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prostheticknowledge:

AUDFIT

Dance and sound tech put together by Polish collective Strangeloop is a wearable device which produces abstract sounds based on the performer’s gestures through sensors. As the device has three seperate sound channels, the audience (listening with headphones) can hear different generated audio depending on the channel they choose to listen to - video embedded below:

excerpts from premiere of AUDFIT at Centrum Kultury ZAMEK, Poznań, 20.02.2014 in FRIV MOVE ZAMEK programme.

AUDFIT:
Marta Romaszkan - dance/movement
Krystian Klimowski - physical computing, sensor programming
Patryk Lichota - conception and sound programming

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prostheticknowledge:

etcpp

Creative Applications have covered a project by lafkon which created geometric stopframe animations using granular material and a pen-plotter:

Created by Lafkon duo consisting of Benjamin Stephan and Christoph Haag, etcpp is an animation created using Processing and a Pen Plotter where animation frames are drawn into various granular matter.

The project started during a pitch for collaborative animation project and unfortunately disapproved at the very early point, which duo decided to complete regardless. It’s built upon experimental work with pen plotters, described as precise machines and not too over-engineered and easily hackable. The process began by generating different animations using Processing which were then converted to vector graphics using an autotrace batch conversion and finally hpgl coordinates. All frames are then combined into one source file with a trigger command between each frame. Whenever the trigger command happens, i.e. when the plotter pen moves into it’s zero position, it activates a hardware switch – the camera takes a photo.

Here is the animation that was produced:

You can find out more about the project (and see the process of putting together the frames in action) at Creative Applications here

Creative Applications also have an informal Tumblr blog [thisthatandwhatnot] here

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Conway’s Game of Life, an interesting way to think about complex systems and emergent design

typeworship:

Letters at Large

For her Master of Fine Arts thesis, Audra Hubbell projected these huge letters from various typefaces around Chicago. Visualising the characters free of the restraints of page or screen, Audra’s aim was to observe the effects of space and the environment on the letters and the letters on the space. The interesting distortions lead her to explore the harmony between each letter and specific location.

In 2007 Tobias Battenberg created similar images projecting the typeface Akzidenz Grotesk around the city of Cologne, which is worth seeing here.

officinak:

Giphoscope n° 22 | The Public Domain Review Collection

Owner: Artist Jose Tola, Lima, Peru. 

The Giphoscope n° 22 was created in collaboration with The Public Domain Review and sold through the PDR Store. It displays an Animated GIF of a pig trotting, created from Plate 674 (Pig) in: Muybridge, Eadweard (1887). Animal Locomotion: an Electro-photographic Investigation of Consecutive Phases of Animal Movements, 1872-1885

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The Giphoscope is the world first handmade analog GIF player.
Each Giphoscope is built to order and is a one-of-a-kind piece of art.
To know more about the Giphoscope, making of, collections and orders, please visit: www.giphoscope.com or write to giphoscope@gmail.com.

The Giphoscope: Perpetual (E)motion.
By Alessandro Scali & Marco Calabrese from Officina K | OKKULT Motion Pictures, Turin, Italy.

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prostheticknowledge:

Facerig

Facial tracking software uses your webcam feed and presents you as a high-quality 3D character, mimicking your facial expressions and position. Also claims to alter your voice amongst other features.

The project was featured on Indiegogo and has already reached it’s target with a month to go - video embedded below demonstrates many interesting features:

FaceRig is a program enabling anyone with a webcam to instantly embody any character they want. The output can be streamed to Skype, Twitch or any service that  uses a webcam. It can also be instantly recorded as a movie. For now we’re focusing on the portrait and the audio, but we aim to do more in the future.

It is currently in development, but we’re already having lots of fun with it. We, the developers, would love to have the chance to finalize it and keep it indie to make it available at a low price for everyone to enjoy;  that’s why we’re on Indiegogo. We hope you’ll join in and help us create something fresh and fun.

You can find out more at Indiegogo here, or at the official website here