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Dec 05
Classic Masterpieces Pixelated with LEGOIn order to illustrate the concept that all children are artists with LEGO, Italian artist Marco…View Post

Classic Masterpieces Pixelated with LEGO

In order to illustrate the concept that all children are artists with LEGO, Italian artist Marco…

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Aug 06

Edison’s Cradle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzc6K8ui-To&feature=player_embedded#!

For her senior thesis, art student Yasutoki Kariya turned Newton’s Cradle into an “Edison’s Cradle”:

“Asobi” was Kariya’s bright idea. Meaning “play,” the installation is comprised of 11 computer-programmed incandescent light bulbs hung from strings. They playfully re-enact Newton’s Cradle – or more aptly, Edison’s Cradle – visualizing the transfer of kinetic energy, along with a very satisfying click-clack. Mesmerizing.

Jul 14
http://vimeo.com/43306909
'audible color' is an audio-visual instrument developed by hideaki matsui and momo miyazaki at the copenhagen institute of interaction design.
the device uses a camera to recognize shades as sounds using detection and generation controlled with processing code.
primary colors red, green and blue correspond with certain music notes. when the tones are mixed, the resulting secondary hue
produces a melody. the size of the droplets influence the volume and frequency of the notes played.



via http://www.designboom.com

 
Original Article

http://vimeo.com/43306909

'audible color' is an audio-visual instrument developed by hideaki matsui and momo miyazaki at the copenhagen institute of interaction design.
the device uses a camera to recognize shades as sounds using detection and generation controlled with processing code.
primary colors red, green and blue correspond with certain music notes. when the tones are mixed, the resulting secondary hue
produces a melody. the size of the droplets influence the volume and frequency of the notes played.

via http://www.designboom.com

 

Jul 12
Giuseppe Randazzo has interesting algorithmic works on his website, novastructura. What caught my eye is his series Stone Fields, where algorithms are used to create stones and sort them by size according to an underlying pattern. Among his other works, check especially Ceremonies, Cavitas and Nuclei.


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Giuseppe Randazzo has interesting algorithmic works on his website, novastructura. What caught my eye is his series Stone Fields, where algorithms are used to create stones and sort them by size according to an underlying pattern. Among his other works, check especially Ceremonies, Cavitas and Nuclei.

Jun 28

O (Omicron)

http://vimeo.com/41486619#

A permanent installation directed by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
Hala Stulecia, Wroclaw, Poland.

-> Be sure to watch the making of the piece here: vimeo.com/41475403

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When opened, Hala Stulecia was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world. With a diameter of 65m it was home to the largest dome built since the Pantheon in Rome eighteen centuries earlier.

The piece proposed for the Centennial Hall of Wroclaw is based around the notion of timelessness in architecture, and the idea of what future has meant throughout the 20th century.

Taking the 1910’s as a starting point (the dome was erected in 1913), historical and artistic references were used to reveal the architecture of the space.
By using references such as Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the utopian projects of Archigram to confront the different visions of the future at different times, Romain Tardy and Thomas Vaquié were interested in trying to create a vision of a future with no precise time reference. A timeless future.

Read more about the project on the ANTIVJ BLOG: blog.antivj.com/2012/o/

Contact: Nicolas Boritch / hello@antivj.com

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DIRECTED by Romain Tardy & Thomas Vaquié
ARCHITECTURE by Max Berg (1913)
VISUALS by Romain Tardy, Guillaume Cottet
MUSIC composed by Thomas Vaquié
2D / 3D MAPPING by Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION Nicolas Boritch
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Filmed by Jerome Monnot, Joanie Lemercier, Romain Tardy
Edited by Jerome Monnot

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WWW.ANTIVJ.COM

Jun 28



Original Article
Jun 12
An Arduino structure that breathes weather data.
Created by James Leng, Point Cloud is an attempt to re-imagine our daily interaction with weather data. Even with the modern scientific and technological developments related to weather and when we can deploy sophisticated monitoring devices to document and observe weather, our analysis and understanding of meteorology is still largely approximate. Weather continues to surprise us and elude our best attempts to predict, control, and harness the various elements. Point Cloud builds on this premise, exploring new ways to interpret and understand weather data.
Point Cloud is a sculptural form defined by a thin wire mesh, driven asynchronously by 8 individual servos controlled via Arduino. As whiteness of the hanging structure begins to disappear into the background, the viewer is treated to a constantly morphing swarm of black points dancing through midair. In the current prototype, the speed, smoothness, and direction of rotation are modulated to interpret a live feed of weather data. Instead of displaying static values of temperature, humidity, or precipitation, Point Cloud performs the data, dynamically shifting between stability and turbulence, expansion and contraction.
James Leng explains that “Weather has always had a unique place in our lives, because it has a multiplicity that encompasses both the concrete and the indeterminate. It is the intangible context within which we build our lives and our cities, but it is also the physical element against which we create protective shelter. Most of the time it is an invisible network that we can see but are not aware of; yet it can manifest in a spectacle or disaster, come forward and activate our senses, make us forget our rationality in delight or fear.”
http://vimeo.com/42896836




Original Article

An Arduino structure that breathes weather data.

Created by James Leng, Point Cloud is an attempt to re-imagine our daily interaction with weather data. Even with the modern scientific and technological developments related to weather and when we can deploy sophisticated monitoring devices to document and observe weather, our analysis and understanding of meteorology is still largely approximate. Weather continues to surprise us and elude our best attempts to predict, control, and harness the various elements. Point Cloud builds on this premise, exploring new ways to interpret and understand weather data.

Point Cloud is a sculptural form defined by a thin wire mesh, driven asynchronously by 8 individual servos controlled via Arduino. As whiteness of the hanging structure begins to disappear into the background, the viewer is treated to a constantly morphing swarm of black points dancing through midair. In the current prototype, the speed, smoothness, and direction of rotation are modulated to interpret a live feed of weather data. Instead of displaying static values of temperature, humidity, or precipitation, Point Cloud performs the data, dynamically shifting between stability and turbulence, expansion and contraction.

James Leng explains that “Weather has always had a unique place in our lives, because it has a multiplicity that encompasses both the concrete and the indeterminate. It is the intangible context within which we build our lives and our cities, but it is also the physical element against which we create protective shelter. Most of the time it is an invisible network that we can see but are not aware of; yet it can manifest in a spectacle or disaster, come forward and activate our senses, make us forget our rationality in delight or fear.”

http://vimeo.com/42896836

May 21

Spoonphony

Spoonphony is a kinetic sound installation with a rhythmic core. Based on the idea of a spoon as percussion instrument.

2 week project based on the brief of spoon.
I was interested in the sonic properties of the spoon and how it has been used very often to make
“sound”. Kids messing around, hosts using it to attract the crow’s attention etc.

http://vimeo.com/42241474

May 21


Photographer Philip Karlsberg from Stockholm did this really nice in Art Project.
Visit his Portfolio here


From top:
Karl Lagerfeldt
John Belushi
Jackie O
Johnny Depp
Lady Gaga
Steve McQueen






Original Article
Photographer Philip Karlsberg from Stockholm did this really nice in Art Project.
Visit his Portfolio here

From top:

Karl Lagerfeldt
John Belushi
Jackie O
Johnny Depp
Lady Gaga
Steve McQueen

May 20
brazilian art director rodrigo mendes has developed ‘a colour poetry’, which is a collection of posters that uses abobe’s kuler website as a source for
themes by initiating collaboration. recognizing the talent and user’s ability to communicate feelings and sensations, mendes began creating graphics from
the library of contributors. he realized that he could transform the concept into a platform by inviting others to participate on the project
instead of creating his own designs. the result is a series of graphics signed by the designer of the subject.
a collaborative project between graphic designers that uses themes from adobe’s kuler website to create a collection of visual posters.







Original Article

brazilian art director rodrigo mendes has developed ‘a colour poetry’, which is a collection of posters that uses abobe’s kuler website as a source for
themes by initiating collaboration. recognizing the talent and user’s ability to communicate feelings and sensations, mendes began creating graphics from
the library of contributors. he realized that he could transform the concept into a platform by inviting others to participate on the project
instead of creating his own designs. the result is a series of graphics signed by the designer of the subject.

a collaborative project between graphic designers that uses themes from adobe’s kuler website to create a collection of visual posters.

May 19
38-years-old Swedish artist Andreas Englund showed, what happens to superheroes, when they begin to age…








Official website: www.artofdala.com
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38-years-old Swedish artist Andreas Englund showed, what happens to superheroes, when they begin to age…

Official website: www.artofdala.com

May 16

Reverse of volume RG: Yasuaki Onishi

http://vimeo.com/41997966

In his installation, reverse of volume RG, Yasuaki Onishi uses the simplest materials — plastic sheeting and black hot glue — to create a monumental, mountainous form that appears to float inside of Rice University Art Gallery. Learn more about the Artist at onys.net. Learn more about the filmmakers at WalleyFilms.com. Music by ChrisZabriskie.com. Visit RiceGallery.org

May 06
A number of life-support machines are connected to each other, circulating liquids and air in attempt to mimic a biological structure.
The Immortal investigates human dependence on electronics, the desire to make machines replicate organisms and our perception of anatomy as reflected by biomedical engineering.
http://vimeo.com/41160704

A web of tubes and electric cords is interwoven in closed circuits through a Heart-Lung Machine, Dialysis Machine, an Infant Incubator, a Mechanical Ventilator and an Intraoperative Cell Salvage Machine.
The organ replacement machines operate in orchestrated loops, keeping each other alive through circulation of electrical impulses, oxygen and artificial blood.
Salted water acts as blood replacement: throughout the artificial circulatory system minerals are added and filtered out again, the blood gets oxygenated via contact with the oxygen cycle, an ECG device monitors the system’s heartbeat.
As the fluid pumps around the room in a meditative pulse, the sound of mechanical breath and slow humming of motors resonates in the body through a comforting yet disquieting soundscape.

The interpretation of anatomy with a mechanical vocabulary reflects strongly on the Western perception of the body.
Defining the body as a machine - where dysfunctional parts can be replaced by mechanics - speaks of how we understand life.
These objects encompass social debates about the ethics of euthanasia, the quantification of both the value and quality of life, making physical a poetic desire to conquer our own mortality.
The medical machine - whether in use or not - is an object which transcends its materiality. Designed and created to perform a single, most meaningful function, we never subject these devices to a critical investigation as industrial products within the context of material culture.
This work aims to explore the nature of these devices as objects of our times, liberated from their restrained purpose while still charged with its resonance.

By exploring the medical instruments while detached from the human body and functioning as an independent being, each electronic body part accentuate the distance between the organic and the artificial.
Through the visibility of motors, electronic circuits, fluid pumps, audio-visual signals and particularly the scale and electric exhaustion of the work, we are confronted with the stark contrasts that lie in the primitive functions of precision hardware.

The Immortal is occupied with the compelling and discomforting nature of these objects,  the products of our attempts to conquer biology with engineering.
The absence of the body only underlines that the machines filling the room are inherently biological.


Original Article

A number of life-support machines are connected to each other, circulating liquids and air in attempt to mimic a biological structure.

The Immortal investigates human dependence on electronics, the desire to make machines replicate organisms and our perception of anatomy as reflected by biomedical engineering.

http://vimeo.com/41160704

A web of tubes and electric cords is interwoven in closed circuits through a Heart-Lung Machine, Dialysis Machine, an Infant Incubator, a Mechanical Ventilator and an Intraoperative Cell Salvage Machine.

The organ replacement machines operate in orchestrated loops, keeping each other alive through circulation of electrical impulses, oxygen and artificial blood.

Salted water acts as blood replacement: throughout the artificial circulatory system minerals are added and filtered out again, the blood gets oxygenated via contact with the oxygen cycle, an ECG device monitors the system’s heartbeat.
As the fluid pumps around the room in a meditative pulse, the sound of mechanical breath and slow humming of motors resonates in the body through a comforting yet disquieting soundscape.

The interpretation of anatomy with a mechanical vocabulary reflects strongly on the Western perception of the body.
Defining the body as a machine - where dysfunctional parts can be replaced by mechanics - speaks of how we understand life.

These objects encompass social debates about the ethics of euthanasia, the quantification of both the value and quality of life, making physical a poetic desire to conquer our own mortality.
The medical machine - whether in use or not - is an object which transcends its materiality. Designed and created to perform a single, most meaningful function, we never subject these devices to a critical investigation as industrial products within the context of material culture.

This work aims to explore the nature of these devices as objects of our times, liberated from their restrained purpose while still charged with its resonance.

By exploring the medical instruments while detached from the human body and functioning as an independent being, each electronic body part accentuate the distance between the organic and the artificial.

Through the visibility of motors, electronic circuits, fluid pumps, audio-visual signals and particularly the scale and electric exhaustion of the work, we are confronted with the stark contrasts that lie in the primitive functions of precision hardware.

The Immortal is occupied with the compelling and discomforting nature of these objects,  the products of our attempts to conquer biology with engineering.
The absence of the body only underlines that the machines filling the room are inherently biological.

May 03
creative company and intervention artist  carmichael collective (by carmichael lynch) of minneapolis, minnesota, USA has created ‘urban plant tags’. The series of magnified nursery style plant tags are outfitted with descriptions of the required care systems for the necessary sidewalk fixtures planted in the ground. in the artist’s project, common tools provided to the public by local and federal governments such as lamp posts, benches, mailboxes, or cautionary signs for drivers have been given markers indicating how to keep each object alive.
Original Article
Jan 17

Melting Pot

(Interactive Dance Installation) @Babylon Lounge (01.03.2010) (par NODEBASED)