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on creative engineering and new media art

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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Pure Data (Pd)

December 3rd, 2008
Example Pure Data patch

Example Pure Data patch

Pd (aka Pure Data) is a real-time graphical programming environment for audio, video, and graphical processing. You can download Pd for free from puredata.info. You can also find some tutorials and other info to get you started.…

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openFrameworks

November 27th, 2008

http://www.vimeo.com/921725

OpenFrameworks is a cross-platform, open-source C++ library for creative coding. It seems to be really catching on in the new media field, and a lot of artists and hackers are now using it. Watch the video I posted here, “Made…

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oF syjunta again

November 21st, 2008

The next OpenFrameworks Syjunta is scheduled for nov 26th 2008. This time the venue is Detroit on Roslagsgatan 21.

>> collectiveexperiments.com/ofsyjunta

>> detroitstockholm.com

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oF Syjunta: oF Knitting Circle in Stockholm

October 21st, 2008

oF Syjunta

Stockholm has been blessed with its own openFrameworks Knitting Circle. If you’re wondering why I’m talking about a knitting circle at at new media blog, it’s because this is not really a knitting circle. The craft here is hacking, not knitting.…

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Speed vs features

June 17th, 2008

A while back something happened with bridell.com, and loading a page – any page -  suddenly took ages. I couldn’t really find the strength and time to fix it (especially since loading the administration pages was just as slow…) and…

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Fringe.nu goes live

May 7th, 2008

 Fringe.nu blog

I’ve been working on the Fringe.nu site for a while, transforming the old site into a WordPress-driven site. Tonight we flicked the switch and put it online. Go and have a look (and tell me if you find stuff that’s…

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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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Mental Radio (2007)

April 23rd, 2008

mental radio

A tool for exploring extrasensory perception

Interactive installation by Ulrika Sparre (2007). Produced at the Interactive Institute with Sparre as Artist in Residence. Programming and interface design by Fredrik Bridell.

Mental Radio contains an archive of drawings. The viewer is invited to…

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How to install WordPress on web10

April 17th, 2008

I just spent a while looking for a way to install the current (2.5) release of the WordPress blog on the web host web10.se. I failed. However, I did manage to install WordPress 2.3. If you want to know how…

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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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