1. Old-time skaters ENESS jumped at the chance to bring skateboarding into the future by blending interactivity and high-tech mastery for the Tron Legacy premiere.

    Each rider is equipped with an ipod and our custom-built app to measure their air time and trigger graphics whilst in the air and on landing.

    A custom ramp was fabricated from steel to support a floating platform.

    created by:ENESS -eness.com
    Video By: Andrew Dorn - dornomite.com
    Music By: Galapagoose - galapagoose.tumblr.com
    Riders: Alexi Dowley, Will Hine, Jay Huggins, Harley Powell

    # vimeo.com/17872715 Uploaded 384K Plays / / 44 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  2. Conductor (2011) by Alexander Chen. Video capture. View live at: mta.me

    Conductor turns the New York subway system into an interactive string instrument. Using the MTA's actual subway schedule, the piece begins in realtime by spawning trains which departed in the last minute, then continues accelerating through a 24 hour loop. The visuals are based on Massimo Vignelli's 1972 diagram.

    More details at:
    blog.chenalexander.com/2011/conductor-mta/

    mta.me
    chenalexander.com
    twitter.com/alexanderchen

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  3. Metamorphosis is a generative, algorithmic animation programmed entirely in Processing (processing.org) Music is by Boards of Canada.

    The same animation system is now available as 'Zio' - an interactive iPhone app - itunes.com/apps/zio

    my website-
    butterfly.ie

    # vimeo.com/1747316 Uploaded 481K Plays / / 196 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Lost Boys (an Interactive Agency) invited me to do something for their agency Christmas card.

    We took this as an opportunity to reinterpret the Christmas tree and its role as the traditional focal point for a communal space. 'Mobile Mobile' is a six metre circumference interactive sculpture, and signature piece for the entrance of the Lost Boys London Brick Lane studio.

    To cut a long story short, after a company-wide upgrade the agency had a lot of old mobiles gathering dust. We took these, built and hoisted a gigantic interactive chandelier/mobile that plays Christmas jingles in their reception.

    To add a little xmas spice to the mix, anyone could go online, compose and play their own jingle (and enjoy annoying the hell out of people waiting around in the reception). This was achieved by playing the thing live, using your computer keyboard from a web browser.

    Mobile Mobile being played by an anonymous online user: vimeo.com/8074999

    Mobile Mobile reacting to a Tweet: vimeo.com/8115997

    Mobile Mobile being played by hand: vimeo.com/8354782

    The making of Mobile Mobile: vimeo.com/8118881

    Details on how we made it and some behind the scenes content are available on my blog: theophane.co.uk/mobile-mobile

    Mobile Mobile has been made as a semi-permanent hanging (exhibition) space. In January the mobiles will be replaced with another hanging media, then updated month in, month out.

    Mobile Mobile is just one in a line of many great lo-fi art/build concepts; from the Design Museum's Aquarium, Digital By Design, Troika and The Cloud, the Printer Bleeping Thingy (I can't remember who did it), all the great work by W+K, and of course, AKQA's wonderful microwaves from last Christmas.

    Looking forward to many more to come.

    Good Cause: One of the largest problems facing the developing world is a lack of trained physicians. MoCa, is a health screening system for developing countries using mobile (cell)phones and open source technologies. See mocamobile.org

    # vimeo.com/8118831 Uploaded 315K Plays / / 84 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Please note: ISS Tronized is now part of a spectacular ISS Documentary: "ISS Image Frontier - making the invisible visible" - with Dr. Don Pettit / NASA Astronaut! vimeo.com/61083440!
    --- Do you remember 1982's "TRON" movie? The plot: A computer programmer (epic: Jeff Bridges) is digitized inside the software world of a mainframe computer, where he interacts with various programs in his attempt to get back out. I loved the light cycle races and strange solar wind ships...

    Back in the real word the ISS is in a way one of these solar ships, constantly rotating around us. A tiny white spot, as it can be seen racing over the sky from time to time, when illuminated by the sunset (and sunrise ;).

    This Video was achived by "stacking" image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station (see also fragileoasis.org/blog/2012/3/on-the-trails-of-stars/). These "stacks" create the Star Trails, but furthermore make interesting patterns visible. For example lightning corridors within clouds, but they also show occasional satellite tracks (or Iridium Flashes) as well as meteors - patterns that interrupt the main Star Trails, and thus are immediately visible.

    The many oversaturated hot pixels in some of the scenes are the inevitable result of ultrahigh ISO settings the Nikon D3s in ISS-use are pushed to for keeping exposure times short by all means (owed to the dramatic speed the ISS travels). As there are no dark frames or RAW data currently available, hot pixels are not easy to remove.

    After the initial stacking, all images have been sequenced with Apple Motion and the Video cut and edited with Final Cut Pro X. Stacking done with StarStaX, get it here: markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

    This Video would also not have been possible without that great minimal soundtrack "Eileen" by Lee Rosevere (members.shaw.ca/happypuppyrecords/index.html) that totally nailed the mood, as well as a short clip of "Window #3" by Two Bicycles (freemusicarchive.org/music/Two_Bicycles/Beko_Crash_Symbols_1/07_Window_3). VIMEO MUSIC STORE ROCKS!

    All sequences and images courtesy "The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth", Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
    Closing sequence © Christoph Malin / ESO.org / filmed at Cerro Paranal.

    Thanks a lot to my favourite bad Astronomer, Phil Plait at BadAstronomy for first posting the film (blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/10/16/my-god-its-full-of-star-trails/) and many many thanks to Vimeo for the Staff Pick!

    A truckload of thanks go out to NASA astronaut Don Pettit (petapixel.com/2012/06/25/astronaut-don-pettit-floating-with-his-huge-camera-collection-on-the-iss/) and his colleagues for taking these images, and making films like this one reality!

    Finally, please also be aware of the growing issue of light pollution (plightwithlight.org/index.php?id=49&L=1) one can see in many of these scenes! Support IDA (darksky.org) on their challenge to preserve the night sky for us and our children, on reducing energy waste! And don't forget, it is your tax money that lights up the sky!

    Oh, and visit my friends at the UNESCO Project TWAN (twanight.org) for some of the coolest nightsky images and videos on our planet! One people, one sky!

    Always believe in your dreams and make it possible!

    All the best,
    Christoph Malin
    christophmalin.com

    PS: At about 1:42 you see Comet "Lovejoy" rising...

    PS2: Be sure to check out my other Movies:

    "Astronomer's Paradise", vimeo.com/36972668 - featured on National Geographic
    "The Island - Teaser", vimeo.com/27539860 - featured on NG
    "Urban Mountain Sky", vimeo.com/40969904 - featured on Discovery Channel
    "Black Hole Sun", vimeo.com/24149087, featured on NG

    facebook.com/christoph.malin
    twitter.com/#!/christophmalin
    twanight.org/cmalin

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