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Pick of the Week 41

ROBOT READABLE WORLD BY TIMO ARNALL (UK, NO) 2012. Timo Arnall who is creative director at BERG has created a short film experimenting with footage from machine-vision. Using footage from many sources, he explores the aesthetics of robotic vision that is mostly being used for traffic exercises and face recognition. The result is an interesting [...]

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TIMELESS A video essay / design fiction by KS12 Directed and Edited by Gabriel Shalom Designed by Patrizia Kommerell Produced by KS12 Producer: Karen Cifarelli Commissioned by MU, Eindhoven mu.nl Curated by Angelique Spaninks Production Assistant: Rob Versteeg ropski.nl A video documentary that was commissioned by MU and was shot on location during STRP Festival [...]

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Pick of the Week 39

IN SUPPORT FOR AN OPEN INTERNET The pick of this week supports the free and open internet. We join the protest against SOPA & PIPA, two U.S. bills that threaten online security and freedom of expresion. Watch the video to learn more about the Internet censorship bills (SOPA/IPA) #OPENWEB Share{lang: ‘en-GB’}

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NETWORK by Michael Rigley Information technology has become a ubiquitous presence. By visualizing the processes that underlie our interactions with this technology we can trace what happens to the information we feed into the network. A fascinating data visualisation animation that illustrates how personal data is used in the web. We live in the era [...]

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CYMATICS by Suguru Goto Cymatics is a kinetic sound sculpture that expresses the artist’s vision of nature, harmonising a series of symbolic elements in a technological context. Sound waves act on substances such as water and non-newtonian fluid, moving them to create balanced environments. Water is used like a canvas on which a highly technological [...]

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Pick of the week 36

GRID by Sahar Fikouhi Grid is an Augmented Reality environment created by Sahar Fikouhi which provides a spatial configuration for real-time gaming at an architectural scale. This project showcases a prototype of the AR environment devised at one to one scale to test the possibilities of augmented reality in the built environment. The project uses [...]

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TECHNO IS THE WORD! by Antony Bowyer Lowe The concept of “hacking” is becoming more and more interesting. Recent “hack days” are showing that actually hacking can also be a good thing, makes people get out of the box, create tools as solutions to problems. We believe these kind of initiatives are healthy for creativity [...]

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Pick of the Week 34

Post-Digital Monsters by Pictoplasma at La Gaite Lyrique, Paris This week Paris sees the invasion of a number of Post-digital Monsters, brought by the Berlin lab Pictoplasma. It’s with no doubt a favourite amongst the Alpha-ville creative team. The exhibition makes reference of the implications of new technologies in character design, hence the use of [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #33 FRED PENELLE & LEGOMAN [work in progress] by Frédéric Penelle (Brussels, Belgium) and Yannick Jacquet (Brussels, Belgium) Frédéric Penelle, the witty graphical storyteller from Brussels, and Yannick Jacquet (aka Legoman), a member of one of the most outstanding audiovisual labels: AntiVJ, have released an inspiring work in-collaboration a few days ago. [...]

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Pick of the Week 32

SEPALCURE // PENCIL PIMP MUSIC VIDEO From the album “Sepalcure” on Hotflush Recordings. Music video directed by Thor Brenne. Sepalcure the duo formed by Machinedrum and Braille, showed an amazing live set last week in London. We have been caught with the music video for Pencil Pimp, one of the most interesting songs of the [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #31 Thixotropes by Troika (London, UK) ‘Thixotropes’ is a kinetic sculpture that is comprised of a series of eight illuminated mechanised structures, each of them shaped as a composition of intersecting angular and geometric forms that are made of thin tensed steel banding lined with rows of LED’s. The constructions continuously revolve [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #30 Harmophon by Arístides García (Berlin, Germany) This video only shows a short part of a longer incoming installation, which explores the relationship between 2 harmonic waves in different graphical/musical ways. 98 pair of points trigger notes depending on the collision position in the Y axis. Panning depends on the X position. For [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #28 Wood as Bones, Light as Flesh by FAIL (Europe), the collective of  electric kettle, SILANT, Lucy Benson and fRED In essence the structure is a narrative organism. This being is telling its story without words or any human form. Its body is its language. This body has its own temporal vitality, [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #27 Simple Harmonic Motion for Ron Arads Curtain Call by Memo Akten (London, UK) Another study in simple harmonic motion and the nature of complex patterns created from the interaction of multilayered rhythms. Visuals made with openFrameworks, which also sends midi to Ableton Live to create the sounds.This version was designed [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #26 Lit Tree by Kimchi and chips (Seoul, Korea + London, UK) A small potted tree has a perpetual conversation with people. Through the use of video projection, a tree is augmented in a non-invasive way, enabling the presentation of volumetric light patterns using itʼs own leaves as voxels (3D pixels). [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #25 Instrucciones para dar cuerda al reloj Instructions to wind-up the clock Visual by Alba G. Corral (Barcelona, Spain) Music by Escort Service  (Barcelona, Spain)   “Instrucciones para dar cuerda al reloj” was born from a live event taking place in July 2011 in Barcelona (Caixa Forum), part of the Visual [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #24 Shyscapes by Misha Shyukin (London, UK) This is Misha Shyukin’s graduation film. He suggested to watch it with your eyes half closed and not in full screen. Editor’s Note: This is an amazing piece from Misha Shyukin, an emerging artist from Germany. His uni graduation film shows pure imagination and an [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #23 Echo by Bart Hess (Eindhoven, Netherland) Animation for the national Glassmuseum. Simple but complex, minimalist expression of body and structural form created to encompass the human landscape with fluid movement of object and humanoid shell. Beyond any barriers, leaving space for a more organic, visionary mode of A world of [...]

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Pick of the Week 22

PICK OF THE WEEK #22 Solace (Music Video) Artists Music by Max Cooper (Traum, UK) Visuals by Nick Cobby, UK Nick Cobby, a London based animator and designer, creates synesthetic image sequences in this video for Max Cooper’s Solace, released on Traum Records. The concept of this animation is that it visualises every sound within the track. [...]

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Pick of the Week 21

PICK OF THE WEEK #21 Tele-present water David Bowen This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency [...]

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Pick of the Week 20

PICK OF THE WEEK #20 GRID Multi-Touch sound visualization 31fps(Hamburg City, Germany) The installation is basically a music visualization. Created for live events the application consists of a desktop version for realtime graphic visualization of music and an iOS version for interacting with the visuals. The basic appearance is based on a shape that deforms [...]

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Pick of the Week 19

PICK OF THE WEEK #19 RESONANCE // Destructive Oscillation Project : Resonance by SR Partners (London, UK) Visual : JP Frenay (Belgium) Sound : Michael Fakesch (Germany) Resonance is the vision of SR Partners; a collaborative project between over 30 independent visual and audio designers/studios. The aim was to explore the relationship between geometry and [...]

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Pick of the Week 18

PICK OF THE WEEK #18 Solar Sinter Markus Kayser (London, UK) In a world increasingly concerned with questions of energy production and raw material shortages, this project explores the potential of desert manufacturing, where energy and material occur in abundance. In this experiment sunlight and sand are used as raw energy and material to produce [...]

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Pick of the Week 17

PICK OF THE WEEK #17 moving objects | nº 502 – 519 Pe Lang (Zurich and Berlin) Pe Lang’s poetic and elegant hand built sculptures combine mechanized systems with new materials to direct and manifest a different approach to kinetic movement. Lang realizes performances and creates installations by ingeniously assembling magnetic, electrical and mechanical devices [...]

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Pick of the Week 16

PICK OF THE WEEK #16 The Transfinite Ryoji Ikeda Ikeda creates a visual and sonic environment where visitors are submerged in an extreme illustration of projected and synchronized data. His work uses scale, light, shade, volume, shadow, electronic sounds, and rhythm to flood the senses. In choreographing vast amounts of digital information, Ikeda conjures up [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #15 The Wilderness Downtown Written and Directed by Chris Milk Google Tech Team: Aaron Koblin, George Brower, Michael Chang. Enter your childhood street address at the beginning of this riveting interactive video for Arcade Fire’s song “We Used to Wait” and watch the elegiac single become your own coming-of-age story—complete with [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #14 PARTITURA 001 Abstract Birds and Quayola (London, UK) Partitura is a custom software built in VVVV to generate real-time graphics aimed at visualizing sound. The term “Partitura” (score) implies a connection with music and this metaphor is the main focus of the project. Partitura aims to create a new system [...]

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Pick of the week 13

PICK OF THE WEEK #13 HARMONIUM – BREATHING LIGHT Jason Krugman (NYC, US) Harmonium is a part of the Jason Krugman’s Organic Electric series. The LED mesh structure visualizes organic forms and behaviors that were reproduced by anthropomorphic nature of responsive architectural experiments. The breathing lights seem to be breathing on a metaphorical but also [...]

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Pick of the Week 12

PICK OF THE WEEK #12 KONSTRUCT Concept & Development: James Alliban (London, UK) Design & Illustration: Juliet Lall (London, UK) We have watched many different trials for iphone generative art pieces. James Alliban’s Konstruct showed a great growth for the area and a nice composition of a mobile device using AR and sound reactive interaction. [...]

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Pick of the week 11

PICK OF THE WEEK #11 Dark Cloud and the Long Goodbye Projection Mapping, AR, Anamorphic Architecture, Maya by David Hall (aka Opiumblue : Seoul, Korea) The artist firstly composed 3D low polygon data in Maya, and later the 3D form was flattened into a 2D planar figure image that was fitted to each surface of [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #10 * * * * * SPOILER ALERT Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery AVERT YOUR EYES TO AVOID FOREKNOWLEDGE. You have been warned… S:S&S EP (Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP) is a 21st century interpretation of the archetypical old school videogame adventure, designed exclusively for Apple’s touchtronic machinery. It is an unusual [...]

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Pick of the Week 9

PICK OF THE WEEK #9 REFLEX by rAndom International, UK From April 2011, rAndom International’s Reflex Installation at the Wellcome Trust transforms the Darwin & Mendel windows in Euston Road into the habitat of an organism that represents itself in the form of light. By reacting to passers-by it invites a physical response to the [...]

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PICK OF THE WEEK #3 Baths “Lovely Bloodflow” Video by Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin ♥ Japan   Baths is Will Wiesenfeld, song ‘Lovely Bloodflow’ is from the debut album ‘Cerulean’ out on anticon. Baths web. Alex Takacs and Joe Nankin web. Share{lang: ‘en-GB’}

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Every week, we are going to share with you the videos, music or art we like the most. Enjoy! This week’s pick is: Audience Calibration Procedure Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery Description: Superbrothers has been busy preparing their latest psycho social audiovisual experiment, a meandering mythopoetic adventure known as S:S&S EP. Details: swordandsworcery.com facebook.com/sworcery Share{lang: ‘en-GB’}

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