VJ Amoeba (artist profile)

"When acid house + techno kicked off in the Uk around late 80's early 90's I was finishing graphic design college in Glasgow, and was ideally placed to incorporate and embrace the new emerging design, creative typography, computer, vj and electronic music scenes with a gonzo influenced approach and a creative design based background."

via resolume.com


Jacob Sutton’s L.E.D. Surfer

"Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I've done in 20 years of snowboarding," says Hughes of the charged salopettes. "Luckily there was plenty of vin rouge to keep me warm, and Jacob's enthusiasm kept everyone going through the cold nights."

"The shoot was really challenging. Not only were we using experimental technology in terms of the suit, but we were shooting in deep snow at night and the temperature was -25C. We were shooting for between 6-8 hours a night for three nights."

via nowness.com and interviews via facebook.com



Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualizing our humanity

Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data - and at times vast numbers of people - and weaves them into stunning visualizations. From elegant lines tracing airline flights to landscapes of cell phone data, from a Johnny Cash video assembled from crowd-sourced drawings to the "Wilderness Downtown" video that customizes for the user, his works brilliantly explore how modern technology can make us more human.


Garrett Lisi

Physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi presents a controversial new model of the universe that -- just maybe -- answers all the big questions. If nothing else, it's the most beautiful 8-dimensional model of elementary particles and forces you've ever seen.


Whiz Kids

"The adventures of a group of young kids, who are amateur computer experts and detectives".

Best watched with the sound down, I think - that music is a little grating!

via wikipedia.org and imdb.com


Touchscreen Vending Machines

The aCure touchscreen vending machines debuted at Shinagawa Station in Tokyo to the joy of Japanese residents.

via trendhunter.com


CellDNA 2.5: One Line

What can you do with one line in CellDNA? Using a PNG file with a white line and a transparent background, putting that into CellDNA's Clip Bank - creating a real-time video to Mad Zach's "Carazan". Livid Instrument's CellDNA builds on the standard Cell interface for video designers looking to alter and composite images in realtime. Integration with Ableton Live makes CellDNA one of the most advanced and flexible video tools.

via Livid Instruments


A Garbage Beat Tape by yU (free download)

Some quite intriguing musical ideas in this mix...

via bandcamp.com


Amon Tobin: V Squared Labs and TouchDesigner

Gizmodo called it "The Concert of the Future, Today" and CHARTattack said that "it was a live show one might have said could only be created and performed by a cybernetic organism." where "groundbreaking modeling and mapping techniques were used to take the audience at the Metropolis on a trip to dozens of worlds. ... it felt like one was transported into deep space or, alternately, inside the Tron grid, a game of Tetris, an M.C. Escher painting, the fiery pits of Mordor, an acid-coloured kaleidoscope, a Splinter Cell video game..." Wired got straight to the point: "ISAM's live show looks like a mindfuck of the highest order" with "little in the way of precedent."

via derivative.ca


Cosmic Motors' Detonator

From Daniel Simon - the former VW designer and futurist who also penned the Light Cycles for Tron: Legacy. It’s got a 30-inch front wheel and dual 96 volt electric motors in the hub of the 27 inch rear wheel. The e-bike is powered by lithium-ion batteries, and charges in an hour when plugged into a 110 volt outlet. Parker Brothers estimates the bike has a 80-100 mile range when fully charged, and it’s been bench tested to a 120 mph top speed.

via wired.com



HYPE framework

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HYPE is a creative coding framework built on top of ActionScript 3. A major goal of HYPE is to allow newcomers to Flash and ActionScript to creatively play and express themselves while they are learning how to program.

To get started, the user needs only the most basic knowledge of programming – variables, conditionals, loops, and functions, for example.

As the user learns more about programming they can extend HYPE and thus grow their skills, while at the same time inspiring the next generation.

via joshuadavis.com


Limitless Infinite Zoom Lens (Fractal Zoom)

Limitless opens with a continuous, seemingly endless zoom shot that starts as if the camera had been dropped off a skyscraper balcony, then weaves through the streets of New York, past pedestrians, under construction scaffoldings, though blocks and blocks of blinking lights and hubbub, through the back windows of taxicabs and out through their front windshields, through Harlem, into Times Square, and then right into a glowing Jumbotron. You are gliding at street level right through solid objects, and the shot reveals little visual evidence of computer-generated trickery.

via pcworld.com



The creative minds at miniWIZ recently debuted the POLLI-Brick, a recycled polymer bottle that can be interlocked to build an incredible array of structures. Made from recycled PET bottles, the lightweight bricks offer excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and can build anything from fences and roofs to pots for plants, skylights and beautiful walls of light.

via inhabitat.com


The Argus™ II Retinal Prosthesis System

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System ("Argus II") is designed to bypass damaged photoreceptors in certain blind patients. A miniature video camera housed in the patient’s glasses captures a scene. The video is sent to a small patient-worn computer (i.e., the video processing unit – VPU) where it is processed and transformed into instructions that are sent back to the glasses via a cable. These instructions are transmitted wirelessly to a receiver in the implant.

via Second Sight


Tempo and typography

This is a short song by Moondog called "Fog On The Hudson (425 West 57th Street)". Moondog was a blind American composer, musician, poet, and inventor of several musical instruments. He lived on the streets of New York for 20 years, and recorded over 18 albums.
via jango.com and Wikipedia


Access Main Computer File

A Scanner Darkly, 2006
A blog with nothing but screenshots of computer interfaces in movies. Some of them are amusing, some make no sense and some feature large fonts so the audience knows what's on the computer.

via accessmaincomputerfile.net

Royal de Luxe

Royal de Luxe is a French mechanical marionette street theatre company. They were founded in 1979 by Jean Luc Courcoult. In the past dozen years, they have created a series of spectacular shows involving giant figures as big as 11 or 12 metres high. Shows are simple – the animal or giant arrives in town and lives its life, going about its business for a few days. Extraordinary interactions take place between passers-by and the performance; residents become enchanted with the activities of these miraculous beings and begin to follow their every move.

via wikipedia.org and lesmachines-nantes.fr