Barcode Beats is a system that converts barcodes into music through an interpretation of the numbers on the barcodes.
It questions whether barcodes can contain musical qualities and be used as a media of sound and rhythm. It is intriguing to see everyday items, like milk, transform into sound. The user uses a standard barcode scanner to scan a barcode and hear what sounds are produced.
Users have the opportunity to scan multiple items, and create a composition of sounds. The sounds of each barcode is unique and contains among many things the information of rhythmical qualities and the type of sound.
Credits: illutron and halfmachine with 8bitklubben
Video by: Sonny Windstrup // Vibeke Hansen
Edited by: Mads Hobye
Patterned by Nature was commissioned by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (naturalsciences.org) for the newly built Nature Research Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The exhibit celebrates our abstraction of nature’s infinite complexity into patterns through the scientific process, and through our perceptions. It brings to light the similarity of patterns in our universe, across all scales of space and time.
10 feet wide and 90 feet in length, this sculptural ribbon winds through the five story atrium of the museum and is made of 3600 tiles of LCD glass. It runs on roughly 75 watts, less power than a laptop computer. Animations are created by independently varying the transparency of each piece of glass.
The content cycles through twenty programs, ranging from clouds to rain drops to colonies of bacteria to flocking birds to geese to cuttlefish skin to pulsating black holes. The animations were created through a combination of algorithmic software modeling of natural phenomena and compositing of actual footage.
An eight channel soundtrack accompanies the animations on the ribbon, giving visitors clues to the identity of the pixelated movements. In addition, two screens show high resolution imagery and text revealing the content on the ribbon at any moment.
Sephora presents "SENSORIUM - LUCID DREAMS from the SENSORY WORLD" with magic by Firmenich. Imagine a dynamic place where smell, taste, touch, sight and sound become one complete gesture — a 4D sensorial environment dedicated to the magic of scent.
Client: Sephora & Firmenich
Life At First Scent & Lucid Dreams
Experience Design & Interactive Content: The Department of the 4th Dimension
Behind The Scenes: vimeo.com/35363649
Case Study: thed4d.com/sephora-sensorium
Creative Director, Matt Checkowski
Executive Producer, Ron Cicero
First Scent Content Animator, Ken Pelletier
First Scent Director of Photography, Keith Dunkerley
First Scent Editor, Leander Rappmann
Lucid Dreams Physical Lead Designer, Elena Manferdini
Lucid Dreams Content Lead Designer, Ken Pelletier
Lucid Dreams Interactive Lead Designer, Gautam Rangan
Lucid Dreams Designer, Justin Lui
Sound Designer, Patrick Cicero
Music Track: Little Dragon "Ritual Union"