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26 October 1
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Made by Humans | Universal Everything

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Made by Humans by Universal Everything. 16k video loop, 36 channel Iosono surround sound, Hyundai Vision Hall, South Korea

And, here is an amazing and inspiring documentary about the minds behind Universal Everything.

18 October 1
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In the (surreal) world of Zeitguised

Under - Advertising, Art, Design, Media, Technology

Boolean Taxidermy – Smart Dust: Shapes of Shapes

Founded by sculpture/fashion graduate Jamie Raap and Henrik Mauler with a background in engineering/architecture, Zeitguised combines their common interest of digital surrealism in a world full of realities.

Boolean Taxidermy – Smart Dust: Shapes of Shapes

Concrete Chrome – Solid Ether

Concrete Chrome – Solid Ether

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18 October Share your
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Cascades | Ryan Teague

Under - Art, Media, Technology

The movements of a music box ballerina are reinterpreted in a groundbreaking video for British composer Ryan Teague using electromegnetic fields, sub zero temperatures and 2000 volts of electricity.

5 October Share your
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McLaren vs Aerodynamics | The Found Collective

Under - Advertising, Inspiration, Media, Motion Graphics, Photography, Technology

We have seen iPad being used for light painting before but for this McLaren P12 teaser a plasma screen is used to render 3D animated light painting effect. The Found Collective in collaboration with Marshmallow Laser Feast and James Medcraft produced this stunning piece for the launch of McLaren’s P12 super car.

The goal for the project was to show the P12’s aerodynamic qualities in a whole new light, without actually having physical access to the car itself. Light painting has been around for decades but has never been put into full motion. Until now.

Working with McLaren we were able to process their wind tunnel airflow data and score out paths for individual trails of light. Each frame was then sliced into 650 frames that represent depths of 3D space and a plasma screen, mounted on a motion control rig, was used as a 3D light printer to play back the 650 slices as it moved through the space. We then repeated the move a thousand times for each frame of the animation and with each frame the camera, mounted on another motion control rig, moved a few millimeters so that over the course of the shoot we were able to create the effect of a moving camera.

The finished film merges photography, animation and sculpture and is a truly unique way of representing aerodynamics that we feel justly celebrates this astonishing car.

15 August Share your
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Interactive ‘Starry Night’ by Petros Vrellis

Under - Art, Inspiration, Technology

Petros Vrellis brings Vincent Van Gogh’s famous ‘Starry Night’ to life. The user can interact with the animation with music responding to the flow. The whole piece is put together with the help of openFrameworks.

This interactive animation is also available on iPad as an app – just in case you really fancy interacting with it rather than watching it move.

13 August Share your
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Cuppetelli and Mendoza’s Threaded Interface

Under - Art, Inspiration, Technology

Annica Cuppetelli (USA) and Cristobal Mendoza (Venezuela) began their artistic collaboration in the Fall of 2010. Their work has been exhibited in the Biennial of Video and Media Arts (Chile, 2012) and festivals such as FILE 2011 (BRA), FAD 2011 (BRA), video_dumbo 2011 (NYC, USA) among others. Cuppetelli obtained her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art (Fibers, 2008) and Mendoza at the Rhode Island School of Design (Digital Media, 2007). Mendoza is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, where they are based.

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11 August Share your
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Afghan box camera

Under - Photography, Technology

Interestingly this form of photography still exists in many countries as a cheap and instant mean to a photograph.

The Afghan Box Camera Project provides a record of the kamra-e-faoree (instant camera) which as a living form of photography is on the brink of disappearing in Afghanistan.

In this video, Qalam Nabi, one of the last two remaining box camera photographers in Kabul demonstrates how to use his camera.

Nine Eyes by Jon Rafman

Under - Art, Inspiration, Photography, Technology

Jon Rafman, a Montreal-based artist, started 9-eyes.com in 2009 and since then he’s been adding candid snapshots of everyday life on the roads to his Google Street View collection.

Nine Eyes, a reference to the nine camera lenses mounted on Google Street View van, shows that Google has been capturing more than just street views for the past several years. Google Street View presents a universe observed by the detached gaze of an indifferent Being, in Rafman’s words.

Within the panoramas, I can locate images of gritty urban life reminiscent of hard-boiled American street photography. Or, if I prefer, I can find images of rural Americana that recall photography commissioned by the Farm Securities Administration during the depression. I can seek out postcard-perfect shots that capture what Cartier-Bresson titled “the decisive moment,” as if I were a photojournalist responding instantaneously to an emerging event. At other times, I have been mesmerized by the sense of nostalgia, yearning, and loss in these images—qualities that evoke old family snapshots… more

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27 July 1
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Video painting by Sweatshoppe

Under - Art, Design, Media, Technology

New media art duo SWEATSHOPPE aka Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy are back from Europe with a new video that showcases their live interactive video wheatpaste in Berlin, Bristol, Belgrade, London and Paris. Over a two week period the duo pasted their videos in over 10 spots including the Berlin Wall, Les Invalides, Cordy House and even constructed a 5 meter telescopic electronic paint roller to create a two-story tall video painting in Bristol.

Video painting is a technology the duo developed that allows them to create the illusion that they are painting videos onto walls with electronic paint rollers they built. It works through custom software that they wrote that tracks the position of the paint rollers and projects video wherever they choose to paint, allowing them to explore the relationship between video, mark making and architecture and create live video collages in real time.

ZeroN – Levitated Interaction Element

Under - Technology

We have seen the Quantum Levitation where quantum superconductors were locked in a magnetic field. Here comes ZeroN – a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation. ZeroN takes the whole concept to a new level where materials could defy gravity, suspended in mid-air with full control of their movement.

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