Microcontrollers as Material We’ve developed a set of tools and techniques that make it easy to use microcontrollers as an art or craft material, embedding them directly into drawings or other artifacts. We use the ATtiny45 from Atmel, a small and cheap (~$1) microcontroller that can be glued directly to paper or other objects. We then construct circuits [...] Codeable Objects Codeable Objects is a library for Processing that enables novice coders, designers and artists to rapidly design, customize and construct an artifact using geometric computation using geometric computation and digital fabrication The programming methods provided by the library allow the user to program a variety of structures and designs with simple code and geometry.
Welcome to the KOBAKANT DIY Wearable Technology Documentation
Created by Waldek Węgrzyn at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, “Electrolibrary” is a project that connects a custom made paper book to the computer, so it can be used as an an interface. The book can be browsed as any other regular book but when connected to the computer via USB, by turning pages, you can navigate through the website, getting additional information, quotations, movies and animations appropriate to the currently open page. The content of the book is Waldek’s diploma thesis discussing phenomenon of a book as an inteface. The text contains number of references to different works, but the major inspiration is the manifesto “The topography of typography” published in 1923 by a graphic designer El Lissitzky which has also influenced the design of the book.
Indie Game: The Movie is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It looks specifically at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world. After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen [...]
This is a snapshot of the keynote speakers who will be featured at this year’s OKFestival, speaking at our INSPIRE Morning Plenary or during specific Topic Stream engagements throughout the festival week. In many cases they have been directly nominated by Advisory Board members and Guest Programme Planners for their influential work in fields related to openness and transparency. Stay tuned for more speakers from around the world as they are confirmed. Hans Rosling is an award-winning academic, statistician and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation .
by Petra Gördüren »In April 1981, at my request, my mother went to a detective agency. She hired them to follow me, to report on my daily activities, and to provide photographic evidence of my existence.« [ ] Sophie Calle uses these dispassionate terms in the introduction to her work .
Tim Schwartz, Curriculum Vitae tim.c.schwartz [at] gmail [dot] com Tim Schwartz grew up in St. Louis, MO. He received a BA in Physics from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. In January 2010, he developed technology to help reunited missing people affected by the earthquake in Haiti and now organizes a group dealing with family reunification. In 2010, Schwartz spent four months traveling the country in a mobile research laboratory investigating what is lost as archives become digital.
Project Synopsis: A Path of Stories Tracklines is a trail-based mobile media installation; a guided interpretive strategy in which hikers employ GPS-enabled smart phones to navigate a landscape seeded with location-based stories. Tracklines is not a game, per se.
We have shown screen doing 3D extrusion before using both iPads and iPhones , but this is the first time we are featuring a tutorial that uses a 30" monitor . Photographer Zeke Adam ( Flickr ) agreed to share the secrets behind his non-existing man series, which basically light paints a non existing man. Duh...
"3 Dreams of Black" is an interactive film by Chris Milk and some friends at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. WebGL is a context of the HTML5 canvas element that enables hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. In other words, it enables your browser to show some really beautiful visuals. On this page, you'll find a WebGL model viewer featuring several of the "3 Dreams of Black" creatures. You'll also find 8 demos created by our development team, a link to the code base, and some links to resources on the web that will be useful for getting started in WebGL programming. Ready to get the entire code base?
© Patrick Rochon Text and photographs by Patrick Rochon . I started doing Light Painting photography in Montreal, Canada in 1992.
A while back we featured a BTS that shows how a group of artists used iPads to extrude lightpainting letters from iPads . And I know what you all been thinking. Those artsy folks with their artsy iPads. If only I had that software my light painting extrusions would be far, far cooler. Well, there you have it.
whisper: wearable body architecture is the working title of Thecla Schiphorst and Susan Kozel's new piece. It is a new media participatory installation. The term "participatory installation," which was coined by the artists, refers to a participant's involvement in the evolution of the piece. The installation is a networked ecosystem that contains small wearable computer objects. It is located in an exhibition/performance space. whisper aims to analyse the conditioned reactions and physiological behaviours of performers and audience members in order to represent them as common and shared signals in a multiple networked system. Past states or behaviours and current intentions are examined and restructured into a new system of perception.