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Reference information about new media art pieces and the like. (These are not MY pieces)

Super Mario Clouds (2002)

October 24th, 2010

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Hacked NES cartridge by Cory Arcangel.

Arcangel used an original Super Mario cartridge and hacked it so that everything but the clouds was removed.

What I find especially interesting about this piece is that it pisses some many off, and sends them…

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Sans Titre (I Believe I Can Fly) (2006)

October 19th, 2010

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video by Camille Laurelli, www.laurelli.blogspot.com

If you’re wondering whether this is even possible, all I have to say is that it’s not fake, it’s art.

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The Digesting Duck (1739)

October 18th, 2010

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Automaton by Jacques de Vaucanson

Vaucanson’s duck is one of several “automata” made by Jacques Vaucanson (1709-1782). The actual duck has been lost – reportedly lost in a fire while on tour in Russia – and few surviving photographs exist. The…

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Open Burble (2006)

October 13th, 2010

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Open Burble by Usman Haque (and others, see full credits here was a commissioned piece for the Singapore Biennale 2006, in which about 1000 latex balloons, equipped with LEDs and microcontrollers, are assembled to this huge shape that rises like a…

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Flying foam letters

October 7th, 2010

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Giant foam letters that float up in the sky.

At first, I’ll admit, I thought this was an art piece, but it seems it is actually a form of advertising created by a company called Flogos. The video on YouTube…

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Intonarumori (1913)

August 25th, 2009

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Experimental music instruments by Luigi Russolo.

Russolo, an Italian futurist painter and composer, made these wonderful noise-making instruments 1913. There were 27 different versions, each named, and each making some sort of noise or sound; like that of machines, but turned…

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What if I Was a Rat? (2002)

June 5th, 2009

Live video by Ilona Huss Wallin (2002)

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Wallin built a model of a home, in the scale of rats. For five weeks they were living in the model, constantly monitored by video cameras. The video was streamed in real time and…

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Kinetic Sculpture BMW Museum (2008)

April 7th, 2009

kinetic sculpture by ART+COM (2008)

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This kinetic scuplture consists of 714 balls (in, I believe, a 15 x 42 grid) that drop down on wires from the ceiling. During a 7-minute run they form various forms; at first just a random cloud,…

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Line Describing a Cone (1973)

March 30th, 2009

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Light installation  (?) by Anthony McCall (1973)

A 16mm projector is projecting a movie on the wall. At first, the movie seems to be just a white point on a black background. Very slowly, it starts expanding, first to an arc, and…

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Khronos Projector (2005)

March 16th, 2009

Responsive video installation by Alvaro Cassinelli and Masatoshi Ishakawa

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Khronos Projector looks like a backprojected image on a wall. But the projection surface is very flexible, and you can push it in with your hands. When you do that, the parts of…

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Inter Dis-Communication Machine (1993)

March 9th, 2009

Responsive wearable by Hachiya Kazuhiko (1993)

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Two people put on these machines that let you swap your visual and auditory input with each other, so that you “can only see through the other person’s eyes”.

Photo: Kurokawa Mikio

>> artist’s home page

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TV Buddha (1974)

March 2nd, 2009

Closed circuit TV installation with bronze statue, by Nam June Paik (1974)

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A statue of the Buddha is watching its own image on TV. Need I say more?

>> paikstudios.com

>> TV Buddha at medienkunstnetz

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Illuminated Averages #1: Hitchcock’s Psycho (2000)

February 23rd, 2009

Lightbox with Duratrans print by Jim Campbell

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In his series of “illuminated averages”, artist Jim Campbell creates averages of video sequences. Of course (well, I assume)  he makes these using some sort of software, not by hand, but they also refer…

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Blinkenlights (2001)

February 16th, 2009

Interactive media façade by Chaos Computer Club (2001-)

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Project Blinkenlights was a public installations that turned the façade of a building into a low-resolution display, using lights inside the windows. Members of the general public could upload their own animations to the…

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Atari Light (1999)

February 10th, 2009

interactive game environment by Pierre Huyghe (1999)

Two people hold game controllers and play Pong using the lights in the ceiling as pixels.

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Strandbeest (1990-)

January 29th, 2009

Autonomous kinetic sculptures by Theo Jensen.

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Theo Jensen is one of those characters that you just have to love. On his CV he lists how he…

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super-i (2005)

December 16th, 2008

Responsive wearable goggles by Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chebyshev.

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super-i presents itself as a pair of wearable goggles with a camera on front. There’s a little box containing some electronics that let you apply different filters to the image from the camera…

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self.detach (2008)

March 18th, 2008

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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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Kick Ass Kung-Fu (2004)

March 1st, 2008

Interactive mixed reality game by Animaatiokone Industries.

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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.

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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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