Rain Room

May 15th, 2013

The Rain Room by rAndom International is an interactive installation which is also part of the EXPO 1: New York exhibition. The Rain Room is a 100 square metre field of falling water that visitors may walk through and experience how it might feel to control the rain. 10 people can be tracked by the system and everywhere they go, the rain will stop. It’s really a magical experience. You can visit the Rain Room at the MoMA in NYC till July 28th.

In the first 2 photos you can see a dance performance by the choreographer Wayne McGregor.

Rain Room by rAndom International

Rain Room by rAndom International

Rain Room by rAndom International

Here’s a video form the Rain Room when it was installed at the Barbican in London.

Angles Mirror & Fan Mirror

March 26th, 2013

Daniel Rozin made 2 new mechanical mirrors: “Angles Mirror” and “Fan Mirror”. Just watch the videos and you’ll see what they’re about. You can see both and more new work by Daniel at Bitforms NYC till April 6th. If you don’t know his work, make sure you visit his website!

Angles Mirror by Daniel Rozin

Fan Mirror by Daniel Rozin


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.





Blind Self Portrait Machine

June 4th, 2012

“Blind Self Portrait Machine” is collaboration between Kyle McDonald and Matt Mets. They’ve build a machine which can help you draw your own self portrait.

While the visitor keeps their eyes shut, a moving platform guides a pen in their hand to draw a self-portrait, using computer vision to track their face and generate a line drawing. The result is a machine-aided drawing, a self-portrait you could never draw.

found at Make blog

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!

Starry Night – Interactive Animation

February 14th, 2012

Petros Vrellis made a very fascinating version of “Starry Night” by Vincent van Gogh. He wanted to visualize the flow of the famous painting and let user can interact with it by touch. The result is stunning! Even the sound responds to the flow.
Made with openFrameworks.

Still Life

January 26th, 2012

Still Life by Scott Garner is an interactive gallery piece that takes traditional still life painting into the fourth dimension with a motion-sensitive frame on a rotating mount.

found at CreativeApplications.net

Tape Recorders

January 11th, 2012

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is a Mexican electronic artist, who develops interactive installations that are at the intersection of architecture and performance art. “Tape Recorders” is one of his recent installation which was commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney.

Rows of motorised measuring tapes record the amount of time that visitors stay in the installation. As a computerised tracking system detects the presence of a person, the closest measuring tape starts to project upwards. When the tape reaches around 3m high it crashes and recoils back.

Each hour, the system prints the total number of minutes spent by the sum of all visitors.

Make sure to check his 2 other new artworks: Voice Array and Flatsun.

found at The Fox Is Black via iGNANT

Alerting Infrastructure!

December 19th, 2011

Alerting Infrastructure! by Jonah Brucker-Cohen is a physical hit counter that translates hits to the web site of an organization into interior damage of the physical building that web site or organization represents. The focus of the piece is to amplify the concern that physical spaces are slowly losing ground to their virtual counterparts. The amount of structural damage to the building directly correlates to the amount of exposure and attention the web site gets, thus exposing the physical structure’s temporal existence.

found at pietmondriaan

Little Printer

November 29th, 2011

BERG, a London-based design studio, has just announced 2 new products: Little Printer and BERG Cloud. Little Printer is a thermal printer with a wireless connection to the Web. Each time you press the button, a neat little personalised package will be printed immediately. You can configure the messages with your smartphone, this is the part where the BERG Cloud will shine. Just watch the video and see how beautiful the graphic design is.
Unfortunately it will only be launched as a “beta” product in 2012. Can’t wait to get one.