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Dorkbot GBG

May 2nd, 2008

 Kanta Horio

The good people of DÃ¥nk! are organizing the first Dorkbot Gothenburg event. It starts in about 30 minutes, so chances are that if you’re reading about it here it’s too late. All I know is that Japanese artist Kanta Horio will be there.

If…

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self.detach (2008)

March 18th, 2008

 self.detach

Autonomous installation by Tim Horntrich and Jens Wunderling.

The piece self.detach – decomposing identities continuously scans whatever is being posted to Flickr. Images that are understood as being self-portraits (pictures tagged as “me”, “moi”, etc) will be extracted. They are then shredded into…

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Electrohype 2008 call for entries

March 8th, 2008

electrohype 2008 call for entries

Just so you know, there will be a new edition of Electrohype in Malmö, Sweden, this fall (2008). The call for entries is out on the electrohype website, electrohype.org

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Kick Ass Kung-Fu (2004)

March 1st, 2008

Interactive mixed reality game by Animaatiokone Industries.

Kick Ass Kung-Fu

Kick Ass Kung-Fu is a mixed reality fighting game. You perform your real martial-arts type moves in front of a camera. On screen you see both yourself and your virtual opponents. Fight!

I’m particularly impressed…

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Listening Post (2002)

February 28th, 2008

Autonomous installation by Ben Rubin and Mark Hansen.

Listening Post

Listening Post is a piece that listens to a number of online chat forums in real time. It extracts lines (those that contain the words “I am…”) and then displays these at the small…

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Fringe

February 28th, 2008

Christer’s piece from Fringe #0003

Fringe is a recurring gathering of people with an interest in stuff like new media art, physical computing, creative engineering, VJ stuff, etc., here in Stockholm.

At a typical Fringe gathering, there are a number of presentations, often followed by some…

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The Legible City (1989-1991)

February 19th, 2008

The Legible City

Interactive installation by Jeffrey Shaw. In 1989-1991 he made three versions of three cities (Manhattan, Amsterdam, Karlsruhe)

In Legible City the visitor is seated on a stationary training bicycle in front of a 3d “city” comprised entirely of text. Using the…

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Ambiguous Icon #5 (Running, Falling) (2000)

February 18th, 2008

Ambiguous Icon

Autonomous LED installation by Jim Campbell.

This low-resolution LED matrix display (32 x 24 pixels, all red) show a video of a person running and falling.

This is a piece from Campbell’s “ambiguous icon” series of LED works.

Further reading

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My Doomsday Weapon (2002)

February 14th, 2008

My Doomsday Weapon

Sci-fi conceptual art by Jakob S Boeskov

In 2002 Boeskov traveled to China to visit a weapons fair, ostensibly representing the (fictional) company Empire North, looking for investors to develop the “ID SniperRifle” – a rifle capable of firing small GPS…

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Live Taped Video Corridor (1970)

February 10th, 2008

Live Taped Video Corridor

Video installation by Bruce Nauman.

In Live/Taped Video Corridor, you walk down a long, very narrow corridor. At the end of the corridor there are two monitors on top of each other. The lower one shows a video tape of the…

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Watschendiskurs (2004)

February 10th, 2008

Watcschendiskurs

Autonomous robotic installation by Frank Fietzek and Uli Winters.

On two white pedestals we see two characters, a cat and a frog. They both look like some sort of odd low-tech cyborg versions of stuffed animals. When you walk closer you…

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Every Shot, Every Episode (2000)

February 7th, 2008

Every Shot, Every Episode

Ergodic video piece by Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.

The McCoys have worked with “database pieces” and in In Every Shot, Every Episode they painstakingly cut out and categorized 10 000 clips from Starsky & Hutch shows and put them on video CDs…

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Wooden Mirror (1999)

February 6th, 2008

Wooden MirrorResponsive installation by Daniel Rozin.

The “mirror” surface consists of 830 small wooden mirrors, each mounted on a servo motor. A camera is hooked up to a computer. The wooden blocks are used as a sort of large, mechanical pixels. They…

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Spatial Sounds (100 dB at 100 km/h) (2000)

February 5th, 2008

Spatial Sounds

Interactive audio installation by Marnix de Nijs and Edwin van der Heide

A large loudspeaker is mounted on a motorized arm. The arm rotates at varying speeds, up to 100 km/h. An ultrasonic distance sensor is mounted on the speaker, reading…

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1 Year Performance Video (2004)

February 4th, 2008

1 year performance video

Autonomous online video by MTAA

The 1 year performance video presents itself as what could be taken to be a streaming video of two people – the artists – dressed in black, each in his own small, white cell. They…

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Bloom (2007)

February 3rd, 2008

Bloom

 

Interactive kinetic sculpture by Greyworld (2007)

 This huge piece, installed inside a 10-story atrium, has a number of artificial flowers that open and close in response to people moving through the space. The flowers also open up in response to the…

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Victimless Leather (2004)

February 2nd, 2008

victmless leather

Bio-art project by Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr at the Tissue Culture and Art project, working at SymbioticA, the art & science collaborative research lab at the University of western Australia.

Inside a small bio-reactor they have grown a tiny leather jacket, using skin…

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Yucca Invest Trading Plant (1999)

February 1st, 2008

Yucca Invest Trading Plant

Dynamic installation by Ola Pehrson

On the table we see a yucca plant in a pot, wired up with electronic sensors. The sensors are in fact biometric sensors that measure tiny electrical variations in the plant. These are interpreted by the…

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node.stockholm

January 11th, 2008

Node Stockholm logo

Node.stockholm is a one-month festival of new media arts-related stuff. Read all about it at the site – nodestockholm.se

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