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Seeper - arts and technology collective

Mont Orgueil Castle set the scene for a new kind of battle. The ancient structure stood immutable as a torrent of light was unleashed by the creative minds at seeper, bursting upon the old stones with a new-era vengeance. Art and technology, in perfect congress, mounted a spectacular assault upon this icon of a violent history. The result was not fear, but wonder. The hill exploded with life and art; organic and digital forms seamlessly taking their places as part of the ageing monument, repainting it, eager to bring us into renewed contact with our past. Because art reconnects us with our history, creating new relationships with things long dead.

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VirtualMIDISynth VirtualMIDISynth is a software MIDI synthesizer implemented as a Windows multimedia user driver, accessible as a standard MIDI Out device. It works on Windows XP (SP3) / Vista (SP1) / 7 (SP1) / 8 (both x86 and x64), and is based on the great BASS library from un4seen. Brief intro If you are a MIDI/karaoke fan like me, you know that MIDI play quality on Windows systems was not really good out of the box. Geosphere One of seeper’s goals is finding new and innovative ways for us to interact with technology, art and the world around us. We believe that our technology should be instinctive, natural additions to our lives: there to enrich, simplify and harmonise. The Geosphere is a new outlet for this quest. Created for the PufferSphere – a multitouch, spherical screen developed in collaboration with Pufferfish – this interactive display allows users to navigate the globe and explore the internet in a 3D space. What we have created here is a fresh way to interact with the web, leaving behind the linear, page-to-page method of the past and stepping into a more tangible and embodied relationship with our content.

WILDERNESS MACHINE The Wilderness Machine 2010 The Wilderness Machine is the physical extension of the online piece The Wilderness Downtown. The machine generates postcards from the handwritten notes created by viewers of the interactive film. Each postcard is a person writing to their younger selves. The machine uses a suction arm to transfer a blank postcard to a metal podium where a mechanical pen is programmed to reproduce the original pen strokes. Interactive video The term interactive video usually refers to a technique used to blend interaction and linear film or video. Interactive video on broadband[edit] Since 2005, interactive video has increased online as the result a number of factors including: the rise in numbers of users accessing the internet at broadband speedsthe addition of video as a media type to Flash Because users are often reluctant to pay for online content, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of the new online interactive videos (including all the examples given below) are either sponsored content or part of advertising campaigns. A number of these pieces of these have won major awards.

laboratories - about aaron siegel Aaron Siegel (b.1983) is a transdisciplinarian with a concentration in computational information design. He received his BFA in Digital Media Art from the Cadre Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University in 2006, and his MFA in Design|Media Art from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2008. His motivation comes from interesting data sets, interfaces, and social justice applications. His work utilizes data visualization to address complex systems of power structures and networks of influence. He aims to achieve an overlapping relationship with aesthetic representations of data and scientific empiricism.

Free Vision Mixer FreeJ is a vision mixer: an instrument for realtime video manipulation used in the fields of dance theater, veejaying, medical visualization and TV. Its development started in 2001 and continued actively for many years. What we need to do We need to interact with multiple layers of video, filtered by effect chains and then mixed together. We want to write scripts to control video mixes with keyboards, midi signals, OSC messages, wiimotes, video mouse and joysticks; manipulating images, movies, live cameras, particle generators, text scrollers, flash animations and more. We show the resulting video mix on multiple and remote screens, encode it into a movie and stream it live to the internet.

BMW The 52nd floor of Mori Arts Center Gallery was the location of the latest BMW Art Car Exhibition, ‘Transparent Speed’, and for architect Jun Aoki who designed it the sky was the limit. ‘It's a very fine idea to have cars floating high up in the sky’, said Aoki, thrilled to see his exhibition design of cars in clouds become a reality. Roppongi Hills Mori Tower wrapped in a layer of mist on cloudy days wasn’t enough. Instead, Aoki took as his starting point for the design his understanding of ‘Transparent Speed’, or the experience of how people sense speed.

What I’m Working On: Interactive Video for Citizen Journalism Last month, I participated in an all-day workshop that Mozilla organized as part of Web Made Movies to introduce filmmakers to the possibilities of interactive video using Popcorn.js. I lobbied to be paired with Yasmin Elayat to create a prototype for her project, 18 Days in Egypt, an interactive documentary covering the recent revolution in Egypt, using citizen-produced video. It’s a credit to Yasmin’s knowledge of the material and the work of the Popcorn.js team that we were able to build and demo the whole thing in a single day. View the prototype here.

Artists integrating media forms; video, sound, sensors, interaction into architecture. In Alice Springs on Under Today Project Development I’ve been in Alice Springs working on the Under Today (working title) for almost two weeks now. Our time has been called an intensive for good reason. It’s been busy, exciting and sometimes exhausting working here in the late February heat at the edge of the desert.

Flux Studio - Profile project list Flux Studio is a transdisciplinary practice engaged in an investigation of the medium of light and its relationship to our perception of space. This pursuit results in work that spans conventional disciplines of art, design and research. Our experience in architectural, furniture, exhibition, and sustainable design makes Flux Studio a valuable team member on a variety of collaborative projects. We are committed to delivering high quality results that address the ethics and aesthetics of a contemporary design practice while giving careful consideration to the needs of the user / client.