Sebastian Hempel

April 19th, 2011

It was real delight to browse through Sebastian Hempel‘s oeuvre on his website. Here’re just 5 of his installations, but there’s much much more to discover.

Form Art

April 5th, 2011

Form Art is a project made by Alexei Shulgin in 1997. In 1997! He used formal elements of the HTML language, without adding anything to them, to create compositions, animations, images, … The website is packed with little pieces, but make sure to check out the animations and the game.

The Future Piggy Bank

March 10th, 2011

“The Future Piggy” Bank is project made by Wang Chao, Maggie Kuo, and Jordi Parra, at the Umeå Institute of Design, in Sweden. In just a few days, they made this mock-up of piggy bank that accepts credit cards. By using very simple components like an arduino board, a sensor and an iphone as a display, they were able to create a piggy bank which behaves like a Tamagotchi. If you don’t feed it with a credit card it will become sad and the other way around. Very nice work!

found at Co.Design

Climbing

March 8th, 2011

Jesse McLean is true digital mountaineer, just watch this excerpt of his Climbing video.

found at rhizome

Flitser.org

February 25th, 2011

Flitser.org is probably one of the coolest websites I’ve seen lately. It’s basically a website with a lot of photos of people taking pictures of themselves in a mirror while using the flash of the camera. The interesting part is that the center of the flashlight follows your mouse pointer. There’re also a few automated animations and one interactive one called “Click, Drag, Throw”. It’s a project made by Conditional Design.

found at It’s Nice That

BNPJ.exe

February 9th, 2011

BNPJ.exe is an exhibition that you can download. It’s actually a piece of software created by Jon Rafman and Tabor Robak, for the Extra Extra Gallery. You can explore a 3d game-like environment which is textured with classic paintings. It’s not that easy to get from one “level” to another, especially the first one is quite hard. In the end I got stuck on the bottom of a well. How far did you get?
Don’t be mislead by the name of this piece, there’s a mac download available too.

found at PAINTED, ECT

Happiness

February 1st, 2011

Happiness by Laurel Schwulst will make you smile. Garanteed!

Do Not Touch Chair

December 23rd, 2010

Dominic Wilcox his latest project is “Do Not Touch Chair”, it’s his version of a ‘buzz wire’ game. He made a sculpture of a chair by hand bending a single length of wire. The user must navigate around the wire using a metal hoop without touching the wire. If the wire is touched then they will hear his voice warning “Do not touch”.

One Hundred and Eight

November 19th, 2010

One Hundred and Eight is an interactive installation made by  Nils Völker. It’s made out of ordinary garbage bags which can be selectively inflated and deflated by two cooling fans.

Although each plastic bag is mounted stationary the sequences of inflation and deflation create the impression of lively and moving creatures which waft slowly around like a shoal. But as soon a viewer comes close it instantly reacts by drawing back and tentatively following the movements of the observer. As long as he remains in a certain area in front of the installation it dynamically reacts to the viewers motion. As soon it does no longer detect someone close it reorganizes itself after a while and gently restarts wobbling around.

found at CreativeApplications.Net

Tolia Demidov

November 15th, 2010

I don’t know anything about Tolia Demidov except that there are some very cool browser experiments on his website. Try them out!


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