Aram Bartholl, a Berlin based artist, mixes up realities: online and offline, public and private. The central theme of his work is the question of how digital data or products could be transferred to the physical world.
Totoya Creatures are the first digital pets you can cuddle! It plays tunes, repeats voice with effects, pretends being a cyclops and likes when you comb his hair. Manufactured with natural user interface and child-safe materials. The interative cuddly toy has been a long time coming and now it's finally here. Will other brands follow suite? I can see The PG tips (the most engaged UK brand on Facebook) debuting their first digital chimp.
Snake the Planet! from MPU on Vimeo.
“Snake the Planet!” by MPU takes the classic mobile phone game ‘Snake’ and adopts it for the urban canvas. The software developed in openFrameworks first scans the environment then each level is generated individually and based on the selected facade. Windows, door frames, pipes and signs all become boundaries and obstacles in the game. Shapes and pixels collide with these boundaries like real objects. The multi player mode lets players intentionally block each other’s path in order to destroy the opponent, tron-like competitive element, where one player...
Finally, the final, ultimate end of ridiculous QR codes seems at hand,maybe. Touchcode has now developed a way to integrate tags into print without affecting its design. What’s more, unlike most innovations seen in this field, the technology doesn’t seem to require the user to scan the print with a camera in order to access the digital content. Count me suitably intrigued...
We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. We do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or ‘virtual space’. The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us.
Piotr Czerski's manifesto,...
Smile for London, Word in Motion - What the artists thought... from Smile for London on Vimeo.
Smile for London LOVE London. That’s why they’re turning the cross track projection screens on the London Underground into a digital playground by exhibiting moving image by the best emerging and established artists around. Their mission is to unleash these creative minds to explore the medium of silent digital film with the aim of engaging, uplifting and inspiring commuters over the next few weeks.
Side by Side Official Trailer (2012) from Company Films on Vimeo.
This upcoming and intriguing looking documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation. It shows what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions.