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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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Flying foam letters

October 7th, 2010

flogos

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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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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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?

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>> TV Buddha at medienkunstnetz

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A beating heart

December 19th, 2007

Gryphons

A beating heart in a jar

Kinetic sculpture produced at the Interactive Institute for the exhibition Man Machine 2 at the National Museum of Science and Technology (Tekniska Museet) in Stockholm. By artist Cristian Partos, Fredrik Bridell and Henrik Berggren.…

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Hellhunt

November 29th, 2007

Hellhunt

A paranoid web spider searching for the devil on the Internet.

Digital art piece produced at the Interactive Institute Smart Studio by Thomas Broomé, Fredrik Bridell and Olof Bendt. (2001)

Hellhunt contains a web spider, a computer program that goes to one…

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