1. The Magic Story Table at 826 Valencia - JD Beltran + Scott Minneman


    from JD Beltran Added 1,059 1 0

    The Magic Story Table with “49 Stories,” a novel, cutting-edge, interactive story-telling experience, was exhibited at 826 Valencia in March, 2009. The result of a collaboration between new media artists JD Beltran, Scott Minneman, and Dale McDonald, author Stephen Elliott, high school students from John O’Connell High School, and 826 Valencia Writing Center, “49 Stories” introduced an entirely new form of storytelling. Viewers explored, discovered, and immersed themselves in stories throughout the 49-square-mile geography of San Francisco as well as all over the world by interacting with a large interactive “story table” that fuses maps, text, images, sound, interactivity, and even the storytellers’ own voices. This project was generously sponsored by technology developed by Onomy Labs and an Individual Artist Commission Grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission. 49 STORIES, MARCH 6 – 20, 2009 at 826 VALENCIA STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE WWW.826VALENCIA.ORG, WWW.ONOMY.COM, AND WWW.JDBELTRAN.COM.

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    • Tell Me the Truth, 2010


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      Documentation of Tell Me the Truth, April 2010 (narrative short) Tell Me the Truth (2010) is an interactive artwork that consists of a mirror hanging on a wall. When approached, the mirror transforms the viewer’s face into the face -and hair- of the iconic artist, Andy Warhol. This transformed image reflects and mimics the viewer’s movements. The viewer’s body, clothes and background stay real.

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      • City of Austin Parks and Recreation - Eco Art Installation for SXSW


        from yDrop Added 58 1 0

        Very cool interactive art installation at a park in downtown Austin next to the courthouse. We watched as lots of teenagers and SXSWers hopped around on the illuminated circles and made up games on the spot.

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        • What is Polymetros?


          from Ben Bengler Added 43 1 0

          Polymetros @ the V&A, London & Sonar Festival 2013, Barcelona :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Polymetros is an interactive, collaborative music system that enables a group of people to play, improvise and compose music together on the fly. Every participant is provided with their own physical user interface allowing for a personalized musical contribution within this collaborative context. In this way, all players can fully tune into an immediate, democratic and stimulating collaborative musical experience. Beside the Minimal Music-inspired version that is used for exhibitions addressing general public audiences in museum and galleries, an alternative version of Polymetros called 'Polynight' enables the collaborative creation of electronic dance music within the realm of nightclubs and music festivals. Selected Exhibitions: Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) , London Design Can Chance!, OCT Loft , Shenzhen, China Sonar 2013, Barcelona, Spain Yang Gallery, Beijing, China www.benbengler.com

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          • Explore The Gallery!


            from gianfranco mirizzi Added 198 1 0

            "Explore the Gallery" is a situation specific installation aiming to articulate the space of the CADVC gallery at UMBC university in Baltimore. This interactive and self-generative installation is intended to create an immersive experience that reflects the peculiarity of Baltimorean public spaces (as I experienced them during my 3 years long stay in Baltimore) in relation to general contemporary public spaces, i.e. spaces that emphasize aspects of mobility and migration, rather than permanence and dwelling. The ephemeral nature of contemporary public spaces is accentuated also by the huge amount of electronic media that are embedded in them. My piece aims to question the way these new media are affecting the perception and use of public spaces (traditionally dominated by the exclusive medium of architecture), as well as social relations. #1 30 vertical LED strips controlled by 5 Arduino boards and activated by ultrasonic sensors #2 Mirroring plates on the floor #3 Self generative projection controlled by MAX/MSP/Jitter; spy cam; mirrors on the walls.

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            • Third Person


              from benjamin grosser Added 210 1 0

              Benjamin Grosser Third Person 2012 installation for two autonomous systems: computers, cameras, displays, and custom software Third Person presents two embodied computational systems, each an autonomous actor with its own behaviors and vision. The systems constantly watch each other, occasionally looking away, but always returning to the act of looking at their counterpart. When a viewer enters this space and looks at one of them, the system being engaged looks away from both viewer and counterpart, waiting for the viewer to leave before continuing their machine-to-machine interactions. http://bengrosser.com/projects/third-person/

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              • Soundslam


                from fur Added 417 1 0

                Highly Responsive Punching Bag A DJ's life is hard and spoiling. Deejaying all night in overcrowded clubs and producing trax in the studio causes not only fame but also bad temper. DJs most frequently suffer from muscular atrophy and heart disease. SoundSlam is a high end controller built from a punching bag provided with 12 sensors, which are sensitive to pressure, a global acceleration sensor and a soundprocessor unit. Slamming the punching bag at the right spots allows you to control audiofiles and create song structures through your own physical input. Regular use of the SoundSlam lets your muscles grow like grass after a refreshing summer rain. All the girls will not only be delighted by your sophisticated sound but will also love your strengthened body.

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                • Interactive Painting at


                  from Pradeep Siddappa Added 87 1 0

                  The Idea was to introduce New Media Design Discipline to general guests/visitors during NID Convocation 2013. Here we gave new dimension to medium of painting, by introducing an interactive element inside painting. An element, which can changes with visitor’s interaction to create engaging experience with Paintings.

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                  • Audio Guillotine in Vienna


                    from Benoit Maubrey Added 109 1 0

                    Wooden instrument that destroys loudspeakers. Visitors can speak into a loudspeaker and then smash their voices with the "guillotine". Exhibition : "the Loudspeaker" at Vienna's Museumsquartier. February 2011.

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                    • Everybody (Wants To Be The DJ)


                      from Tullis Rennie Added 107 1 0

                      An interactive sound installation around dance music and club culture. It draws on people’s memories inside a club: the collective experience; the out-of-body experience; the fleeting, microcosmic social experience. The story is told by those who know it best - DJs who have spent as much time on the dance floor as behind the decks. It asks whether techno and house music ever could or indeed still can save the world.

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