetics used in their work, continually seeking new ways and means: the secret of their relentless and overwhelming success.

TIFF Kids’ digiPlaySpace (an “interactive exhibition for ages 3 through 13”) is looking for fun and educational projects to feature in their 2016 program.

An interactive (and immersive) documentary on code and creativity,  Jonathan Minard and James George’s CLOUDS is an ambitious project that is several years in the making. CAN donned an Oculus Rift DK2, explored its landscape and has weighed-in with a review.

Created by Nick Hardeman for the music track by Bruzed, Deserve is an interactive visual experiment that comes as a stand alone OSX app.

This tutorial shows you how to write code to create a brief looping animation, using computationally-generated graphics, suitable for both online and lenticular publishing. Then, using the unique GifPop services, you can get your GIFPOPs printed.

Forest invites kids and adults alike to engage with a giant tactile colour mixer, with ‘spinner’ controls distributed across a 7 x 2 grid of custom-fabricated MDF panels. Built in collaboration between Micah Scott and a team at Ryerson University’s New Media Program, the interactive installation is currently showing at TIFF Kid’s digiPlaySpace. CAN goes behind the scenes to get a glimpse into this ambitious project’s conception and fabrication.

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.

Curator Nick Pagee gives CAN a tour of the 2014 TIFF Kids Film Festival’s digiPlaySpace—an interactive playground for kids.

Epilog is a room installation that uses light, sound and haze to create a 25-minute constantly transforming world of moving images and sounds.

Saint-Petersburg based Alexander Letcius and Bulat Sharipov create a magnificent virtual forest, illuminated by luminous flying creatures that react to visitors’ position.

The latest two instalments of the *old works* by Lia include number 10 of the re-move.org and 21 pieces from the highly influential turux collection, both now available for the iOS.

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