1. Soruban Fun

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    from Stpickett Added 56 0 0

    A Max MSP patch for teaching children the importance of both gaming, and mathematics! Built with Open GL on Max 6.1

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    • Think Indifferent

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      from Franz Milec Added 83 0 0

      First and foremost, Think Indifferent was a formal and structural experiment. Rather than look for big new ideas, its aim was to find a new way in which an artwork could be assembled and presented. I wanted to transfer the process of creating a compilation documentary to a different medium — YouTube. Instead of downloading the videos and editing them in the old-fashioned software way, I decided to use its cloud parallel — a playlist — that way using the possibilities (and annoyances) inherent to the medium and not infringing the copyright. The artwork’s subject works with the concept of consumer fetishism and brainwash-like qualities of the advertising — after noticing similar patterns in the user-generated unboxing videos of Apple products, the idea was to put them into such context that would highlight the ritualistic behavior of the users. What followed was a research on how they connect to the fetish Apple creates out of its products using advertising and introduction conferences, alluding to the practices of religion and cult, e.g. Steve Jobs echoing “an iPod, a phone, an internet device” reminding of “the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost” or Jony Ive calling the iPad magical. This resulted in a playlist assembled in such a way that would resemble of a mass — with an opening prayer, a sermon, a ritual, and a closing prayer. Once the playlist was created, a question remained: how should it be viewed? Traditional screening didn’t seem appropriate but, fortunately, the CAS tower with its four iMacs provided a great environment to develop a unique, site-specfic viewing experience built upon the mass structure. The process went as follows: after entering the room, the participants were welcomed by a Mac voice telling them to divide and sit down in front of the iMacs. The room was then locked and they were given these instructions: 1. You can’t pause the video but you can skip the advertisement. 2. Don’t talk to each other. 3. You're free to leave the room but you’re not allowed to return. 4. Enjoy yourselves. 5. Think different. Then they were asked to play the playlist. Once finished, the Mac voice thanked the users and reminded them to never stop thinking what Steve Jobs would do. ** Results of the experiment: 1. What worked was creating an unusual situation — a paradoxical viewing that’s intended for a mass and yet it’s individual. It could be seen as one of possible interpretations for Lev Manovich’s vision of multiple-window cinema. 2. One of the shortcomings was that the concept of using a playlist like an editing software didn’t always work, especially when there was a need of a clash between the single “shots” and instead there was either a loading delay or an advertisement started playing. However, the ads popping up and each participant pressing play at different times produced a strange soundscape with echo of singular phrases, thus reaffirming what has been said. 3. The subjects complained that the rhetoric of the work didn’t say anything new and only recycled old ideas. Nonetheless, using a rhetoric was secondary. 4. The most striking outcome of this was only one participant not willing to continue playing the video after the initial Thin Different ad — therefore actually “thinking different." 5. What would be interesting to see if/when repeating this experiment is the reversal of the roles of a presenter and participants — giving one participant the opportunity to conduct and observe four performers in this kind of ritualistic behavior and create a kind of theatre piece with one person as an audience.

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      • #1 Demo [Quartz Composer] - Music Rodriguez Jr, Kerazouek Amm

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        from Nonoia Lab Added 100 3 0

        http://nonoia.tumblr.com/ https://twitter.com/NonoiaLab

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        • The Idea Center Demo

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          from Franz Milec Added 93 1 0

          The Idea Center is an installation composed of 3 apps: Flicker, Mandala, and Gen. Flicker and Mandala were made using Processing, Gen is a PureData program. Flicker generates randomly positioned and sized geometrical objects that flicker before the user’s eyes. Mandala does a similar thing, however, this time the position of objects is symmetrical and, although showing only simple shapes on each frame, the flickering creates multilayered, complex, mandala-like shapes, that only exist in user’s mind. Gen works as a sequencer and asynchronous beats and interference generator. All three apps are shown on two separate screens and controlled by the same MIDI controller — the user is free to “play” with it without any instructions however they want and their interaction triggers changes (shape size, frame rate, frequencies of the oscillators) in either one, two or all three apps at the same time. Their aim is to: 1. create a situation opposite to the “meditational" software visualizers and psychowalkmans — they attack the user with undecipherable visual information, block the user’s ability to think clearly, and create a feeling of unrest, confusion, and anxiety — yet letting the user be in control of their own suffering, thus putting them in the position of a masochist, 2. juxtapose the religion (Mandala) and art (Flicker) of an alternative-reality dystopian society* — one that has replaced creative thinking with algorithms and looks for the emergence of meaning in machine-generated randomness, as the random numbers are always a result of an equation — a higher plan, 3. create the illusion of being able to hack into someone’s mind* — Flicker was directly inspired by Dominika Žáková’s abstract paintings. All three apps are available on GitHub: https://github.com/franzmilec. The whole installation is part of the Dystopia project and should be installed within its context.

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          • Tahir Hemphill presents at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat

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            from Creative Capital Added 60 0 0

            Tahir Hemphill (2012 Visual Arts) presents his project "The Hip-Hop Word Count: A Searchable Rap Almanac" at the 2013 Creative Capital Artist Retreat. Find out more about his project here: http://creative-capital.org/projects/view/713

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            • Forking Paths installation in Arnolfini with Wrap3

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              from Alise Piebalga Added 16 0 0

              'Forking Paths' was an installation created for Arnolfini's 'Future of Sound and Light' event in collaboration with Wrap3.

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              • FloatingPilla-Hues-BlackLandscape

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                from Pia Myrvold Added

                Pia MYrvoLD Monochannel: Floating Pillar , demo video to show animated sculpture. Original version exist in standing version, to be projection or Led screen. Presented recently as part of a series og 6 animated sculpture loops in exhibition "The Metamorphoses of the Virtual", in Venice 2013, in Officina delle Zattere Biennale exhibition, and in Oslo The Stenersenmuseum, in solo show Pia MYrvoLD- WORKS IN MOTION- New Parameters in painting and sculpture, 2013.

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                • Median

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                  from Force Per Unit Added 79 0 0

                  Video projection for In Light Richmond 2013. Music by Ross Fish.

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