Kraftwerk 3D Concert: Radio-Activity

January 8th, 2015

Yesterday I had the chance to see Kraftwerk, on of my all-time favorite bands, in Berlin. They’re currently performing their 3D shows “The catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8”, each representing one album, at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum. As you might know, that building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and is a true classic. It’s fair to say that seeing Kraftwerk playing in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is a one time opportunity, especially as the building will be closed for renovations for the next five years.
Yesterday was concert #2: Radio-Activity (1975), not their best album in my humble opinion. The 3D visuals made the first 30 minutes fly by quickly, so that Kraftwerk could play their greatest hits for the next hour and a half: Autobahn, Spacelab, Das Model, Die Mensch-Maschine, Tour de France, Die Roboter, Boing Boom Tschak …
I don’t know if it was a concert or an art performance, it was for sure something I’ll remember for a long time. If Kraftwerk ever plays in your city, get tickets!

Disclaimer. I was invited by Volkswagen, a partner of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who supports the concerts.

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Man Machine

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Tour de France

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Die Roboter

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Boing Boom Tschak

A Tribute To Heather

March 7th, 2013

The latest by Evan Roth:

A Tribute To Heather is a collection of ten new One Gif Compositions created from single animated gif files found on Heather’s Animations. Heather’s Animations is a hand crafted personal archive of early Animated Gifs that has remained online, free for all and relatively unchanged since 1999.


February 27th, 2013

We’ve reached the ultimate stage of the animated gif hype, but here comes the gifmelter to the rescue. You can now MELT your animated gif to achieve a double animated experience. Gifmelter is a project by Chris Shier. Brilliant stuff.

Chris informed me that he was only able to make the gifmelter thanks to gif.js (a javascript renderer which lets the gifs animate properly) by Tim Baker.






February 27th, 2013

This is very subtle animated gif. It was actually generated by code which you could run in Mathematica. This tumblr called archery is full with this kind of stuff.


Here’s the code:

R[n_] := (SeedRandom[n]; RandomReal[])
G[A_, s_, c_, T_, x_] := A*T*Exp[-(x - c)^2/s]

     100 - n + 
     Sum[G[.05, 6, 100*R[n], 
                 Sum[G[1, .01, k - R[2 n], 1, m/100 + t], 
                 {k, -3, 3, 1}], 
     {n, 1, 100, 1}], 
   {x, -10, 110}],
    PlotStyle -> Directive[Black], PlotRange -> {{-10, 110}, {0, 100.5}},
    Filling -> Axis, FillingStyle -> White, Axes -> False, AspectRatio -> Full, 
    ImageSize -> {500, 700}],
  {n, 0, 100, 1}]],
{t, 0, .95, .5}, AnimationRunning->False]

found at Bruce Sterling

RGB Landscapes

February 15th, 2013

These are just 5 cropped animated gifs from Emilio Gomariz latest series: RGB Landscapes. Go check all 52 of them in full resolution!

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz

RGB Landscapes by Emilio Gomariz


January 6th, 2013

12c” – 80 animated gifs by Kim Asendorf. Here’re my 3 favorites.

12c by Kim Asendorf

12c by Kim Asendorf

12c by Kim Asendorf

Further Abstracts

August 2nd, 2012

Further Abstracts” is a beautiful series of animated gifs by Alma Alloro. Love them!

found at I like this art

Inner Doubts .com

May 29th, 2012

Inner Doubts .com, Rafaël Rozendaal‘s latest piece. Not that it really matters, but is this Rafaël’s first HTML/Paper.js work?


February 29th, 2012

Prismatica” is a new piece by Kit Webster. He attached pyramid-shaped crystals to an LCD screen and made a programmed geometric animation precisely mapped to the vertices of the crystals, illuminating them individually and in formation. The animations are further refracted through the geometry of the crystals in accordance with the shifting perspective of the observer, which in turn alters the way the illuminations appear and interact with reflections of surrounding lights within the space.

Spectrum Horizon & Spectrum Cube

February 17th, 2012

Emilio Gomariz, THE man behind Triangulation Blog, released 2 new video pieces based on the OS X genie effect: Spectrum Horizon & Spectrum Cube. Great work Emilio!